Friday, July 2, 2010

Fourth of July Favorites + Bayou Boogie !

With just a few days left to finalize my menu for the Fourth, I am doing some last minute shopping, and trying to decide on the desserts that I will be serving, for our family cookout. These are some of the favorites that my family has requested. All cest bon ! Hope ya'll have a fabulous, fun, holiday weekend! Merci beaucoup for coming by! Let the good times roll, cher!

Happy 4th!

(click on title for recipe)

Bayou Boogie

Here's a little clip of one of my favorite bands, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, rockin' the crowd at the Crawfish Festival. The man knows HOW to play an accordion! Crank it up for this one, cher! Dancing to this one is guaranteed to burn off those calories! Enjoy!


Rosaria Williams said...

Happy 4th! Enjoy!

January Asia said...

Happy Fourth of July to you and your family! This post is a feast. I will be having fun checking out all these recipes. New header photo looks very pleasantly summery.

California Girl said...

Okay, I copied the banana pudding pie yesterday and now I'm looking at those crab stuffed appies. Do you use the stems in the stuffing? I learned to chop the stems and mix w/ whatever stuffing I was adding. Crab sounds good and grilling them sounds great. I love stuffed mushrooms.

I made halibut last night, using fillets, dipped in flour mixed with Emeril's Bayou Bash and frying on high heat in butter. They were absolutely delicious. Oh, I squeezed a little lemon on each and sliced thing lemon rings to top each filet when finis.

Velva said...

Awesome! This is a great 4th of the July feast. Knowing how well you can have a good time it's going to be quite the party at your house.

Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Laura said...

happy 4th to you and yours Marguerite!
Your dishes look wonderful as usual-

I am so glad to have you as a friend.
You are the best.


Pat Tillett said...

Happy 4th!!!
I'm coming to your place to eat...

Joanne said...

Oh that devilled egg potato salad ... looks divine! Do you ship orders to-go? It's puttin' my bbq to shame, hope you bring some to my blog party!

Have a rockin' 4th :)

Kat said...

I hope you have a boot scootin', hair raisin' dang good time this 4th of July weekend! Cher!

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

First of all, i wish you and your family a very happy, extraordinary weekend. Secondly, as usual
i take a small piece of chicken from white peace without calorie. Thirdly, please accept my
Anatolia white wine for you. Fourthly, please will you dance with a fast music saturday night for me. That's all dearest Marguerite .
Thanks for all.:)

Love and huges.

Drick said...

I think I'll have a little of everything, esp dat who dat chicken.... as for dessert, I see nothing wrong with that banana pudding....have a great 4th my good friend.....may your fireworks never lose its spark........

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Mmmmm! Delicious!!! I can always count on you to help me with my menus!!! Have a fabulous 4th, dearest Marguerite! You deserve it!!! Love you! Janine XO

Magic of Spice said...

What a great line up:)

Dee said...

Awww man! Your blog always makes me hungry, and it makes me homesick lol! Loved these!

judi/Gmj said...

sounds great! have a wondeerful and safe 4th of July!
I'm going to the kitchen and start the potato salad now!

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- Thanks, same to you, cher! I will have a Margarita in your honor! Cheers!

January- Merci beaucoup, hope yours is a blast, too! Glad you like the feast, but this is only the half of it! The header is a pic of last year's celebration in downtown Lafayette. Thanks for stopping by!

Cal. Girl- Thanks for your sweet comment! I don't usually use the stems, but these are divine and I hope you try them! I've never tried Emeril's Bayou Bash, but will put it on my list. Happy 4th!

Velva- Thanks so much for the nice compliment, cher! These are the basics, but we'll be having lots more! Hope yours is fun, too! Thanks for coming by! Cheers!

Laura- So good to hear from you, cher! Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment! The feeling is quite mutual and I treasure your friendship, too! Hope you have a grand Texas style holiday!

Pat- You would be more than welcome to join us! Thanks, hope yours is happy, too, cher!

Eddie Bluelights said...

I could do with a Spicy Saints Burger right now!! LOL

Happy 4th July. Knowling you you will be celebrating!!! LOL Come to think of it when are you not celebrating something? Awww! Fancy not telling me about the girl in the pool!! must be you, then! LOL
Gosh it was hot here today so I would have loved to dive in.
Pleased to say my legs, athough still swollen, are less angry and I feel a lot better.
Thank you for your thoughful comment. Hugs ~ Eddie

Kathryn Magendie said...

I can't wait to buy your cookbook!

Linda Starr said...

I've never tried grilled stuffed mushrooms and with crab um good. Happy Fourth to you.

Eddie Bluelights said...

My typing is atrocious, sorry Marguerite but I think you will be able to use you very capable on board inigma code breaking machine to crack my Hieroglyphics. LOL

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thanks, cher, I hope you liked it! We had enough food for an army! Hope your 4th was wonderful, too!

Kat- Merci, cher! It was a blast! hope that yours was, too. Thanks for coming by!

Jivago- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment and wishes, bon ami! And thank you so much for the special wine, too! I was happy to dance a few fast ones for you, cher! You're welcome! Cheers!

Drick- Thanks so much for the nice compliments, cher! We had Strawberry/Blueberry Shortcake and Chocolate-Praline Cheesecake, for dessert! Hope that you had a great 4th, too. Thanks, me too!

Janine- Why, thank you, my dear friend, for the lovely comment! It's my pleasure to give you ideas for your menus. Hope your 4th was fabulous, too, cher! Cheers!

Spice- Thanks so much, glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

Maggie May said...

There are several things there suitable for vegetarians.... yum!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Jo said...

I always get hungry when I visit you. :-)

Marguerite said...

Kathryn- Merci beaucoup, sha, I am slowly, but surely, getting there! Thanks for all of your tips on writing and publishing, they are very helpful. You are the best!

Linda- Thanks, I'm glad you liked them! These mushrooms are sinfully good. Hope that you try them. Thanks, hope yours was happy, too!

Eddie- Quite all right, cher! lol You are canaille!

Maggie- So good to hear from you! I didn't realize that you were a vegetarian! I was one, for ten years and it is a very healthy way to eat. Thanks for stopping by!

Jo- Great to see you! It's my pleasure to make you hungry, cher! lol Hope you try those stuffed mushrooms. They are fab!