Tips and Tricks for Your Thanksgiving Turkey – New Orleans style!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is a lot of delicious cooking to be done! For many people, the turkey is the most important part of the Thanksgiving meal, and we want everyone to know that we are sharing our New Orleans tradition with everyone! Our Cajun fried turkeys are a great addition to any Thanksgiving feast!

Since our Atlanta opening, 15 years ago, we have been frying turkeys for families all over Atlanta. In the last 15 years we have sold more than 20,000 of our Cajun fried turkeys here in Atlanta.

In the spirit of the holiday, we want to give all of our readers a few tips from Copeland’s Atlanta CEO Bill Goudey for cooking these turkeys at home.

  • Thaw the bird for two day and drain it completely.
  • Inject with poultry seasonings and marinade for 24 hours, then cook in 350°F peanut oil.
  • Make sure the turkey is dry before placing it into the oil, so that the oil will keep from sparking.
  • Turn off the flame when you put the turkey in or you could get burned!
  • Watch to make sure the pot does not boil over and is protected at all times.
  • It only takes 45 minutes to cook a 12-14 pound turkey, but the instructions are the most important tool.
  • When using a recipe, study the ingredients. If you see something in the ingredients that you and your family do not like or can not use, then try to think of another ingredient.

To watch us prepare one of our Cajun fried turkeys, be sure to check out the video of our Managing Partner Glen Helmstetter’s turkey demonstration!

Our Cajun fried turkeys are available from the catering and Holiday Specials menu at both Copeland’s of New Orleans locations in Atlanta for the holidays and year-round. Don’t forget to visit our website from more information         (www.CopelandsAtlanta.com)!

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Saints Season 2013 at Copeland’s Atlanta: A Season of RedemSEAN

 

Calling all Saints fans! We will be watching EVERY Saints game here at Copeland’s (yes, including the untelevised games!) and we really hope you can join us!

Try to contain your excitement for the 2013 season. As many of you already know, this year marks the return of Coach Sean Payton. After being suspended for “Bounty Gate,” Coach Payton is sure to return in style and take the Saints all the way to another shot at the Super Bowl in February 2014 in New York City.

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Bill Goudey, CEO of Copeland’s of New Orleans in Atlanta, said “We love bringing New Orleans to Atlanta; we do it with food and ambiance throughout the year. To be able to bring Saints football to Copeland’s is very special.”

Make us your home away from home with the Saints 2013 season! Our Cumberland location (Saints Headquarters in Atlanta) is proud to be hosting our 7th season of New Orleans Saints football. Thank you to all of you who kicked off the season with us for our rival the Atlanta Falcons, on Sunday, September 8 (which I am pleased to say was a satisfying victory!). Come out and be a part of the action with great food and drink specials, our New Orleans Live Jazz Sunday Brunch Buffet and our 100-inch HD Projection Screen TV!

Mark your calendars for our next match up on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Never forget a game by downloading the Saints 2013-2014 season calendar!

Celebrate Father’s Day 2013 at Copeland’s of New Orleans!

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Trying to figure out how to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Look no further! 

Get a jump start on Father’s Day plans for dad with Copeland’s of New Orleans-Atlanta for our Annual New Orleans, Live Jazz Brunch Buffet or our New Holiday Dinner Buffet! You can not go wrong with traditional New Orleans style food and soothing jazz music.

This year’s holiday dinner buffet will feature the Carving Station with roasted prime rib and honey ham, Shrimp Boat done traditionally and a Specialty Wing Bar. In addition to these featured stations, some of the many delicious options Copeland’s is serving include the Shrimp Popcorn, Chicken Fettuccine Sauce Piquant, Jambalaya and the Hickory Wood Grilled Chicken. Copeland’s is adding the Kid’s Corner this year, for both brunch and dinner buffets, serving chicken tenders, Mac n’ cheese and French fries while children under five (5) eat free.

Among the featured brunch items are Made to Order Omelets, Brioche French Toast and Belgian Waffle station, Peel & Eat Shrimp and a prime rib carving station as well as all of the traditional New Orleans favorites. The Grand Finale, for both the brunch and dinner buffets, will consist of an assortment of delicious desserts including the Chocolate Tower with Assorted Dippers, Fruit Cobbler and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

In the tradition of its founder, the late Al Copeland, Copeland’s Atlanta is a big booster of charities throughout metro Atlanta, including CURE Childhood Cancer, the USO and as business partners for local schools in Cobb County.

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We Had A Blast On Fat Tuesday!!

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Atlanta residents could not have gotten closer to an authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration than our “Mardi Gras Madness” on Fat Tuesday.

Our patrons were not disappointed as our staff pulled out all the stops to make our’s the most talked about, and remembered party around!

As soon as guests entered the beautiful double doors, they were exposed to all the glitz and glamour that one would expect from such a party, and we took the lavishness to an all new level. Everywhere you looked there were vibrantly colored decorations – from the streamers on the walls, to the ornaments on the ceiling. One could not help but be in awe of our costumed employees and patrons, the smell of bona fide Creole grub, beads passed out from all corners, and the extraordinary sounds from the Crescent City Connection – the traditional New Orleans street band we hired to entertain the guests for the evening.

Taking in the entirety of the scene, it’s no wonder that our guests stayed for hours to dance their hearts out, order plenty of famous New Orleans style drinks, and second helpings of our famous Creole crawfish, shrimp, and of course the delicious and infamous King Cake.

Sisters Marion and Kelli Welsh, New Orleans natives and 6-year Mardi Gras celebration attendees, say “This is our home away from home, as well as many other New Orleans transplants in Atlanta after Katrina. If we’re not in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, we make plans to celebrate at here.” They say their favorite tradition is our King Cake, served every year as a special dessert. They also say that we offer the best Mardi Gras party in the Atlanta area – never again will they go anywhere else to celebrate!

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The Crescent City Connection – traditional New Orleans street jazz band!

Our Staff Celebrating the Spirit of Giving

Our Staff Celebrating the Spirit of Giving

Staff members Deborah Summerlin, Andrea White, Michael White, Angela Manee, James Simmons along with Marine Corporal Zack Navejos showcasing some of the toys donated by our patrons for Toys for Tots!

Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta Franchise to Present U.S. Marines with Toys for Tots Donations

We are proud to be supporting the Atlanta, GA chapter of Toys for Tots this holiday season. The presentation of the toys and monetary donations to the U.S. Marine Corps will be on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at our Cumberland location at 3131 Cobb Pkwy S.E., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Bring the flyer below for a FREE appetizer or dessert (up to a $10.00 value) on the 8th!Image

About Toys-For-Tots:

 The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 51(c) (3) tax exempt not for profit charity, is the authorized fund raising and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during Christmas. While the Marines coordinate and manage the program, the Foundation’s success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of people who donate toys, and that’s why Stevenson Honda has joined this cause.

For more information, or to make a donation, visit: http://www.toysfortots.org/

11 Alive Covered our Thanksgiving with CURE Childhood Cancer