Monday : Project Life

Monday : Project Life

Hello : Welcome to March ! First week of March Project Life : Monday's post : I share photo and tidbits of everyday life and what's coming up this week. Staying close to home this week we are all fighting the flu /cold and with the crazy weather trying to stay well. Days go from [...]

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

Welcome to class : today a little Louisiana history and traditions. So come with me across the Miss River to Cajun Country : The center is a unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and is located in Eunice, Louisiana. The only one of its kind, the center tells the story of the Acadians who settled [...]

Natchitoches Lights Festival * Celebrate The Christmas Season‎

Natchitoches Lights Festival * Celebrate The Christmas Season‎

This Monday we are in Natioches ,la for the Christmas lights: Named after a Native American tribe, Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish ) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Since 1927, we are home to one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country. Starting as a one-day festival, the Natchitoches Christmas [...]

Port Barre * Cracklin Festival

Port Barre * Cracklin Festival

Welcome road trip fans this Monday we are in Port Barre,la to attend the Cracklin Festival. What is pork cracklin? Cajun cracklings (or "cracklins") from Cajun cuisine (called gratons in Louisiana French), are fried pieces of pork fat with a small amount of attached skin, flavored after frying with a mixture of peppery Cajun spices. Pork rinds normally refers [...]

Tabasco Pepper Sauce * Hot Sauce Day

Tabasco Pepper Sauce * Hot Sauce Day

Happy Hot Sauce Day ! Today I am blogging about a Louisiana original : The diet of the Reconstruction South was bland and monotonous, especially by Louisiana standards. So Edmund McIlhenny decided to create a pepper sauce to give the food some flavor and excitement. https://www.tabasco.com/tabasco-history let's take a tour and find out more : [...]

Weekend Festival Fun !

Weekend Festival Fun !

Welcome to Road trip Monday ! This time of year Louisiana is filled with Festivals. Just a few to put on your calendar......for next year Lisa & Tom Jung Meat Pie Festival (family favorite Cajun Music ( Mamou, la )La Tour de Bayou ( Bicycle tour/race) Meat Pie Festival : September 20 & 21, 2019Downtown [...]

Cowboy Stew with Sausage

Cowboy Stew with Sausage

Louisiana Cowboy Stew 2 pounds ground beef2 (16 ounce) packages Savoie's smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieceshttps://www.savoiesfoods.com/savoies-products2 cloves garlic, chopped1 onion, chopped2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes, drained4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, with liquid 2 (15.2 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, with liquid1 (14.5 [...]