Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Brunch Preview + Cajun Seasoning Blend

Spring has definitely sprung in Cajun country and I am enjoying every minute of it! Everywhere you look, there is a magnificent display of colorful blooms. My Feng Shui, tip of the day, said to hang a plant to the left of the front door, (looking in), for good luck and prosperity. I went to my local nursery and bought this beautiful red geranium to comply with this tip. I have also started to plan my Easter brunch, which is suddenly, only 10 days away! So far, this is what I have and I will be sharing some of these fabulous recipes with you, in the week ahead. If you have a favorite Cajun dish that you would like to see on this list, please let me know! Merci beaucoup, cher!

Happy Spring , Ya'll


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This year's Easter Brunch will include:


Cajun Crawfish Dip
Shrimp Remoulade
Nanny's Eggs Benedict
Creole Sausage Cornbread
Spinach & Mushroom Quiche
Jalapeno-Hash Brown Casserole
Cajun Baked Ham w/ Sugarcane Glaze
Croissant Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Sauce
Lemon-Chocolate Bundt Cake w/ Chocolate Sauce
Cajun Bloody Marys


And who knows what else?!


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Cajun Seasoning Blend #1

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite Cajun seasoning blends. It has just the right combination of flavors, for most Cajun dishes. I use a wide variety of prepared and homemade spices and I love to make my own blends. So, whether you're in Canada, England, or right here in Cajun Country, you can make your own, too. Enjoy!

3 tbs.'s salt
3 tbs.'s garlic powder
3 tbs.'s onion powder
3 tbs.'s paprika
1 tbs. cayenne pepper
1 tbs. black pepper
1 tbs. dried parsley
1 tbs. dried thyme

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix well. Store in an airtight container and use, as needed. Makes 1/2 cup.


22 comments:

Laura said...

Marguerite- this is a wonderful post as usual.
Your menu is amazing, the recipe for the Cajun blend, the feng shui tip-\
By the way- where do you get daily tips.
I just love visiting your blog!

Laura

lakeviewer said...

OH, YOU ALWAYS DELIGHT AND ENTERTAIN US.

John said...

I don't want you going hungry!

Joanne said...

I love that red geranium. And isn't the color red symbolic of passion and energy? Very appropriate for you!

ellen abbott said...

My invitation's in the mail, right?

Kat said...

I sure wish I was gonna be at your place Easter Sunday!! The menu made my mouth water and making the bowl of oatmeal I was eating on look just like what it is. HA!
Flowers are so uplifting. I'd also like to know where you get your feng shui tip of the day. Glad you are back on board!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Aren't flowers a welcome sight after winter? My old geraniums struggling after the cold of this winter. Might have to buy new ones myself.

Velva said...

Happy Spring to you! Isn't it grand? Looks like Easter brunch is going to be fabulous.

Great post!!!

HAPPY IN NEVADA said...

Thank you for visiting my blog (And they call her breezy) and leaving such a nice comment.

I sent you a play-list using your blog profile e-mail; it's by artists that you mentioned you like on your blog profile.

Thank you again for visiting, and your kind words. Diane
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A Year on the Grill said...

so good... much as i like it here, would love to visit for any holiday... what a spread!

Alix said...

Hola Marguerite!

Swing by the Casa and pick up a little something in your honor, chica.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Well, what time should I be there Sunday morning? :)

Sounds deelish. Have a fabulous Easter.

And thanks for posting your seasoning blend. I'm going to share that with all my Non Cajun friends who can't find/buy the stuff from the stores. Thank you!

Cloudia said...

You are delicious!




Aloha from Hawaii, Cher


Comfort Spiral

JİVAGO said...

You'r realy great Marguerite ,
always learning extra ordinary things

Have a nice weekend my friend.
Best wishes..

JİVAGO said...

I didn't give you Kreative ward,
because I saw it in your blog before!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Of all the Cajuns I expect you are the most delightful!
Love the photos and Happy Spring ~ Eddie

Marguerite said...

Laura- Thank you so much, for the lovely compliments, cher! I get the Feng Shui tips on Astrology.com, along with my daily horoscope. Have a wonderful weekend!

lakeviewer- Merci for your nice comment! Always, my pleasure to delight and entertain you, cher!

John- Thanks, I don't think that there is much of a chance of that happening! lol Thanks for stopping by!

Joanne- Merci, cher! Since red is my favorite color, I would have to agree with you! Happy weekend!

ellen- If I had your address, it would be! Thanks for coming by!

Kat- You know that you are welcome anytime, cher! Glad you like the menu. There are several sites that offer Feng Shui tips, but I get mine on Astrology.com Merci, I'm glad to be back, too!

Julie- I just love Spring and all of the lovely blooms, especially after the hard winter we had! You should definitely treat yourself to new ones. Thanks for stopping by, cher!

Marguerite said...

Velva- Thanks for your nice comment and a Happy Spring to you too, cher! I love Spring, too, and it IS a grand time of year. Enjoy!

Happy- You're welcome and thanks so much, again, for that awesome play-list! It was so kind of you to send it to me. I sent you a reply email, and I hope that you received it. Cheers!

Dave, Merci beaucoup, cher! And I would love it if you could visit! Maybe after St. Thomas! You are really living the life, now!

Alix- So good to see you, cher! Many thanks for the great award, you are the best ! Thanks for stopping by!

Marguerite said...

Mandy- So nice to hear from you, cher! Thanks, I'm happy to share it with you. You're welcome, and I hope that you have a Happy Easter, too!

Cloudia- Merci for the nice compliment, gal pal! Aloha, cher!

Jivago- Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for thinking of me. And congrats on your much deserved award, mon cher! Have a wonderful week!

Eddie-Merci beaucoup for the lovely compliments, cher ami! Happy Spring to you, too!

Fruge Cajun Seasoning said...

Thank you so much for sharing your Cajun Seasoning recipe/blend. If anyone is interested in an authentic Cajun Seasoning blend out of Lafayette LA. Vistit my website at http://www.CajunSeasoning.net

Marguerite said...

Fruge- Merci beaucoup for visiting and for the nice comment! I checked out your site and it is awesome! I love the Cajun alligator gift basket and can't wait to try your seasoning blend!

Paul Mason said...

I really like Cajun Seasoning blends. A tasty, delicious, but not too hot Cajun Seasoning Combination that fantastically accents many kinds of meals