Mardi Gras Day ! Cajun Country

Mardi Gras Day ! Cajun Country

Happy Mardi Gras Day here in South Louisiana ! Many of my readers know about Mardi Gras in Mew Orleans but not about the celebration here in South Louisiana. It has a rich history and tradition that can be still be found in small towns in the country : it's called History of Cajun Mardi [...]

LUNDI GRAS : RED BEANS AND RICE Parade

LUNDI GRAS : RED BEANS AND RICE Parade

Carnival is always such a busy and exciting time of year, and in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday, there is no shortage of things to do. The Monday immediately before Mardi Gras Day, also called Lundi Gras, “Fat Monday,” or “Shrove Monday” holds its own traditions and celebrations. Lundi Gras this year falls on [...]

GG Mardi Gras King Cake

GG  Mardi Gras King Cake

King cake is said to have originated in Old World France and Spain and came to be associated with Epiphany during the Middle Ages. When it was brought to the New World (along with Catholicism and Christianity), the tradition evolved further King cake is first served on King's Day (January 6) and lasts through the eve [...]

Mardi Gras : Shoe Box floats

Mardi Gras : Shoe Box floats

Mardi Gras : Shoe Box floats  at Melville Library will roll at 2pm. Come join the Krewe and let's party ! Lisa Shoebox parade floats allow children an opportunity to use their minds as well as their arts and crafts skills, as they create the parade of their dreams. How to make a shoe box float : Supplies:  [...]

Krewe des Chien : Mardi Gras Parade

Krewe des Chien : Mardi Gras Parade

This Thursday we are going to the dogs . As the parade rolls in Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. The perfect way to spend a Saturday with your family. Queen Molly Mission: Established in 1998, Krewe des Chien has been fundraising and distributing funds to the many animal assistance organizations in the Acadiana area in need of [...]

Mardi Gras : Muffuletta Dip

Mardi Gras : Muffuletta Dip

1 1/4 cup olive salad drained and divided {I like the Boscoli Family brand}2 cups Italian blend cheese shredded1/4 lb deli ham diced1/4 lb deli salami diced1/4 lb capicola {or substitute mortadella} diced8 oz container Olive cream cheese spread2 -10 inch round Muffuletta bread loaves {or sub another bread bowl like Sourdough or Italian}2 tsp garlic powderolive oil for drizzling Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Cut the top off the bread bowls and remove the center leaving a [...]

Mardi Gras : Red Beans and Rice

Mardi Gras : Red Beans and Rice

Happy Wednesday ! And we are getting ready to celebrate mandi Gras here in Louisiana . It's just a fun time to visit the area and enjoy the people, food and parades. On Tuesday as we are waiting for the parade I am making a big batch of red beans and rice for family and [...]

Mardi Gras Day !

Mardi Gras Day !

Weather forecast for the day : In the 50's with a chance of Rain -so bundle up. Or watch it here on Mardi Gras LIVE Cam.... (you tube) at home : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrhDQMNGNWE New Orleans LIVE cam Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wAMr3V5lN4 Eats : Shrimp and Sausage Pastalaya Good day for Gumbo,red beans or jambalaya to feed a [...]

Mardi Gras Tips : Lafayette

Mardi Gras Tips : Lafayette

Are you ready for the big party on Tuesday ! Our family favorite town to watch the parades is in Lafayette or one of the small neighboring towns. But if you are a first time visitor to Lafayette here some tips and download the parade app..... Lisa Lafayette, LA parades are family friendly: Lafayette, LA's [...]