Hunting Wabbits Season

So If you are not a festival fan – It’s Hunting Time !Oct 7th starts small game season and then on to deer season. Louisiana is the Sportsman Paradise- and we have lots of places to hunt and learn about the great outdoors. I come from a family of hunters and my Dad has hunted his whole life. It was […]

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This weekends Festival time-

Hi Friends- another Friday is here in Louisiana. October in Louisiana  is just a little cooler than normal (60-79- verses (80-90) 0f the summer. Hurricane’s are still forming out in the oceans but we are all quite here. at home.  Looks like another great weekend -to go out and explore- Any Plans for the weekend? Here’s some suggestion from Home – Louisiana Cotton Festival – Ville Platte, LA – Oct 10 to Oct 15, 2017 Cotton Queen and King, parade, carnival and live music. Tamale Fiesta – Zwolle, LA – Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2017 Annual event for 40+ years to celebrate the Spanish and Indian heritage of the town with hot tamales, entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing, parades, and children’s activities. Andouille Festival – LaPlace, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 Dedicated to the sausage it is named after, event includes Andouille eating contest, gumbo cook-off and jazz brunch, among other activities. Bridge City Gumbo Festival – Bridge City, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 2000 pounds of gumbo is served to visitors annually. Gumbo cooking contest, beautiful child contest, crafts, midway and delicious cajun cuisine. Held at Angel Square. Admission is $3. All day rides for $25. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival – New Orleans, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 Live music, Southern barbecue and fun in Lafayette Square.  Admission is free at Lafayette Square Park. Louisiana Gumbo Festival […]

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Happy Friday

  Yes – it’s Friday – Hope you enjoyed celebrating Mid Autumn Festival with my family this week. Come back next week for more fun. Lisa What’s up this Weekend- October 7th- World Card making day Scrapbook.com Scrapbook.com A day of fun far all papercrafters – let’s of fun parties on line and deals to be had . Lisa   […]

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Friday – Weekend Plans.

Hello !   Happy Friday – we made it another week . And what’s on my planner for Today and the Weekend, Well here’s a few suggestions if you are in the area.   LSU  HomeComing   Game – in Baton Rouge ,la. It’s Saturday -and fun is happening before the game – Check out the Event  Link.   Homecoming Events  Event […]

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Louisiana Tailgating- Y’all Come

Welcome to Thursday ‘s  Food  Find *   LEL- Today we are talking about  – Tailgating – Louisiana style.   A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts. You Want to know the Best Colleges to tailgate at – Our own LSU Tigers is  #1 Here the article -is you school included –10 best tailgates in College So What makes it Special – The Food  ! On Today ‘s Menu  – Gumbo * I will be the first to tell you everyone has there own recipe. Goggle it -tons of recipes & video- But it various from house to house and areas  of Louisiana you live in. It can be made with about anything – meat,seafood ,wild game and poultry. It can be made quick or cooked low and Slow. Made for a few or a crowd -served with Rice.  Eat and Enjoy    Lisa    Need help  Gumbo 101   Here’s the Basics of Gumbo- Chicken -Clean and cut up. Place in bot with water and let boil. Cook about an hour. Strain. Liquid is your base. De bone and save chicken You need to make a dark roux in an iron skillet. This takes a while -don’t burn it.  ( […]

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Happy Friday

We made  it to Friday ! Lots going on this weekend and enjoy!    Lisa     What Going on this Weekend? Sugar Cane Festival    Event oage Sept. 20 – 24, 2017. Celebrate the Louisiana sugar cane industry with parades, carnival, live Cajun and Zydeco music, car show, sugar cookery, photography, and artistry competitions, horticulture show, pageantry and more. View our blog for […]

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Thursday Recipe : Pork Roast & Mustard Greens

Thursday is my Food Find Day- Why Food Fine ? We are foodies in this house. My husband grew up in a family restaurant helping out from an early age, I was raised in a family that loves food and enjoy family time around the table. This is my day to share what I’ ” am cooking at home and what we find out on the roads in Louisiana. Check Out my Food blog    ( My Recipe Box ) for great recipes- My  Recipe Box  – Apple Chutney Today’s Meal     Pork Roast with smothered Mustard Greens with Tasso My Pork Roast was seared and placed in a pan with Trinity ( onion,green pepper & celery) on the bottom with small amount of liquid -covered and cooked until done.  Mustard Greens – Everyone has a family recipe in the South – so these are just a few suggestion- Mustard Greens are best out of the garden or from the farmers market . If you can find them they need to be cleaned and torn to small pieces,  Lisa       Southern Styles- Combine onions, ham hocks, and garlic in a stockpot; add chicken broth. Cook mixture over medium heat until meat is falling off the bone, about 2 hours. Stir collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the broth mixture; cook until greens have reached desired tenderness, about 2 more hours. Quicker Southern Recipe- Add the chicken broth, vinegar, […]

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Sunny Saturday * Louisiana

  Saturday is a Beautiful  day -so go out and enjoy it. This picture is from the Opelousas , La. Visitor Center. A great place to visit and see the vast history of the town. Don’t Miss the St. Landry Catholic Church – Cemetery Tours starting in October.  Lisa Opelousas takes its name from the Native American tribe Appalousa who had occupied the area before European contact. The first recorded European arrived in the Appalousa Territory in 1690. He was a French coureur de bois (trapper and hunter). French traders arrived later to trade with the Appalousa Indians. In 1719, the French sent the first military to the Territory, when Ensign Nicolas Chauvin de la Frénière and two others were sent to patrol the area and in 1720, the French established Opelousas Post as a major trading organization for the developing area. The French encouraged immigration to Opelousas Post before they ceded Louisiana to Spain in 1762 Opelousas is Louisiana’s third oldest city. The city served as a major trading post between New Orleans and Natchitoches in the 18th and 19th centuries. Traditionally an area of settlement by French Creoles and Acadians, Opelousas is the center of zydeco music. It celebrates its heritage at the Creole Heritage Folklife Center, one of the destinations on the new Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. 

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Fall Festivals Time

It feels like fall here but i am sure it will not stay that way -so this weekend go out and enjoy the weather.   lisa  So Friday starts the weekend – so what’s Happening in the area. Friday night and Saturday is filled with Football.  LSU Tigers are home. UL Ragin Cajuns are away. Saints play Monday away. Fall Festivals […]

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