Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall Colors on the Natchez Trace

In case you wandered onto my blog for the first time, let me start with this: I have a fascination with the Natchez Trace Parkway. If you missed the posts about my trek along the entire 444 miles of the Trace from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN last spring, click here and here.

Last weekend, DH (aka Mr. Parker) and I drove on the Trace to view the leaves. As residents of Tennessee for just over a year, we are totally fascinated with the changing colors of the leaves. Just to contrast, in our former home of New Orleans it was very common to see Christmas lights strung on azalea bushes blooming with beautiful pink flowers during December.

No trip up the Trace would be complete without a stop at the Loveless Café on Highway 100 as you exit the end of the Trace in Nashville. They are famous for their biscuits and celebrity diners whose framed photos cover the wall in the foyer. If you arrive at lunch, I recommend the BLT with fried green tomatoes.


Shauna Roberts said...

Oh, I miss Southern biscuits. I can't bring myself to make them at home because they're so high in fat.

Pretty pictures. The colored leaves are startling.

Rae Ann Parker said...

SHAUNA, biscuits are definitely a treat saved for outings to great places like the Loveless Cafe. I must confess I have never made a biscuit from scratch.

Shauna Roberts said...

!!! Really? I used to make biscuits all the time in college and grad school because they were so easy and filling. Northern biscuits, though, aren't as tender because the flour has a higher protein content and less butter is used.

Did you ever have the biscuits at Jacque-Imo's on Maple Street in the Riverbend area of NOLA? Incredibly yummy and so rich they were probably more butter than flour.

Rae Ann Parker said...

SHAUNA, I love everything on the menu at Jacques-Imo's. One of the things I miss the most about New Orleans, besides the people of course, is the food.