I know we are all Thankful for our many blessings year round, but it’s nice to set some time aside to really think about and count our blessings. The best part about this time of year is being with those we love and taking the time to let those we can’t be with know how important they are to us and how thankful we are that they are in our lives.
It goes without saying that food is a big part of how we celebrate this time of year. I want to share a few recipes with you, just in case you’re looking for something special at this special for your holiday table.
Jazz Fest 2018……it was a hell of a show. Let’s take a Lagniappe look at this years Festival…
For seven days over two weekends in April and May each year, the New Orleans Fair Grounds, usually a thoroughbred racetrack, is converted to a celebration of the fun, food, culture and music of our New Orleans and Louisiana. Over 500 bands, artist and entertainers join local artisans and culinary vendors to display the things that make this region so special. This party is huge, but like most things in Louisiana, there is a reason for the party-and that’s to keep our heritage alive. A nonprofit organization, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. owns the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest and other fund raising activities, to support year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment in support of the Foundation’s Mission:
“To promote, preserve, perpetuate and encourage the music, arts, culture and heritage of communities in Louisiana through festivals, programs and other cultural, educational, civic and economic activities.”