Sunday, October 25, 2009

An Award + Cajun Lagniappe!

I was totally surprised and honored when my dear friend, Dave, over at My Year on the Grill, presented me with the "i give good blog award"! In his award post, (click here to read) he gave me the best shout out that I've ever received and I'd like to say "Merci beaucoup, Dave! Please take time to visit his incredible grilling blog, which entertains, informs, and educates so many of us foodies. His recipes, step by step directions, tablescapes, and writing are excellent and worthy of praise. And did I mention that he's hilarious and makes me laugh, every time I visit him. He is currently in New Orleans, taking Cajun dance lessons, eating Cajun food, and having a blast in the French Quarter but will soon be back, posting all about his adventures in Louisiana. Lassiez les bon ton rouler, cher!

The rules for the
"i give good blog" award: Make a cocktail, pick out four of your favorite bloggers. Send this award to them, and tell them why you think they give good blog.

Banana Colada Daiquiris
4 oz. spicy gold rum
8 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. coconut cream
2 bananas
In blender, place all ingredients plus 1 cup crushed ice, and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
Garnish with maraschino cherry, banana slice, and fresh pineapple slice. Serves two. Enjoy! Cheers!

Note: This simply divine drink can also be made without alcohol. Equally delicious!

Now that everyone has a drink, heck, make it a double, since it's Friday!, I'd like to propose a toast to several bloggers who give VERY good blog! There are so many great bloggers out there, but I'm supposed to only pick four. Cheers!Angie @ Gumbo Writer
whose fun blog with a slightly Cajun view on things, will keep you on your toes, as a writer, and have you rolling with laughter at her jokes. Her great writer's contests and interviews are always interesting and there is never a dull moment ! As "canaille" as they come!
Carol @ The Writer's Porch
whose Southern charm and humorous posts about farm life in Mississippi, capture the hearts of many and her sunrise photos are gorgeous. Her yard sale/flea market finds never cease to amaze me, as do her great book reviews and writing . A true Southern belle!

Eddie @ Clouds and Silvery Linings
who has one of the best blogs on the planet. His imagination is second to none and his kindness and friendship are hard to beat! His writing and wit are fantastic and he really gives you a bang for your buck! A charming English gentleman! (when he's not portraying Mr. Hyde)

Katherine @ Smoky Mountain Cafe'
whose fabulous cooking blog has inspired so many to venture out of their comfort zone and try something new. Her nouveau New Orleans cooking style and recipes are wonderful and her photos are excellent! And check out her Thanksgiving 08' post! True Southern hospitality!

Please pay them a visit and tell them I sent you! Congrats to all!

Another great fun weekend coming up, here in Cajun Country. With beautiful weather,
(mid to upper 70's and sunny) on tap for the whole weekend, it's sure to be a blast. Get out there and enjoy everything that Acadiana has to offer! Here are a few lagniappe pics of some recent Cajun fun. Have a bon ton , ya'll!

Lassiez les bon ton rouler, cher!


Eddie Bluelights said...

Marguerite, thank you so very much for those very kind words which I value very highly (I am quite overcome!! said he, mopping his brow!) Now, I get a little inkiling that you quite like me as Mr Hyde as well! am I right? LOL.
Oh well back to boring Dr Jekyl LOL
I am very fortunate to have met you in blogland and count you as one of my special friends - see you soon in Oz I hope when I finally get round to writing it again! ~ Eddie x

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Marguerite, Congratulations on getting this award and thank you so much sweetie for those wonderful words and passing this along to me! I am TRULY honored !

Joanne said...

Congrats on receiving the Award ... much deserved here. Always fun stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Marguerite - omitted to say, congratulations on your award - I slapped my own wrists! ~ Eddie

Kat said...

You certainly deserve this award! Have a great weekend!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ooo, sha, thank you so much! I'm honored by the new bling. Now, going check out the grilling king who bestowed it upon you. :)

Have a great weekend! I may get to run away to my little lake camp. Turning Leaf Festival going on this weekend in St. the big LSU game tonight! Aiiiiiiyyyeeeeee!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

If only I liked coconut.... but sadly, I don't! I despise it. Any ideas for substitutions I could try? Congrats on your award by the way! :-)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Congratulations, mon amie!!!! So very well-deserved!!! AND mmmmmm!!! Looks so good!!!! A wonderful list here, Marguerite!!! Can't wait to read those that are new to me!!!! Sending you much love, and wishes for a wonderful weekend!!!! Janine XO

Jeni said...

You have me a bit torn today! Part of me is saying that I wish you would quit showing all these good foods (and drinks too) but at the same time, I sit here, read about this stuff and drool, big-time, at the pictures of all these foods and beverages! You would have to be terrible to live next door to if a person were on a restricted diet, is what I'm also thinking too! The aroma of stuff cooking would have to drive people like that a bit nutso-wacky, ya know! But thankfully, you're down south, I'm way up north and I don't think those scents can travel quite that far, can they? And if your pictures make me too-too hungry, then I'll just have to go to the kitchen and cook or else click out of your blog and come back later after I've eaten here! LOL
I would dearly love to sink my teeth into one of those chops pictured today though! Sure do look darned inviting!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Yay _ I know two of these bloggers and they are wonderful - and I will go visit the others!

I tell you what, I am missing me some So Louisiana food - having withdrawals!

Good thang my GMR is from New Orleans and knows how to cook....lawd be!

Congrats to the awards winners! :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

dang, the smoky mountain cafe link didn't work! -

I was curious about that, since I live in the smoky mountains...and my name is Kathryn *laugh*

Sandy said...

Hiya Marguerite!

Beautiful post, and Dave is truly right your blog is by far one of the most interesting! I will for sure check out his and the other blogs you mentioned :)

Much Love, Sandy xx

Marguerite said...

Eddie- You are most welcome and deserving, cher! Merci, I feel lucky to have you as a friend, too! I get a kick out of Mr. H., but like both sides of your split personality.:)

Carol- Thanks, it was my pleasure, cher amis!

Joanne- Thanks so much for your kind comment. Hope you're having a fun weekend, too!

Eddie- Thanks, again! Congrats to you, too!

Kat- Merci beaucoup, cher! Your comments are always appreciated!

Angie- You're welcome, sha! Couldn't help but think of you on this one. Dave's blog kicks b---!
Hope you get to run away and have some fun!

Cloudia said...


Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Marguerite said...

Mandy- Try strawberries! Yummy and just as good. Thanks, cher! Cheers!

Janine- Merci for your sweet compliments and wishes, cher! You are such an inspiration to me and many others! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!

Jeni- So good to see you! Glad you liked the looks of the food. Wish that I could send you some. Thanks for stopping by!

Kat- Better get your GMR cooking, sha! Thanks so much for telling me about the link. It works, now.

Sandy- So great to hear from you. Thanks so much for your kind comment and for coming by!

Cloudia- Jolie Blonde! Thanks, Gal Pal! Aloha, cher!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Marguertie, as always you are so sweet to remember me. I am honors, thrilled and flatter that you have bestowed this award on me. Great big {{HUGS!!!}} Cher! Merci beau coups!