Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another Great Cajun Weekend !

It was a glorious fall weekend, in Cajun Country. Blue skies, sunny, and warm! We kicked off the weekend, on Friday, at the Bach Lunch in Parc Sans Souci, in downtown Lafayette. The Lost Bayou Ramblers entertained the crowd with their high spirited, traditional/eclectic Cajun tunes.

It's been such a pleasure to be outdoors with the beautiful weather that we've been having for over a week, now. Here is a clip of the Lost Bayou Ramblers playing to a front row of fans from the next generation of Cajun music lovers. The children are students from St. Cecilia Elementary School and they were on a field trip.

The Giant Omelette Festival

Then on Saturday and Sunday, it was on to the Omelette Festival in Abbeville. The Giant Omelette Celebration was a blast with lots of good Cajun music and food! Abbeville really knows how to party! (click to enlarge)

Downtown Abbeville was packed with a rowdy crowd, and they went wild when the chefs started to saute "the trinity". ( 50 lbs of chopped onions, 85 bell peppers, and 100 stalks of celery) Add to this 50 lbs. of butter and crawfish! It was fabulous!

The arts and craft show in Magdalen Square
was one of the best that I've ever seen. !

These cheese stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapenos from Azul Tequila Mexican Restaurant, were my faves. Cest bon!

Here's a clip I took of the chefs pouring in the 5,000 eggs and the members of the Tabasco Dance Troop, adding the hot sauce. Let the good times roll, cher!

Hope that ya'll had a fun weekend, too! Merci beaucoup for stopping by and for all of your great comments! I'll be back soon to share some of my favorite Cajun Thanksgiving recipes. Have a wonderful week, everyone!!


Midlife Roadtripper said...

The Omelette Festival looks like way too much fun. What an interesting life you lead.

John said...

Hope hurricane Ida doesn't spoil any upcoming parties.

judi/Gmj said...

Oops, I think I woke my husband up with the music. not to crank the speakers,must remember that. You light up my Monday! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Looks like a great weekend!! Those jalapenos look delicious.

Kat said...

How cool is that!! What fun you have way down ronder in Cajun Country! I love, love, your posts and like Judi, I always look forward to Monday posts about you great weekends. Wish I had your energy!

California Girl said...

An omelette that's a new one. The huge supplies of crawfish & butter along with the Trinity sounds real good. Yum.

Mandy said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm so happy to be living somewhere that has lots of festivals too. We visited the arts festival this weekend. And we had grilled grouper Saturday night too. Ahh, seafood....

Now the only thing I did NOT miss about being home is also back to "welcome" me -- hurricanes!! Hurricane Ida seems to be heading my way. How 'bout you send some cajun fairy dust my way so she'll go elsewhere instead??

Unknown said...

So fabulous, I love crawfish. Or crayfish as we call it (I think). the omelette looks something else. Great post, put a smile to my face. xx

Eddie Bluelights said...

What a fantastic omlette, Marguerite.
It's utterly fantastic this Cjun life and I just cannot get my head round it - life for you seems to be one fantastic endless Ball - it's wonderful - you cerainly know how to enjoy yourself.
Your enthusiasm and energy permeates across the pond. See you soon and hugs ~ Eddie x

Maggie May said...

We ought to have an Omelette Festival. However, we would need umbrellas! Not very good weather here.
You live in a beautiful, lively place!

Nuts in May

Elizabeth Bradley said...

My weekend was tame in comparison, but what's new?

Marguerite said...

Midlife- So good to see you! Thanks, interesting and fun! It's the Cajun way, cher!

John- Thankfully, it looks like we dodged the bullet on this one! Thanks for stopping by!

Judi- Better yet, get headphones for your computer! Thanks for your sweet compliment. It's my pleasure to share it with you, cher!

Cathy- Thanks, it was a lot of fun! And the jalapenos were fabulous. Had to dance those off!

Kat- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment. So glad you enjoy it. The Cajun energy is inherited, for sure, and is a blessing. Thanks for visiting, cher!

Cal. Girl- So glad to hear from you. Leave it to the Cajuns to come up with it! We celebrate everything good! And believe me, when I tell you that this omelette was fabulous!

Cloudia said...

You made me hungry again!

Bonjou & Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

you definitely had a partying weekend my friend! Love those bacon wrapped jalapenos!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for doing all this "research" so others around the globe can see that we truly do live in heaven here! ;)

Love your header photo. Is it in the Basin?

Marguerite said...

Mandy- Thanks, glad you're back in the South where festivals and seafood reign supreme! Looks like you fared well in the storm. Must have been the Cajun fairy dust! lol

Helena- Thanks, I'm surprised that you can even get crawfish in England! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- Mon cher ami, you are so kind and I'm so happy to share all of my good times with you. Merci beaucoup for your nice comment, cher!

Maggie- Thanks for your sweet compliment and for visiting. It is very lively and fun and we're always celebrating something. The Cajun "joie de vivre"!

Elizabeth- Oh big fun on the bayou, cher! Some people come for a festival and never leave! Wish you were here!

Cloudia- I'll take that as a compliment, Gal pal! Aloha

Katherine- It was a great weekend, cher! The jalapenos were awesome and so hot! Merci for coming by!

Angie- So good to see you! No research, here, sha, unless you want to count going to these festivals for over 50 years! lol
Thanks, it's the Vermilion Bayou, behind my childhood home.

Unknown said...

How do you know what festivals and events are coming up? Maybe you can add a calendar on the blog with where you're going next and what's coming up. You may already have this but I didn't see it. Just a thought. I would have loved to have gone to the festival in Abbeville, but didn't know about it.


Marguerite said...

Debbie- Oh, I wish that you could have gone! I have a link in my sidebar to our local weekly entertainment newspaper, "The Times". It is right under the Google translator, under the heading, "Your Online Cajun Connections". If you click on "The Times", it will take you to their online edition, that tells you everything that it going on in Acadiana. (updated every Thursday) Thanks for stopping by!