Southern Honeymoon

Okay, no more wedding pictures today (I think). If I were going to show you a wedding picture it would be of my wonderful and talented friend, Denise White, who sang The Lord’s Prayer at our wedding and also had a wonderful time singing with the Jack Mitchell Big Band at the reception. I even joined her for our signature Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy rendition, that we always sing when we get together.

Okay, the last of the Anniversary pics for now!

Today, I’m going to show you some of the fabulous honeymoon pics. Remember, that I traveled (a lot) back in the day. We travelled from Fayetteville, Arkansas to New Orleans, where we spent a couple of days, and then on to Jamaica, for a glorious 10 days and then back to New Orleans for a final three days, first class, round trip for  – $29.00 yes that is twenty-nine dollars. Thank God for frequent flier miles. I should have known all that travelling would pay off somewhere.

We stayed at Sandals – Negril. This was the view outside our door!

Sandals Negril Jamaica
Sandals Negril Jamaica

We had a sunset toast every evening.

Sandals - Negril
Sandals – Negril, Jamaica
Sandals - Negril, Jamaica
Sandals – Negril, Jamaica
Sunset in Jamaica
Sunset in Jamaica

We had a wonderful time in Jamaica. It was fun after New Orleans. We arrived in the late evening in Negril. We made our way to the nearest restaurant where we ordered some of the delicious local seafood. We requested a bottle of Chardonnay. The waiter asked us if we wanted red or white! We knew we were a long way from New Orleans, the home of some of the best food and wine in the world!


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Today’s Lagniappe: Creole Onion Soup
This is a wonderful recipe from Brennen’s New Orleans. It is a great soup to have in the cooler months of the year!

(8 servings)
1?2 c. (1 stick) butter
1 large onion
1?2 c. all-purpose flour
2 quarts beef stock
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. white pepper
Salt to taste
2 tsp. eggshade or yellow food coloring (optional)
1?4 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Melt the butter in a large pot, and sauté the onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Blend the flour and cook the mixture over medium heat another 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning with salt to taste. If desired, add the food coloring. Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan, then serve.



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8 responses to “Southern Honeymoon”

  1. Maggie Avatar

    Loved your holiday pix, spookily enoughI have palm trees in my post today.

  2. Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman Avatar

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations and best wishes for your marriage–hope the honeymoon lasts a long, long time!

  3. Poppedijne Avatar

    You lucky girl. Such a fabulous place to honymoon! We honymoned in Majorca ( Spain) 36 years agoo. Was very nice too. Have a fab day.

  4. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove Avatar

    This onion soup recipe sounds awesome. Got it c/p to make it soon! thanks 🙂

  5. Brenda Avatar

    Looks yummy! I love onion soup!

  6. Susie Avatar

    I love your pictures and have decided that I need a vacation! I’ll bet the sunsets were spectacular! Have a great week…

  7. Michelle Avatar

    Beautful pictures and it looks like such a nice relaxing life! Glad you had a great time!

  8. Deanna Piercy Avatar

    My husband and I honeymooned in New Orleans 28 years ago and fell in love with the city. Now that our children are grown we vacation there at least a couple of times a year (we are going next week, in fact) and might end up retiring there someday.

    It’s funny that you posted this onion soup recipe because my son just asked me yesterday if I could make onion soup for him sometime. I told him that I think I had made it years ago from a recipe in my Brennan’s cookbook which I had purchased on our honeymoon. It will be on my menu soon.

    Btw, I live in Ada and know some of *your people*. 😉

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