Southern Sunday Favorite

Submitted by Christi



Join Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday favorites and Charlotte and Ginger at Blogger Spirit for Spiritual Sunday and enjoy your Sunday!

It is Sunday and Valentine’s Day and the day before President’s Day and two days before Mardi Gras! Wow, that is a lot to celebrate! Thank you to Chari at Happy to Design for giving us an opportunity to post one of our favorite posts from the past and to Charlotte and Ginger to giving us an opportunity to post something that expresses our faith. What wonderful fun and inspiration we get from these outstanding ladies each week!

My favorite this week is from January 4th the beginning of Carnival season and the celebration of the Epiphany – an expression of faith. From January 4th:

Southern Carnival

As I mentioned yesterday, January 6th is the beginning of Carnival starting with Twelfth Night of the Epiphany. This is the celebration of the three kings visiting the Christ child.


While some see the Carnival season as one of drunken parties and debauchery, to many it is actually a time of celebration of faith and festivals that are attended with families.

I posted a recipe for King Cake yesterday. The King Cake is decorated with the traditional colors of the Carnival season.


Purple represents justice; green, faith; and gold, power.

It’s interesting to note that our Mardi Gras colors influenced the choice of school colors for arch rivals Louisiana State University and Tulane University.

When LSU was deciding on its colors, the shops in New Orleans had stocked up on purple, green, and gold material for the Mardi Gras season. LSU decided upon purple and gold, and bought much of it. Tulane (my husband’s alma mater) bought much of the only remaining color — green!

I love anything that helps us to brighten up the cold gray days of January. Although, I’ll have to admit, after the weekend snow, the sun came out today and the sun on the bright white snow was spectacular!

Today’s Lagniappe: Spicy Creole Shrimp Chowder
Something yummy and warming to make in your slow cooker.

1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoons butter
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 can condensed cream of potato soup
2 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can white corn, drained
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lb cooked small shrimp, peeled
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese

Saute onion in butter until tender in pan over medium heat.

In crockpot, combine the onion, milk, 2 soups, corn, Creole seasoning and garlic powder.

Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.

Stir in shrimp and cream cheese.

Cook 30 minutes longer, until shrimp are heated through and cheese is melted.

Stir to blend.


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12 Responses to “Southern Sunday Favorite”

  1. RainGardener Says:

    Oh yummy that chowder sounds good. Hmmmmm I think I’m going to have to take that recipe and try it.

  2. Chari Says:

    Hi sweet lady…

    So happy to see you and your sweet post today for Sunday Favorites! How interesting, to know how Mardi Gras influenced LSU and Tulane’s school colors! I have to admit that I have just learned about the tradition of the King’s cake since I’ve been blogging…I had never heard of it before! Ohhh…and thank you soooo much for including your recipe for the Spicy Creole Shrimp Chowder…it sounds soooo good! I am going to give it a try! I love cajun cuisine! You just don’t find much of it here in Colorado.

    Well dear lady…have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Whidbey Woman Says:

    Thanks for the insight on the reliegous significance of Madi Gras and for the recipes. Since I live in the Northwest and have never visited the South, I really am clueless about the culture. So, your website is great! Happy Valentine’s Day, and may your week be full of blessings.

  4. LeAnn @ See Great Things Says:

    Looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing all the details. It was interesting. ~

  5. Keepie DaNiece Says:

    Since reading the blogs of Alabama and Louisiana gals, I now realize A LOT more about Mardi Gras than I ever did before. Up here – – – we do NADA for it. You can go your whole life and never even hear the WORDS Mardi Gras, except on TV stories about New Orleans.

    Of all I’ve heard on blogs about Mardi Gras, this King Cake idea is my very favorite thing.


  6. Gayle Says:

    Hope your day is filled with ?. I’ll be cooking this chowder. Sounds yummy!

  7. Denise Says:

    Nice post.

  8. Rhodema @ MommyLife Says:

    I learned some things about Carnival and New Orleans.

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Charlotte Says:

    I didn’t know the carnival had religious ties. Thanks for the information. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

  10. Yoli Says:

    Thank you for sharing! Hope you had a blessed Valentine’s Day!

    Yoli 🙂

  11. Myrna Says:

    Thanks for sharing !Happy Valentine’s Day !

  12. Deb Says:

    Oh, that chowder sounds great! Making my tummy growl. I hope you had a blessed Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, and President’s Day.

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