Posts Tagged ‘Cajun’

I am finally getting around to posting my annual year in food for 2018. These are dishes I made while cooking. Every year I cook at least 325 home meals. With each passing year cooking is a snap. Almost as fast as some people make a T.V. dinner. Well, maybe not that fast! I often wonder why so many chose to eat ready made or fast food when the home kitchen offers so much more quality options at a fraction of the cost. All it takes is a little effort, learning, time, and love. Could it be that is what we are losing these traits among the people? If we are isn’t that sad? Well, enough of being philosophical! Here are some of my favorite dishes for the year. As always there are many ethic dishes as I find many cultures besides American have tastier food. Bland is not an option for me. Bon Appetite!!! Ready to cook up in 2019.

 

Swamp Warrior

Posted: April 30, 2018 in Photography
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I met this swamp warrior this weekend at a crawfish boil. He brought a whole army of friends just like him. He was very happy to pose for a macro photo.

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

Cajun Fly Swatter

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Jokes
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Marie walked into de kitchen & saw Boudreaux with a fly killer (Swatter).

She axe him, “Any Luck”?

He said, “Yah, tree males and two females”.

Marie axed, “Mais chere, how can ya tell em apart”?

Boudreaux said, “Mais dats easy…tree were on dat beer can, and two were on de telephome”.

Blonde Boudreaux

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Jokes
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Blonde B0udreaux

In the aftermath of Katrina, an Irishman, a Mexican and Blonde Boodro were doing construction work on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building.

They were eating lunch and the Irishman said, ‘Corned beef and  cabbage! If I get corned beef and cabbage one more time for lunch, I’m going to jump off this building.’

The Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, ‘Burritos again! If I get burritos one more time I’m going to jump off, too.’

Boodro opened his lunch and said, ‘ Bologna again! If Ah get a bologna sandwich one more time, Ah’m jumping too.’

The next day, the Irishman opened his lunch box, saw corned beef and cabbage, and jumped to his death.
The Mexican opened his lunch, saw a burrito, and jumped, too.
Then Blonde Boodro opened his lunch, saw the bologna and jumped to  his death as well.

All three bodies were laid out at the same funeral home.

At the funeral, the Irishman’s wife was weeping. She said, ‘If  I’d known how really tired he was of corned beef and cabbage, I never would have given it to him again!’

The Mexican’s wife also wept and said, ‘I could have given him tacos or enchiladas! I didn’t realize he hated burritos so much.’

(Oh this is GOOD!!)

Everyone turned and stared at the Blonde Boo’s wife as she said, ‘Mais, don’t look at me. Dat idiot made his own lunch.’

I took this photo in Ville Platte, Louisiana along Main Street. It is a beautiful quiet little Cajun town. The people were fed up with loud car stereos and sagging pants. They passed a laws, and you now get a $250 bond, and trip straight to jail for violating either law. Every city should have this sign.

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This is how we do it down South in Texas.  Boiling water, a big pot,  and your choice of seasonings.

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Houston has a restaurant that can make your feel as if your right home in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. This restaurant is known as Ragin Cajun. Ragin Cajun serves some of the best po-boys, red beans and rice, boudin balls, gumbo, etouffe, jambalaya, crawfish, shrimp, blue crabs, and oysters on the half-shell around. The accordion’s sing out of the speakers as Cajun music is played.  The tables inside are linked together, so you get a community feel, and often find yourself talking to complete strangers. Unless your related to the Scrooge, your tongue should dance to the flavors of Ragin Cajun. For more information visit http://www.ragin-cajun.com/

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Raw Oysters On The Half-Shell

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Boiled Crawfish

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Red Beans and Rice

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Fried Shrimp Po-Boy

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Down in the swamps of Southern Louisiana lives one of the best cultures in the World in my opinion. Cajuns are a humble people who know how to have a good time without all the excesses of life. Some would call it simplicity. When it comes to food there’s no exception. This simple meal consists of Boudin which is a Cajun sausage stuffed with rice, pork, green onions, and of course cayenne pepper. On the side, we have another favorite which is rice, okra, and tomatoes. Delicious!

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