1 tube of store-bought cinnamon rolls
Bacon – about 8 strips for a 12 ounce tube of cinnamon rolls
That’s all, yes, really!
First, fry up that bacon. Not all the way – give it sort of a half-fry. You don’t want to make it too crunchy because it’ll snap when you try to roll it up into those cinnamon buns.
Drain bacon on paper towels. For big cinnamon rolls, you’ll need two slices of bacon per roll. For the tiny guys, you just need one.
Pop that can. Separate the rolls. Unroll them on a piece of parchment paper or a big ol’ cutting board.
Lay the bacon strips across the dough… roll them up… lay them in a greased pan and bake according to package directions.
When they are done just frost them up and enjoy!
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, The Caldwell House held its 3rd Annual Bridal Show and Open House. Brides, grooms, bridesmaids, family and friends began arriving just before noon and, although the show hours were 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, there were so many shoppers still there at 4:00 pm, we had to extend the show hours a little longer. It was a very successful show.
All brides were registered for a Grand Prize which consisted of an overnight stay in The Caldwell Evangeline Master Honeymoon Suite with gourmet breakfast; a bridal portrait session and framed print from Adam and Erin Falgout Photography; a gift certificate from It Works! Global Ultimate Body Application; and products from Avarie Hair Salon, Mary Kay, Plexus Slim and Complete Nutrition. The bride who won was extremely excited as her wedding date is in January of 2014 and she will enjoy all the prizes she won.
Wedding service vendors from all over Acadiana attended and represented catering, beverage service, wedding cakes, photographers, photo booths, DJ’s, hair salons, bridal jewelry and gifts and many other products for the bride, groom and their family and friends. Many vendors indicated that they will return for our 2014 bridal show, which tells us that they were pleased with the show. Watch for the 2014 date to be announced soon!
Many brides commented that they enjoyed the slower pace of the show and the smaller crowd, compared to some other large-city bridal shows, allowed them time to speak to each vendor and look at their products.
On behalf of The Caldwell House and all of the vendors who participated in our show, thank you to everyone who came from near and far to attend our show. We also thank our vendors for their participation. We truly appreciate your support!
Below are pictures of vendors who participated in this year’s show. You may click on their picture to take you to their website.
Sometimes we serve breakfast desserts at The Caldwell House. The guests love this, especially when they sit around for a time visiting with other guests.
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups sugar (You may want to reduce the sugar if you don’t want it as sweet. We like it sweet.)
1 1/2 cups water
3 oz box strawberry Jell-O
2 cups sliced strawberries
10″ pie shell
Pre-bake a 10″ pie shell.
Line bottom with the sliced strawberries
Combine cornstarch, sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add the Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Pour over the strawberries and refrigerate until set.
Serve with whipped cream and enjoy!
Louisiana is well-known for its many fairs and festivals. There is hardly a town in the state that doesn’t celebrate something with a fair or festival of some type. Many times, there are several festivals on the same weekend within a short drive of each other. Abbeville, though small in size, has many excellent festivals and celebrations throughout the year.
Most of the festival events in Abbeville take place in Magdalen Square, located only 2 blocks from The Caldwell House. Guests who stay at The Caldwell House love the convenience it offers during any events held at the Square. They can come and go all day at will.
When attending a fair or festival in another town — Lafayette, Kaplan, Erath, New Iberia — The Caldwell is a great place to stay, as well. The smaller towns do not offer accommodations as luxurious as The Caldwell House. In the larger cities, the festivals usually bring in many people. The hotels and motels are full, the restaurants are busy, and the traffic is horrific. At some point, guests want to get away from all the crowds. A short drive to Abbeville affords the ability to leave the crowds behind, dine comfortably in one of our fine restaurants, and get a quiet night’s sleep.
Room rates are another reason to stay at The Caldwell House. It is quite common for hotel and motel room rental rates to be increased during a festival or event and often there is a minimum stay of at least 2 or 3 nights. The Caldwell House does not increase its rates and does not require a minimum stay – neither for festivals, holidays, or any other busy times of the year — always the same reasonable rate for luxury accommodations and consistently great service.
To get a list of events happening in Vermilion Parish, visit The Most Cajun Place on Earth.
Plan to book ahead — rooms at The Caldwell House often sell out during holidays and festivals. Reserve online today at www.thecaldwell.com or call 337-281-0807 to book your room.