Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year ! + Holiday Lagniappe' !

As we step into 2010, I would like to wish each and every one of you a New Year filled with good health, good times, and prosperity! Merci beaucoup for stopping by! I will be announcing the winner of my Cajun cookbook giveaway, in my next post. Many thanks to all of you who entered and signed my guest book for two chances to win!

We went out to a fabulous New Year's Eve dinner at Copeland's
and had a healthy portion of delectable Cajun seafood. A Seafood Platter and Shrimp & Oysters w/ artichokes over Pasta! Cest bon, cher! Then, it was on to Vermilionville, for a New Year's dance, with Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, rockin' the crowd! We had a blast, with a group of old friends! Hope ya'll passed a good time last night, too! Out with the old, in with the new! Lassiez les bon ton rouler!
As a little New Year's gift, here's a handy recipe for those who may have had a few too many glasses of champagne, last night. Believe me when I tell you, cher, it is guaranteed to cure a hangover! Cheers!

Big Easy Bloody Marys

 2 oz.'s vodka
6 oz.'s V-8 juice
Few dashes Tabasco
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash white pepper
1 tsp. lime juice
Shake all ingredients and strain into cocktail glass
Garnish w/ celery stalks, olives, and cocktail onions

Happy New Year ! Let the Good Times Roll, Cher!!


Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy New year Marguerite,
I am so pleased I met you in BlogLand in 2009. Just love visiting you and seeing you when you visit my place.
With someone so nice it is not difficult for me to think of loads of lovely comments to leave on your posts. You are a lovely lady!
Hugs and my very best wishes for 2010. Thank you for always being such a good sport. There seems to be a nucleus of really nice people in the blogging community and I count you as one of them. It would indeed be very nice to have a Cajun Waltz with you one day ~ Eddie X

A Year on the Grill said...

Oh, Marguerite, the guys do love it when you speak french to us...

Oh, but I am not a hair of the dog guy... could not take one of those on the morning after... two days later, for lunch... sounds great!

lakeviewer said...

Happy New Year Marguerite! Thanks for the good food, and the lovely images.

California Girl said...

Yummy yummy yummy I look forward to more food from you in 2010!

Happy New Year, cherie!

(pardon my French, I took Espanol)

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Happy new year. Lovely blog, you young 'uns keep us old uns alive. By the way, what do you free lance about. Any room in the old USA for articles by geriatric Englishmen!

Jeni said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! And please keep me drooling over the coming year with all the recipes and fantastic pictures of some really super yummy looking foods!

Jo said...

Oh, gosh, your blog is always so much fun. That drink is similar to my favorite, a Bloody Caesar:

1 1/2 oz vodka
Mott's Clamato juice
3 dashes Tabasco® sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Line the rim of a glass with salt and pepper. Over ice, add vodka, fill with clamato juice, then add the remaining ingredients. Garnish with a celery stick. Add more tabasco sauce if desired.

It was invented in Canada, and it's difficult to find Bloody Caesar's in the U.S. But they're delicious!

Happy New Year to you and your family!


Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a wonderful gift you are, dear Marguerite!!! I cannot believe my good fortune to have met you this past year!!!! You are a priceless treasure...and truly valued friend...I am so thankful for you...and for being able to share the good times with bring so much joy to everything...and I, for one, bask in the beauty of your Cajun sunshine!!! Thanks for sharing it with me...for being there...and for the countless ways you made 2009 extraordinary in my life!!!! Love you, girlfriend!!!! Janine XOXO

Vagabonde said...

Am catching up with your blog and looking at all the scrumptious food you posted. I hope and am sure you had a great Christmas and New Year. I saw snow just before we flew back to Atlanta, so that was nice. Since then we have been packing the kitchen as the workers will be here on Monday to take off the floor and fix the leak, then install new flooring. We were doing the packing on New Year’s eve but I had time on New Year’s day to cook Hoppin john for good luck. I hope you will have a great 2010 chère Marguerite with much happiness and with everything good going your way,

Marguerite said...

Mon cher, Mr. Bluelights- Merci beaucoup for your thoughtful comment and lovely compliments! They say, "birds of a feather, flock together"! I, too, am so happy to have met you and to have you for a friend! Hugs and best wishes back to you and your dear family, for a Happy New Year!

Dave- Mais oui, cher! It is my pleasure. But come on, you could at least one of these Big Easy Bloody Mary's. They make you feel full of energy again! Cheers!

lakeviewer- Happy New Year to you, cher! Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for stopping by!

Cal. Girl- So glad you enjoy the food! There will be lots more coming up in 2010! Happy New Year!
That's ok, because even if you knew French, it's very different from Cajun French.

Ken- Hi and welcome to Cajun Country! I'm delighted that you stopped by! Merci beaucoup for the sweet comment. I mostly write about my beloved Cajun culture. I'm sure there is room for for one more writer in the U.S. Go for it!

Marguerite said...

Jeni- Thanks, cher! You can bet that I will keep you drooling! So glad that you enjoy it! Happy New Year to you and yours, too!

Jo- Merci for the nice compliment and and good wishes! And for the great Bloody Caesar recipe. I really like that Clamato Juice. Sounds good! I will try it! Cheers!

Janine- Mon cher amis, I am the one who is lucky to have found you! You are such an inspiration to me and likewise a treasured friend! It is my pleasure to share the Cajun good times with you! Merci beaucoup for all of your lovely compliments. You're the best friend that a girl could have!

Vagabonde- Merci for the lovely wishes and comment! My holidays were wonderful and hope that yours were, too! Glad that you're getting your kitchen done. Then you will really be able to cook! :)
Wishing you all the best of everything in the new year! Cheers!