The good times have really been rolling, for the past few days here in Cajun Country. And the weather has been gorgeous, (sunny and upper 70's) which just makes a good time, even better. On Thursday night, we went to the Blues Jam, at Artmosphere, a charming restaurant/art gallery/and live music venue, all rolled into one place. The crowd was feisty and the music was great!
Then last night, it was on to the T.G.I.F weekly block party at Downtown Alive, with Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. When I tell you that this band was hot, you know that I mean it, cher!
They had the crowd rockin' with their contemporary style of Zydeco/Rock n' Roll music and spicy performance. The scrub board player was awesome and the band really had it going on!
I stopped by the "Slap Ya Mama" ( a fantastic Cajun seasoning) booth and was given a free "Slap Ya Mama" coozie, when I told them I was taking a photo for my blog. You see, there are perks for blogging.
Here's a great video on how to make a roux and a Creole Shrimp Gumbo. Since a roux is the basis for so many Cajun dishes, it is wise to master this step. It's really easy, once you get the hang of it, and Chef Poppy shows you how! Cest bon, cher! Bon Appetit!
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