Princess and the Frog Movie Night

Its a #MovieNightFriday and I am so in the mood for this one. Quick background info, I previously lived in Louisiana for a short bit back in 2011. It was long enough for my to fall in love with the food and the area but financially and emotionally (hard break up) I couldn’t stay. Anyway, I obviously still reminisces over that time. So this film was set down in New Orleans and the Bayaou. That is where our lesson will be.

Louisiana  is a state in the Deep South and South Central regions of the United States. It is the 19th-smallest by area and the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties, making it one of only two U.S. states not subdivided into counties (the other being Alaska). The state’s capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Much of the state’s lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibises and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.

Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th–century French, Haitian, Spanish, French Canadian, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the U.S. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, the present–day U.S. state of Louisiana had been both a French colony and for a brief period a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture. In the post–Civil War environment, Anglo Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, and the state constitution enumerates “the right of the people to preserve, foster, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins”

Crafts

Frog Headband Printable For Kids [Free Template] – Simple Everyday Mom

“Have a little frog fan at home? If so, they’ll want to make this easy frog headband printable craft! t’s super easy to make and comes with a template too. Inside the template, there’s a color in version that’s super simple and perfect for the youngest of crafters. Older kids will have a blast making their own frog headband from paper!” – Sam

Frog Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template] – Simple Everyday Mom

“One of the most fun, easy, and engaging activities you can do is make a frog paper bag puppet craft. This project will help kids practice cutting skills, following directions, creativity, and fine motor skills.” – Sam

SHEET PAN SHRIMP BOIL – The Jam Jar Kitchen

“A delectable combination of the traditional corn, potatoes, Andouille sausage and shrimp, this Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil is a ridiculously easy to make and delicious meal your family will request again and again.” – Elizabeth

KETO MUFFULETTA SANDWICH – The Short Order Cook

“Muffulettas are a New Orleans sandwich institution. Make this at home for a keto and gluten-free version to enjoy the best Italian meats, cheeses, and olive salad goodness. Homemade fathead dough is used to make the grain-free rolls for this sandwich. You can even make smaller rollers for muffuletta sliders which are fun for parties.  The olive salad is similar to giardiniera and other jarred pickled vegetables or relishes.” – Angela

Cajun Hush Puppies – The Six Figure Dish

“Deep fried cajun hush puppies are wonderfully seasoned before being cooked at the perfect temperature for a crispy side dish or appetizer you won’t be able to resist!” – Danielle

Tiana’s Famous Beignets Recipe from Princess and the Frog – This Mama Cooks

A recipe for Tiana’s famous New Orleans beignets from The Princess and The Frog, Tiana’s Cookbook Recipes for Kids.” – Ann-Marie

King Cake Cinnamon Rolls – Christina’s Cucina

King Cake cinnamon rolls are a twist on a typical Mardi Gras King Cake! The light and sweet rolls’ colored sugar adds a festive touch to any breakfast, brunch or afternoon snack!” – Christina

King Cake {Traditional Mardi Gras Recipe} – What a Girl Eats

King cake is a traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras dessert. It’s a must-have at any Mardi Gras Party!” – Cynthia

A Taste Of New Orleans, Easy Homemade Beignets – What a Girl Eats

“Making homemade beignets is easy and so delicious! With this easy homemade beignets recipe, you can have a taste of a New Orleans classic food, at home!” – Cynthia