Jenn, you're welcome, honey. You earned it.
Mern, I had to laugh at the fatted calf remark. Very clever!
Mike, is there some ordinance about butter down here? If you don't cook with at least a stick of it you get fined? Unless you are frying it? Or throwing cream sauce at it? I told you my theory of frying in NOLA, they fry everything in the house, the yard and whatever happens by. And please do not even get me started on what gator on a stick (a Mardi Gras treat!) sounds like to a Yankee. But I've gotta say, if everything here is about food, it sure is good tasting food. How does anyone stay thin here?
Robin, I missed the eye posts too. Are you OK?