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Cray Day in Michigan

Yes – I left my crawfish in Michigan  (LOL) . We lived the last 18 years in Michigan and we moved back 6 years ago to my home state to help my elderly parents. I came across this in the news and thought I would share,.

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Michigan – has a crawfish problem.

The DNR said it is the first case of a live red swamp crayfish to be found in the wild in the state. Another of the invasive crustaceans was found in a retaining pond in Novi days later, the DNR said.

Now, they’re trapping the critters to try to get a handle on the infestation, but officials say totally eliminating them from the lake may not be an option.

That’s an issue because the crayfish can burrow and cause damage to bridges, dams and other structures, the DNR said. Ka;Kalamazoo News

 

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Lafayette Travel is helping with the problem with   Plans

Even though Vicksburg, MI and Lafayette, LA are separated by more than 1,000 miles, they both have one thing in common. Crawfish. On July 19 the Michigan Department of Natural Resources released an advisory confirming the presence of the invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), also known as the Louisiana crayfish, in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg and a retention pond in Novi.

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Welcome to Louisiana * Week in Review

Welcome to Friday !   Its been a busy week around here and looking forward to the Weekend.   

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We started back to school in Louisiana –  Our On line school (LAVCA) is in full swing. I have been very busy with our School’s Face book group (300 parents many new) Trying to take care of question and re assuring parents that they can do this. I will be the first to say that this is very different from regular public school and has a large learning curve for first time parents. But they are not alone – and we are there to help. Between my self ,my expert ( my high school son) and other veteran parents we are taking care of all the problems we can . One click- One message at a time. Lisa

* Read more on my Monday – Bell Ringer Post. 

I hope my call -to Leave a Comment – has made you give a thought to leave a comment and a smile on fellows bloggers site.Join with me with 5 comments a day to make someones day.

Hope you found some fun teachers item to share with others on  My Craft Table and look forward to sharing more fun projects with you my fellow craft fans.

Food Finds – Hamburgers & Judice Inn a long time classic in Lafayette,La. Serving Burger since 1947.

Whats happening this Weekend Here?

Lafayette has two great farmers markets filled with locally sourced products.

If you are in Lafayette Area- this weekend –

Town planner    Has a list of things to do   

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Your first place to Look if your are Planning a Trip to Louisiana .

Louisiana Travel    Things to do in Louisiana

Food Fine- Judice Inn * Lafayette ,La.

Thursday food Fine is the  Hamburger @ Judice Inn since 1947!

A little fun history –

-The origin of the hamburger is not very clear, but the prevailing version is that at the end of 1800′ s, European emigrants reached America on the ships of the Hamburg Lines and were served meat patties quickly cooked on the grill and placed between two pieces of bread.  More fun facts  Whats Cooking in America -Hamburger

 

Judice Inn – Lafayette, la.     Judice Inn Home page

WEB:  JUDICEINN.COM

AN ACADIANA TRADITION, SERVING

“THE BEST HAMBURGER IN TOWN”

SINCE 1947!

3134 JOHNSTON STREET

LAFAYETTE, LA 70503

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Hamburgers & Sandwiches . But No Fries but they do have chips Now. And great milk shakes.  When you Do something Right people will come back.

From Menu –Full Menu

Specialties   Best Burgers in Town Since 1947!  
Hamburger 3.50    
Double Burger 5.80    
Cheeseburger 3.75    
Double Cheeseburger 6.30    
Above served with our Original Judice Sauce, lettuce, mustard and mayonnaise mixture and an onion slice on the side.  Also available with grilled onions upon request (.25).

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THE “INN” WAS FIRST OPENED ON APRIL 5, 1947 BY TWO BROTHERS, ALCIDE AND MARC JUDICE.  AFTER SERVING IN DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE DURING WWII, AL AND MARC PHYSICALLY BUILT THE ORIGINAL BUILDING THEMSELVES (WITH THE HELP OF MANY OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS) UNDER THE LIGHT OF FLASHLIGHTS AFTER THEIR PRIMARY DAY JOBS WERE COMPLETE.  WITH THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THEIR WIVES (PEARL CORMIER JUDICE AND GLADYS BOURQUE JUDICE), THE BROTHERS OPENED THE BUSINESS ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET AND LONG HOURS.  THEIR COMMITMENT TO PRODUCT QUALITY AND PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER SERVICE EXEMPLIFIED THE BROTHERS PRIDE IN THEIR BUSINESS.  THE WORD OF THE “BEST HAMBURGERS IN TOWN” QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGHOUT ACADIANA AND THOUGH THE BUSINESS ORIGINALLY WAS CONSIDERED FAR OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, THE RESTAURANT WAS SOON FREQUENTED BY BUSINESSMEN, LABORERS AND SLI (NOW UL LAFAYETTE) STUDENTS WHO THOUGHT THE DRIVE WAS WELL WORTH THE TRIP.

THE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS A HAMBURGER WITH A UNIQUE RECIPE SEASONED TO THE TASTES OF SOUTH LOUISIANANS WHICH UTILIZES A “SECRET SAUCE” TO ENHANCE THE FLAVOR.  THE RECIPE IS COMPLIMENTED BY THE FRESH INGREDIENTS WHICH ARE PREPARED EACH MORNING BY FAMILY MEMBERS.  ALTHOUGH THE MENU IS BRIEF AND RATHER SIMPLE, THE RESTAURANT HAS MAINTAINED THE INTEGRITY OF ITS FOUNDERS BY SERVING THE BEST PRODUCT POSSIBLE AND CONCENTRATING ON CUSTOMER SERVICE.

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Plate lunch * Louisiana Style

Today Food Fine is the – Plate Lunch. A staple lunch for the working people  of the South  this custom seems to originated in Hawaii during plantation time. But now its part of the South in a big way – here served with a meat ,rice,and sides this classic lunch will makes you a fan . 

Pat”s Downtown Lafayette – More picks  . My Food Blog -The Recipe Box @ LEL Plate lunch post

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Hawaii Origin – 

Although the exact origin of the Hawai’ian plate lunch is disputed,[1] according to Professor Jon Okamura of the University of Hawai’i, the plate lunch likely grew out of the Japanese bento, because “bentos were take away kinds of eating and certainly the plate lunch continues that tradition”.[1] Its appearance in Hawaii in recognizable form goes back to the 1880s when plantation workers were in high demand by the fruit and sugar companies on the islands.[2]Laborers were brought to Hawaii from around the world, including from ChinaJapanPortugal, and the Philippines. Kaui Philpotts, former food editor of the Honolulu Advertiser, notes that the laborers “didn’t eat sandwiches or things like that; it was leftover rice and a lot of things like canned meat or teriyaki or cold meat or maybe scrambled eggs or pickles, and almost no salad or vegetable.”[2] Later on, macaroni salad was added to the plates, as it seemed to bridge national tastes and also mixed well with gravy-covered slabs of meat.[2] Some locations also include the traditional Korean side dish kimchi. (Wikipedia)

Louisiana T radiation- 

Here in Louisiana A plate lunch, sometimes known in other parts of the country as a meat and three, features down-home, local dishes such as smothered pork chops, rice and gravy, or crawfish étouffée. Typically served cafeteria-style, plate lunch menus feature large portions and change daily, but locals know which days of the week to find their favorites.

 

In the Area for Lunch –  Try a Plate Lunch !

Lafayette Places Lafayette travel

 

July 24th National Tequila Day !

 

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National Tequila Day History

Tequila Day

National Tequila Day is dedicated to recognizing Tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant and the main alcohol in a margarita.  Blue agave plants produce sugars such as fructose, which are ideal for preparing tequila.  The plant only grows in the rich and sandy soil of Jalisco, Mexico at altitudes of 1,500 meters.

 

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To make tequila, the heart or piña of the plant is removed when the plant is approximately 12 years old, and weighs around 40-90kg.  The heart is then heated to extract sap which is fermented and distilled into tequila.  According to history, the Aztecs created fermented beverages from the agave plant prior to arrival of Spaniards in 1521.  The origins of National Tequila Day are not well understood,  however, it appears that National Tequila Day began to emerge around the late 1990s. This holiday is celebrated every year on July 24.

  • According to Guinness World Records, the most expensive bottle of tequila was worth $225,000 in 2006.  The Platinum & White Gold Tequila bottle was sold by Tequila Ley .925 to a private collector.  The tequila was harvested from 100% blue agave plants that had been aged 6 years.
  • As per the Official Mexican Standard for Tequila (NOM-006-SCFI-2005), the alcohol content of tequila ranges from 35-55%.
  • As per the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council), Mexico produced 118.9 million liters of 100% pure agave tequila, of which 77.9 million liters were exported.

 

Food Trucks @ LEL

Today is Thursday ! And @ Lisa Everyday Life its all about great food. If you are a fan of the Food Network you know food trucks in the last couple of years  have become  next  big thing out there. They are poping up all over the cities bring great food to the streets. Part of the fun is tracking your favorite truck through Social Media to see where they will be for lunch and diner. Usually they post locations first thing in the morning on there Facebook and twitter pages  so they can easily be found. Last week while we where in Lafayette we tracked down a family favorite.  Rice King – serving Asian food.

Rice King Facebook Page

 

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Lafayette as a small amount of trucks that can be found at festivals and once a month Round up at The Farmers Market. Serving – BBQ,Mexican ,American classic and Caribbean  food. If you are in the area check them Out !

Lafayette Farmer Market

 

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Are You a food Truck fan? Favorite Truck? Ever thought about Owning one-What would it be called? Drop a comment I would love to know what you are Eating?  Lisa  

 

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Cyber Camp & Parents fun

Today is the 3rd day of Cyber Camp for my son.

He’s having fun while learning about animation and game design. A teenager dream come true.

While my son was having fun Mom & Dad is having  fun exploring and eating in Lafayette.

We had lunch at Pats Downtown  and shopping afterwards. The mall was a great place  to stay cool as the temperature reached in the 100s -another hot day in Louisiana. 

Tomorrow’s another day of learning and exploring.  Lisa