Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tailgating Fun - Cajun Style!

What a blast we had on Saturday, tailgating at the U.L.L. (University of Louisiana at Lafayette ) homecoming game, in Lafayette. (also, my alma mater and my daughter's) Cajun Field played host to 21,000 Ragin' Cajuns fans decked out in red and hot peppers and cooking up a storm.
The Krewe Des Amis tent was my favorite, by far! Dynamite, food, decorating, and music!

Check out this platter of wings!

When I tell you that these Cajuns know how to throw a tailgating party like nothing you've ever seen......... And Lawd have mercy, cher, there was some good eating at Cajun Field today! This guy was grilling up some crab-stuffed mushrooms and boudin. Both, out of this world!!!

And what's a Cajun party without some fabulous live Cajun music provided by Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns. This is one tight band that blew the roof off the place with their high energy tunes. Let the good times roll, cher!

The crowd loved this band!

My camera battery went out, 19 seconds into the video that I was taking.
So, I danced for the rest of the time. But at least you can get an idea of the fun!

This one only lasted 9 seconds. Cie la vie!

A beautiful day, well spent with friends and family, enjoying great food and music, supporting our team. Does life get any better than that? What did you do for fun, this weekend?


Owen said...

Salut Margueriet...
Am late getting here, but jeez, sure hope you saved some wings and good music for me... !

Carol Murdock said...

NO ONE parties like the Cajun's! That food made me hungry! Crab stuffed mushrooms! DAD GUM I WISH I HAD SOME !! :)

Laura said...

Hi Marguerite-

You are the winner of the Amazon gift card from my giveaway!


Just email me at with your mailing address.


Cloudia said...


Fun times....

Aloha, Mon Ami!

Comfort Spiral

K. said...

You guys sure know how to tailgate!

John said...

I don't believe you guys; another party!

California Girl said...

It's 7:30AM Monday morning and I'm hungry after reading your post. Of course, I'm ALWAYS hungry after visiting your blog.

I think it's time you work on a book of Cajun recipes.

Joanne said...

Now really, Marguerite. You will have a hard time convincing me that ANYONE leaves the tailgating parties and goes into the stadium to watch the game! Way too much fun going on out there.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Geaux Cajuns! Geaux Tigers! Geaux Saints (undefeated - and what a great game against Miami last night)! Aren't we blessed to live in the epicenter of "TailGator" country? :)

Linked to ya today, and thanks again for the new blog bling.

Kat said...

I did not have as much fun as those Cajuns did, for sure. But Saturday we watched the Bama vs Tenn game and almost had a heart attack at the end!!!
Those stuffed mushrooms look so darn good!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Now that's tailgating at it's best! What a spread!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I'll take some of those crab-stuffed mushrooms. I had a quiet weekend. Still...enjoyable though. :)

Mandy said...

Yeah you right - dat's some good stuff there! :-)

Marguerite said...

Bonjour, Owen! So glad you could make it!! I saved you a big plate of wings and a few dances!!! Thanks for coming over, cher!

Carol- You got that right, cher! I love those mushrooms and will be posting the recipe, soon. Divine!

Laura- Wow, merci beaucoup!!! I am so excited! An Amazon card is a perfect prize as I have a few books that I'd love to order. I will send it soon. Thanks, again!

Cloudia- Great that you picked up on that! Geaux girl! Aloha and thanks for visiting, cher!

K.- Thanks, we surely do! Merci for stopping by. Enjoyed your Beatle post!

John- Believe it, cher! Just wait until Mardi Gras, now that's a big party!


I love the colours you've got here... and you can really smell the food almost ! All you need now is some dancing....

Laura Martone said...

As Carol said, nobody knows how to tailgate like Cajuns, that's fo' sho!

Marguerite said...

Cal. Girl- Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment! I'm working on my cookbook, as we speak. Merci for stopping by!

Joanne- This party started at 10 am, so by game time, we needed a break! But, oh the after-parties went on all night!

Angie- Yes, we are blessed, indeed! The epicenter of fun! Thanks for the linkage, cher, and you are so deserving and welcome!!

Kat- It was a fun, football weekend, here, too. You do pretty well, yourself with the tailgating, cher! Love that 7 layer salad that you posted.

Katherine- Spoken like a true Cajun! And that was just a few tents out of a few hundred!!! Merci for visiting!

Elizabeth- I'll be posting the recipe, soon, and then you can make them. Quick and easy and so sinfully good. Enjoy, cher!

Mandy- You cannot imagine how much more good stuff there was! Thanks for stopping by! I know how busy you are now.

Marguerite said...

Elise- Hi and thanks for visiting and for your nice comment. If you want to see some great Cajun dancing, scroll down to my Gumbo Cook-Off & French Rockin' Boogie post, (Wed., Oct. 21st) Or scroll down a little more in Oct., to see my coverage of Festival Acadiens! Enjoy!

Laura- Fo' sho, cher! So nice to see you! Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy said...

I loved the part where your camera quit after nine seconds so you just danced the rest of the time. Yep, you sure do know how to have fun!