Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spicy Creole Cornbread + An Award + Festival Kick-Off

Here's another Cajun fave that is oh, so good and will melt in your mouth! It's just heavenly, a true taste of Southern comfort, and pairs well with just about any meal. Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Spicy Creole Cornbread

1 1/4 cups self rising cornmeal mix
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can chopped green chilies, drained
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp. Creole or Cajun seasoning

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in milk, oil, and cornmeal mix, and mix until smooth. Add sour cream, green chilies, cheese and Creole seasoning, and stir until well mixed. Let batter sit for 5 minutes. If too thick, add a little more milk. Pour into an 8 or 9 inch,  greased ovenproof skillet or an 8x8 inch baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Melt in your mouth, GOOD! Enjoy!

An Award

My dear Cajun sista, Jessica @ cajunlicious, recently passed this very prestigious award along  to me. Originally from New Orleans, now living up North, Jess is awesome and you'll definitely want to check out her fabulous Cajun recipes and  blog. Merci beaucoup, cher, for this lovely award! Since there are no requirements for this award, other than thanking and linking to the person who gave it to you and passing it on to some of your favorite Sistas, I'd like to pass it along to each and every one of my female followers. (sorry guys) Ya'll are the best and we are all in this Sisterhood together! Please visit them when you get a chance! (links on my followers gadget)

Festival Kick-Off

We had an absolute blast at the fais do do and  kick-off for Festival International, last night, at Scene Barcardi, in downtown Lafayette. For those of you who do not know what a fais do do is, it is simply a Cajun street dance,  an old tradition in Cajun country.

There were two hotter than hot bands playing and the high spirited crowd was in Zydeco overdrive. Horace Trahan and The Ossun Express was up first and they were really rocking the crowd.

 And there were lots of scrumptious Cajun delicacies to choose from. I just had to have some seafood jambalaya and a shrimp poboy from the Lagneaux's booth. Cest bon, cher!

And lots of drinks to choose from at the Malibu Party Center. It was quite warm and humid, so this booth was very busy. There's nothing like a nice cold drink on a hot day!

And here's a little clip that I took of the exuberant crowd and some of the nitty-gritty dancin' going on. My camera was having issues, , but it will give you an idea of all the fun that was going on. They were only warming up for this fabulous 5 day festival, so stay tuned, because there's so much more fun to come!  Let the good times roll, cher! Wish you all were here! To be continued....

Horace Trahan and The Ossun Express

Wishing ya'll a fun and fantastic weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


A Kitchen Witch said...

Mmm. Love cornbread...will have to give this one a try : )

Magic of Spice said...

I love, love this cornbread and I will have to try the addition of sour cream...brilliant! I wish I could join in the festivities, but at least I can watch here with you :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

My you are a busy bee! LOL
Yet another Marguerite mmasterpiece designed to stimulate Eddie's saliva
glands - I'm drowning!! . . . looks delicious. Your blogging output is putting me to shame - must get off my backside and write but your fault serving all this terrific food. LOL Heard there were tornados in USA - hope none are near you. Understand about the award LOL - and my congratulations to you cher.
Enjoy the festival and save a dance for me LOL. Hugs ~ Eddie

Kittie Howard said...

As always, your posts make me nostalgid for home. You can't imagine how much I enjoy coming here. But, with a bright smile, I'm off to visit our sister, but, first, we had shrimp tonight - it's that China stuff - my taste buds longed for Gulf shrimp.*sighs*

ellen abbott said...

All those stills, I was starting to think there wouldn't be a video clip and music.

so, where do I send the adoption papers? you know, the ones you sign to adopt me.

Joanne said...

Hey Sista :)

Congrats on your Award, and I'm so glad to be part of this Sisterhood of Bloggers right along with you ... Raising my coffee cup in a Sista Toast ... Cheers!

Linda Starr said...

Sista, Sista, I loves that cornbread and congrats on the well deserved award.

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral




fishyfacedesigns said...

Oh man.... I love spicy...and I am alone with that love in my I am so excited to try this... YUMMY!

Marguerite said...

kw- It is fab and I hope you try it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Spice- Thanks, the sour cream gives it a great flavor! Enjoy! Wish you were here, too! Cheers!

Eddie- Yes, I'm so busy enjoying myself! lol Merci, cher, glad you like the cornbread. Our weather has been perfect and luckily no tornadoes here. Thanks, I will! lol

Kittie- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Likewise, I enjoy having you here! Those shrimp cannot compare, but I guess better than no shrimp. lol

Ellen- Now you know better than that! lol Just get in your car and drive east! Only 3 1/2 hours and well worth the drive!

Joanne- Merci, cher and right back at ya, Sista! You're so welcome and I'm having a Festival Punch in your honor! Cheers!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your great award! That cornbread looks like something I could definitely dig into.

Pat Tillett said...

Looks like a good time was had by all.
I've had the cornbread (or something very close to it).
Have a great weekend!

kitchen flavours said...

I love cornbread and this looks yummy! Congratulations on your award, you certainly deserved it! And what a party, you gals and guys sure know how to have fun! Have a lovely weekend!

Marguerite said...

Linda- Thanks, so glad you like it and hope you give it a try! Thanks, and I hope you post the award, too!

Cloudia- Aloha and thanks for stopping by, Sista!

fishyface- Thanks, so glad you like the cornbread and hope that you try it! It freezes well,too.

Lisa- So good to hear from you! Thanks, it's fab and I hope you try it! Thanks for coming by!

Pat- This festival is a blast and it's not over yet! Thanks for stopping by!

KF- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Having fun is a Cajun specialty! lol Wish you were here!

Eating in Winnipeg said...

thanks for coming and linking up on my blog! don't forget about the button/link back :)