Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Real and Virtual Blast + French Rockin' Boogie !

First, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of my new followers! Thanks so much for coming by and for all of your lovely comments! The weekend was an absolute blast, on the swamp, and at the virtual bloggie BBQ , hosted by Karen G. She was the hostess with the mostess, and did an excellent job of making everyone feel at home with her warm, Southern-like hospitality. Thanks again, Karen, for a great party! I hereby pronounce you and all of my followers, "Honorary Cajuns"! All that is required to become an honorary Cajun is to love the Cajun food and music! Welcome to Cajun country! Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
We spent two days at a friend's camp in Henderson, Louisiana on the beautiful Atchafalaya Basin, better known as the Henderson Swamp. There is no end to the fun that one might find on the levee, on any given weekend, and this past weekend was no exception. We started out at Basin Landing for a few cold ones at Turtle's Bar.

It was a beautiful day on the water, cooler and sunny, and less humid than usual. The boaters were out in full force. This party barge was really rockin'!

We had a sinful lunch at Pat's Restaurant. I couldn't resist having an oyster poboy.

There was a whole lotta grilling going on, with all of the trimmings, too! Le bon manger!

I made a big pot of Cajun rice dressing and a bowl of Creole potato salad.

Click here for rice dressing and BBQ recipes

Click here for potato salad and grilled corn on the cob recipes

On Sunday, we headed over to the Sunday afternoon dance, at Whiskey River Landing.

The place was packed to the gills and the crowd was really boogie-ing down to the spicy sounds of Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie! One of my favorite bands and so much fun!

Here's a little clip that I took of this very popular band, movin' the crowd! The crowd was going wild and the dance floor was very crowded! But, my camera's batteries went out just when the patrons were starting to dance ON the bar! I'll make sure to get one, next time! You can catch some more of my music videos on Youtube @ TheBayougirl. Crank it up for this one, cher, and let the good times, roll!

Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie

Hope ya'll have a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


ellen abbott said...

A rockin' good time. I'll have to try the potato salad.

Velva said...

As always, the food and music are rocking. Awesome day.

kitchen flavours said...

You sure had a fun time! Now you have me thinking about taking a break myself too!^..^

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Yee Ha... So glad things are getting back to normal for everyone. Keep playing for us landlocked souls

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hooooweee! You done it up right, girlie! :) Rock on, Cajun Queen.

Cloudia said...


I AM an honorary Cajun by your definition! LOVING IT!

Lassaiz la Aloha Rolleaux!

Comfort Spiral

Nancy said...

I couldn't get the video to play, but I could just about hear the music, anyway. :-)

John said...

I see it's very much party and food time on the Atchafalaya. Have a good one, with a cold one on the side.

Kat said...

That was fun, Marguerite!! Cajun life is the best kept secret in the Country!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Thanks so much Marguerite for the mention. A lot of partiers came by saying you had sent them, so I appreciate the links from you and so many others to help make the BBQ a success.

I'm an honorary Cajun now? Woo hoo. I'll tell my husband and then he'll tell me a bunch of stories from Louisiana when he used to travel there for work. I love to hear those stories, esp about the food!!

Love your blog. Glad I found you, or you found me, or whatever!

Marguerite said...

ellen- It was a lot of fun! Hope you try the potato salad, it is fab! Thanks for stopping by!

Velva- Thanks for your sweet comment, it was a blast! Wish you were here!

kf- Yes we did! It's what Cajuns do best! You definitely should take a break. Thanks for coming by!

Dave- Thanks, me too! Oh, you can bet on that, cher! The Fall festivals are just beginning!

Angie- Merci, sha, you know that I did! I don't know about the Queen part, but definitely the Cajun! lol

Cloudia- You're welcome, cher! You surely live up to the definition well! Laissez la Aloha Rolleaux! Love it!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Where do your get your energy from I wonder? Such fun and laughter - wonderful. Must be partly the delightful food you cook and I think you must have chosen your parents well!
Great fun with Karen's BBQ and I am amazed all my lost comments turned up!! LOL They must wonder where all the Eddies came from! LOL
Glad my post made you laugh so much. It tickled a few others too. See ya ~ Eddie

Eddie Bluelights said...

PS I drove down a street in Bristol today - it was called Marguerite Street LOL

nanny said...

Oyster Poboy......yum, yum!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm thinking I need to visit Louisiana soon!
And yeah, Karen's BBQ was cool.

Arlee Bird said...

Oh, that was cruel showin' me that oyster po'boy. I have been so craving one of those for years. Out here in L.A. I can hardly find a place that has fried oysters let alone an oyster po'boy. I gotta get outta L.A. and get me back there to LA to get a Po'boy.

Tossing It Out

Julie Musil said...

I must remind myself never to check your blog when I'm hungry. Oh my gosh!

Magic of Spice said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time :) Thank you for sharing lovely...
P.S. Loved the clip :)

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

You're always one number dearest
Marguerite . Have a nice day!

Cheers, cheer!

Love and hugs

Al said...

what a great feast and fantastic time.

Drick said...

sounds like another great weekend, and yep, it was much cooler over here too ... now back to the humid days... as always, good food, good music and always fun

Jayne said...

I love the place names - Turtle's Bar, Whiskey River Landing. Looks like you had a lovely time!


OH, GIRL, i'm dancin' round and round in here right by a window, singin' along with the band enough my neighbor came out from his garage to have a look-see!!! ;) fantastic music - be still my heart!!! oh, yeah!!!!!!!!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Love, love, love this!!! Mmm...that potato salad looks divine...And dancing on the bar counter? I'm there ;-)) Love you, girl!!! XO

Marguerite said...

Nancy- So good to hear from you, cher! Hope you come back and try it again, it's a good one, and I know that you would love it! Thanks for stopping by!

John- You got that right, cher! Always food and party time on the swamp! I had a few cold ones for you at Turtles Bar! Cheers!

Kat- Merci for your sweet comment, cher! So glad you enjoyed it! It is so much fun and I SO wish that you lived here! We would have a blast!

Karen- You are so welcome, it was my pleasure! Yes, you are, and I hope that ya'll will visit someday, maybe for one of our big festivals? Thanks so much, I love your blog, too! I think that I found you, over at Angie's blog, and I'm so glad that I did!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment, cher! I get my energy from my French Acadian ancestors, it's all in the genes, they say! The Cajun "joie de vivre"! lol The BBQ was so much fun and I thought that all of your lost comments popping up was hilarious! lol You are such a hoot and always make me laugh so much!

nanny- That oyster poboy was fab! You need to drive on down, one of these days, and try one! It would be worth the trip!

Vagabonde said...

That music sure makes you want to dance! I tried hard to understand what they were saying but I only got l’amour and c’est toujours and maybe le monde entier. That’s about it chère Marguerite – Cajun French is too fast for me…they should be called Cajun French Rockin Boogie! Lol!

California Girl said...

love the masthead photo. so beautiful.

I am going to search through your blog for that enchilada recipe from a few mos ago. I know I printed it but I cannot find it in my cookbooks where I typically squirrel things away. aaargh!

Carol Murdock said...

You are right, that Po Boy is sinful!! Now i got to look at your fantastic recipes! XOXO

Marguerite said...

Eddie- lol I'm surprised because Marguerite is a French name! Btw- I have been WITHOUT an internet connection for 2 days!! No blog, no email!! Ready to call the geek squad! lol

Alex- Hi and welcome! I'm delighted that you stopped by! You really should! It's a very fun place to visit and the food is fab! Yes, the BBQ was very cool! Thanks for coming by!

Lee- Sorry, I didn't mean to tortue you! lol You really should plan a visit, soon, maybe for Mardi Gras? Those oyster poboys are calling your name! Thanks so much for stopping by, cher!

Julie- Hi and welcome! Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment! It's probably a good idea since there is always something good cookin' over here!

Spice- Thanks so much for your nice comment! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Tonight was even more fun! I will post about it, if I ever get my internet connection back!

Jivago- Merci beaucoup for your sweet compliment, cher! Such a lovely thing to say! I stopped by your blog, but the translator was on the blink! Hope you have a fun weekend, mon ami! Cheers!

Kathryn Magendie said...

GMR Loves him some oyster poboy! I usually get the shrimp poboy . . . ohhh, been too long.

I'm going to check out the tater salad; I make a pretty durn good one, but am curious . . .