Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ragin' Cajuns Tailgate Heaven + More Dancin'


We had an absolute blast on Saturday at the Ragin Cajuns, homecoming tailgating party! As far as the eye could see, there were Cajun delicacies, cooking, grilling, and simmering. It was pure tailgate heaven and the Cajun spirit was greatly evident at every tent!  Oh, cest bon, cher! So many divinely delicious concoctions that it boggled the mind! Here were a few of my faves.




These two guys at the Iberia Bank tent really had it going on, with these succulent ribs. And the smothered potatoes with tasso and sausage were out of this world! Poo-yie, cher!




Big pots of Cajun delights were everywhere, but this one with chicken and sausage jambalaya was my favorite! This guy really knew what he was doing and had it seasoned just right. Cest bon, cher!




And this pot of red beans and sausage got my vote, too! Lots of flavor in this pot too!


The guys at this tent were having a cochan de lait ( a Cajun pig roast) and roasted a whole pig!  Here is the chef, preparing the pork for serving. It was out of this world and the Cajun rice dressing and baked beans were fabulous!








This was one scrumptious plate! Le bon mange, cher!


 This one was grilling some chicken wings and pork steaks!  Lawd have mercy, they were good!





And what would a Cajun tailgating party be without a little music and dancing! The great "Louisiana Red" band was entertaining the crowd with their super rock n' roll show..


Louisiana Red


I ate a sample at each booth so I was thoroughly stuffed by the time I got to the dance area, but trust me, I walked, danced, and sweated off every calorie and was starving by the time the game was over!! Oh the life of a Cajun is so much fun!

Hope ya'll are having a fantastic week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

24 comments:

John said...

Count me in for the Cajun pig roast!

sussah said...

I have to say that you have the most appetizing web site ever! thanks, sp

Velva said...

I run out of descriptions to describe my delight when I visit your blog. Great food, family, friends-you can't ask for more. Love it, love it and love it again.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!! YUM!!

Kat said...

Now I am hungry!!! I want it all. Thanks for the videos.

Joanne said...

Do you see that picture with the silver tongs on the grilled chicken wings? Just pick up a few of those delicious looking wings and send them my way for Wednesday dinner :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Agree with John - the Cajun Pig Roast would be mu choice from the menu! . . . and as usual my mouth is watering! LOL
Shame I am so far away from this Utopia (and you of course) LOL.

A Kitchen Witch said...

When there's pig, my husband is happy! He comes from Romania and doing a pig roast is there type of thing. He misses that. I'll have to tell him there's a cajun pig roast goin' on just to get him to take me to LA again ; )

kitchen flavours said...

Pig roast is one of the Chinese top favourite, especially at weddings! Yummy, eating all those yummy food and danced away the calories is the way to go! What a great arrangement!

Moogie said...

I love food festivals. I just went to Taste of Atlanta and enjoyed myself a whole lot.

david mcmahon said...

Could I please have a GPS reference on those ribs ....

We were in NYC this year, and had some great ribs there.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

there sure are a few delicious looking men there too! :)
what is smothered potatoes with tasso and sausage?
looks like fun to me
~laura x

Linda Starr said...

I am still shaking my head at all the fun you have, perhaps I should have moved to your state, but I'd be worn out by now, six months later. Food looks so, so delicious, I could eat some for breakfast right now.

Nancy said...

Love it.

Marguerite said...

John~ You got it, cher! Maybe you could make the next one! Good stuff!

sussah~ Thanks so much for the nice compliment! You're welcome!

Velva~ Merci beaucoup for the lovely comment, cher! So glad you enjoy it!

Mary~ Thanks, so glad you liked it! There was some good eating going on!

Kat~ lol~ It was all sinfully delicious! You're welcome, cher, it's my pleasure!

Joanne- lol ~ You know I would if I could! Those wings were the best! They had a Jack Daniels glaze!

Drick said...

oh yeah, all of it sounds divine, jambalaya, red beans, chicken ,,, oh, too much to remember, good thing ya got it on film... yep, the life of a Cajun - one day cher, I will like to live as one!!!

Arlee Bird said...

You guys are always busy doing something. Do you ever just stay home and do nothing?

I'd love to have a plate of those ribs with some jambalaya. Mmmmm!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Talli Roland said...

Your posts always make me so hungry - and envious!

Hope you have a great weekend.

nanny said...

That is some serious tailgating!!!!

Marguerite said...

Eddie- Good choice! You haven't lived, till you've gone to a Cajun pig roast! lol Yes, it is indeed, a shame. lol Have a great weekend, cher!

KW- LOL Do whatever it takes to visit Louisiana! Merci for stopping by, cher! Have a fun weekend!

kf- Thanks, it works out quite well. Calories in, calories out! The food is fab, plus it's so much fun!

Moogie- That sounds like fun! Every weekend is a food festival in Cajun country! Thanks for coming by!

David- So good to hear from you! Those ribs were fantastic and would be worth the trip! lol Thanks for stopping by!

Catherine said...

Sounds wonderful fun Marguerite! Not quite sure about the name - what's its origins? Is the tailgate a bit of the back of a car? Food looks divine and as I told you I adore Cajun food! So thanks for sharing this with us - we don't have cuisine like this here.
All the best Catherine x

K. said...

Seems like you guys have a lot of parties and festivals and stuff. Or am I missing something?

Vagabonde said...

We were in Nashville last week-end and I baked your apple cake. It was “délicieux” thanks for the recipe. I am pleased that I just finished dinner or I would be ravenous reading your post with all the succulent looking food!

Magic of Spice said...

What a spread...and as always a grand time. Love the video and music... So,when I make it out your way...your going to teach me to let loose to my Creole/Cajun history? :)