Monday, January 3, 2011

Giveaway Winner + Cajun Holiday Fun !

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winner of my Cajun cookbook giveaway. (winner was randomly selected by And the winner is #9........ Drick @ Drick's Rambling Cafe!!! Drick is a fabulous Southern chef from Alabama and his blog and recipes are "over the top". Please pay him a visit when you have time. Congratulations Drick, I know that you will love this cookbook and put it to good use. Enjoy, cher! Please send me your snail mail so that I can get this treasure in the mail to you. Many thanks to all of you who entered and commented.

Cajun Holiday Fun

Hoping that you all had a wonderful New Year's celebration!  Mine was fab and I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to wish me a Happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year and January is one of my favorite months because 1. the holidays are over, and  2. January 6, better known as the twelfth night, signals the beginning of carnival season in Cajun country and the beginning of the celebration of Mardi Gras! YAY!  The celebration will continue with each Krewe having it's own ball and parties,  ending on Mardi Gras Day, which is a little later this year, on March 8th. Lots of fun ahead, but here are a few pics of Cajun fun over the holidays. Still have lots more pics and videos to upload, so stay tuned.

Beausoleil at Medicine Show 14  (Acadiana Center for the Arts)

 Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys CD Release Party - Blue Moon Saloon

Here's a little clip of the "packed to the gills" crowd, rockin' and rollin' to the spicy sounds of this hotter than chili peppers band! Let the good times roll, cher! Oh the life of a Cajun is oh so fun!

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
New CD "Grand Isle"

Wishing you all a wonderful 2011, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Susanna Powers said...

Thanks for always providing such an upbeat attitude... which is a little lacking today as we go back to work from the long Christmas break. Have a happy 2011!! sp

Drick said...

WOW - I have been waiting for this day, now it's better than Christmas... you are so right, it is a Cajun thing, know I am gonna love the book as much if not more than the first one by your city's Jr League... Thanks Marguerite... I will email you my, still can't believe it...and I don't know if you can have more fun than you posted of last year, but here's hoping it is far better...

Pat Tillett said...

Congratulations to the winner and Happy New Year to you!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Congrats to Drick And as always, such great fun to visit and watch your videos and dream of another trip soon


Chef Dennis Littley said...

Hi Marguerite

Congratulations to Drick on winning that cookbook, I know he will certainly put it to good use!
You certainly know how to party down there! I am going to have to make way south for one of those celebrations!

kitchen flavours said...

Congratulations to Drick! Wishing you a wonderful 2011 too!

Rosaria Williams said...

A mini vacation everytime I come here.

Marguerite said...

sussah- Thanks for the nice compliment, cher, it's my pleasure! Oh, it was hard to go back to reality, for sure! Happy New Year!

Drick- You're very welcome, cher! Merci beaucoup for entering, I know that you will love this cookbook! Enjoy! Thanks, I hope so, too!

Pat- Thanks, cher! Hope yours is happy, too! Merci for coming by!

Dave- Merci for your sweet comment, cher! So glad you enjoy them! Have you made your reservation for Mardi Gras yet? :) Happy 2011!

Dennis- So good to hear from you, cher! Yes, partying is what a Cajun does best, next to cooking, that is! lol I wish that you would and Mardi Gras is coming right up! Merci for stopping by! Happy New Year!

kf- Thanks so much for the wish and for coming by! Wishing you the best in 2011! Cheers!

rosaria- So glad you enjoy it! It's my pleasure to "take you away"! Best wishes for a fab New Year!

John said...

Hope the large New Year buffet went well, have a good 2011.

Eddie Bluelights said...

A bit late getting over . . . had 'tummy ache' with all the food over Christmas and the new year LOL. I was far too greedy!
I now resemble The Incredible Hulk LOL.

Seriously, congratulations to Drick.
And I am delighted you enjoyed your hols and think you are absolutely fabulous the way you organise everything, entertain, look after people from far and wide, keep posting, keep cooking, keep dancing, keep blogging . . . . LOL

I have enjoyed blogging with you immensely for, let's see' it must be a little over a year, and look forward to more for 2011 and into the future. You have a super sense of humour (thank God! LOL) Hugs ~ Eddie

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I love stopping by your blog. It's forever upbeat and exhibits the most delicious foods anywhere! Happy 2011!

Magic of Spice said...

Congrats Drick :) Nice!
Happy 2011 and beyond dear Marguerite!

Vagabonde said...

Bonjour Marguerite – congratulations on the winner. Your blog is full of delectable looking food – you must have had a great time during the holidays. As you saw on my blog we had snow on Christmas day in Nashville then returning home to Atlanta found out that it snowed that day too, first time since 1882. In France people give their New Years wishes during the whole month of January – Christmas cards are hard to find in France as Christmas is usually celebrated mostly for kids. People exchange presents for New Year and party, party and party. So I wish you “Une Bonne et Heureuse Année” chère Marguerite, that it brings you much fun, happiness and inspiration for more wonderful recipes.

Joanne said...

Hi Marguerite, I'm stopping by to wish you a Happy and Rockin' New Year :)

Hope your holidays were wonderful, full of good times, good food and good cheer. And thanks so much for the Award a few posts down, I do appreciate it!

Here's to 2011 ... Cheers!

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

This is a very big news dear Marguerite. Christmas and special days are not impotant after now on! Congrulation, congrulations...From now on I will wait more activity and more delicious food and hope you share some littel pieces with friends. Patiently waitting another trips, videos...Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of health, happiness..."Happy 2011 here..."
Mon Ami! Cheers! Love and hugs, Zhivago

Kathryn Magendie said...

CONGRATS to the winner!

Sending you some cold mountain air - now you send me some Looseanner warm air! Or some food - yeah, that'd be good,too :-D

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