During our Christmas break my family traveled to New Orleans for the first time! You may remember me sharing some of the fun from that wonderful vacation in a city that was so much more than we ever expected! We were so taken back by the wonderful citizens who dwell in that colorful town, the music was amazingly incredible, and equally wonderful…the food! We were so fortunate to have some of our friends tell us all their favorite places to sample the flavors of Nola…so as a little “thank you” we decided to treat them to a meal, New Orleans style! Our original intent was to replicate the muffuletta sandwiches from Central Grocery…a most favored little store that made these delicious and ginormous sandwiches in the back of the shop! But when we began to research how to make a sandwich that was as similar as possible…we discovered that we could actually have the real deal shipped directly to our doorstep! Needless to say, we decided to throw out the idea of making them ourselves and treat our friends to an authentic taste of the city! If you’ve not heard of Goldbely, you really should check them out! They can bring to your door some of the most wonderful eats and sweets from all across the country! From steaks to cupcakes, deli sandwiches to cookies & ice cream…if you have a favorite from somewhere you’ve visited check to see if they’ve got you covered! And if not, I can guarantee you’ll see something that looks delicious! So over the weekend we enjoyed good company and good food…made simple! And even though I really didn’t prepare anything myself, I’d still like to share how I set up some simple munchies for our “thank you” meal!