Monday, May 12, 2014

The Official Slap Ya Mama Challenge



Our journey with Slap Ya Mama has been long. After all, the very existence of 37 Cooks is rooted in their Cajun seasoning! So, to tell you that we were honored to accept this official challenge from Slap Ya Mama is an understatement! Read all about the Slap Ya Mama Company, it's a fascinating story! And you can't help but love Jack and Joe Willy Walker!


Before I tell you what the challenge was, will you tell me if you know about Slap Ya Mama products? Have you used one, or all? Luke Deville, Willie and I had a chance to visit their corporate office not too long ago. In the boardroom they have pins on a large wall map that show where their products are sold. Willie was able to tell them about a place he saw some Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning that wasn't on the company map. He was on a fishing trip in the San Juan Islands, went ashore, and there in a tiny shop in Friday Harbor, Washington, was Slap Ya Mama! Joe Willy was really pleased to here about it!

During this challenge, Susan Whempner shared that she recently read a book called the Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke. She was surprised when the main character's red hair was compared to the color of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce by one of the guys she dates! Slap Ya Mama is everywhere and with good reason! 

The challenge that Jack Walker of Slap Ya Mama posed to our group was this: Take the Slap Ya Mama Dinner Box products and use them in a brand new way. Oh, we can do that, Jack! And we did! In the days that follow, you will see some delicious recipes, all using at least one of the following Slap Ya Mama products: Slap Ya Mama Cajun Jambalaya Dinner Mix, Slap Ya Mama Red Beans & Rice Dinner Mix or Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix.

All of these products (and more, their line is always growing) can be purchased on the Slap Ya Mama website or in your local grocery or specialty food store. Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll!) We did!

P.S. Yes, some of us have been to Ville Platte, LA, the headquarters of Slap Ya Mama. One of us actually lives in Ville Platte and several of us have visited! You should go too! It's the smoked meats and Cajun food source capital of the world I tell ya! ~Sandra

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