New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu says she withdrew her hold on the nomination of Jack Lew after she met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. She explained her change of action on the Senate floor last night after Lew was confirmed.
New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Opera Association presents Mozart's The Magic Flute featuring soprano Sarah Jane McMahon and scenic backdrops by LPO flutist and painter Patti Adams. Performances are at the Mahalia Jackson Theater November 19th and 21st, 2010.
New Orleans, La. – Playwright Carolyn Woosley explores the journies of renowned artists Clementine Hunter and Clyde Connell in 2 one woman plays. The productions are part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Performances run through Sunday November 21, 2010 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
ALSO: In this extended conversation, Anna Mae Martin Doucet talks about her early years living on the Bayou near Golden Meadow and tells her great-granddaughter Elise Sanchez that along with an idyllic country upbringing came the threat of hurricanes.
1 small cheese pumpkin (or other dense variety) 6 cups sugar 8 cups water
Peel the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and the stringy membrane that holds them in. Cut into 1 inch sized cubes. In a large, heavy pot add 1 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water for each 4 cups of pumpkin. When the sugar is dissolved, add the pumpkin, bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Cook uncovered until the liquid has dissolved and the pumpkin is reduced to jam.
New Orleans, La. – Senator Landrieu says she's sympathetic to the administration's argument that it needs a leader in this tough economy. But she says the oil industry is stuck trying to deal with new rules enacted after the BP oil spill. Landrieu says she supports efforts to ensure drilling is safe.
"What I'm not supportive of is, under the guise of doing that, is - you know - shutting down drilling, which is a major industry, in the Gulf of Mexico."