Friday, November 21, 2014

Annual 5K Runs in the Red Stick

Attention all Baton Rouge runners, we have any exciting announcement for you! Next week will be a runners paradise! First the Turkey Trot the morning of Thanksgiving Day, then the Zachary Gleaux Run on Saturday!





Before you get your yearly fix of turkey, sweet potatoes and green beans at your Thanksgiving meal, come to the 28th annual Turkey Trot, held on November 27! The race, sponsored by the March of Dimes will begin at 8 a.m., down town Baton Rouge at Convention and Fourth Street. The top 3 male and female runners in each category will receive an award along with several other category winners. Online registration is $30. Registration the morning of the run will last from 6-7:15 a.m. and will be $40. 





And speaking of more running! The 2nd annual Zachary Gleaux Run will be held Saturday, November 29 from 4-8 p.m., at the Americana building in Zachary, La. Runners, or walkers are encouraged to wear glow attire, paint their faces and even glow spray their hair!


A pre-party will be held at the Americana's YMCA and will include all things glow to help runners get gleauxing! The 5K will officially begin at 6 p.m. Ages 4 and under are free to attend. Registration is $5 for ages 5-11, $10 for ages 12-17 and $20 for 18 and up. Also, don't forget about the kid-friendly, Fun Run that begins at 5:45 p.m.




Whether you're a competitive runner, only run for leisure or pace yourself with a steady walk, these races encourage you to attend and bring the ones you are thankful. The purpose of these races is to raise money for foundations and ultimately give back. Who doesn't love helping others out, especially in this time of need?!

To register for the Turkey Trot, click here.

To sign up for the Zachary Gleaux Run, click here.

For more information about each event, visit www.turkeytrotbr.com and Baton Rouge Gleaux Run.

See you there! 

Posted by: Julie Thomas, Visit Baton Rouge


Julie is the new Communication Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Julie lived in Haughton, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where she graduated in May 2014 with a degree in public relations. She now attends LSU as a graduate student at the Manship School of Mass Communications. She loves reading, watching Law and Order, playing with her dog, traveling and exploring the amazing city of Baton Rouge. You can follow her on Instagram or on her personal blog




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Recipe Wednesday: Spinach Madeline

One of Visit Baton Rouge's most loved employees says that her favorite dish to have for Thanksgiving is Spinach Madeline. At first, I didn't know what that was at first until I looked it up. Now I wish my family would have been serving it my whole life. Maybe I will bring it this year and start that tradition myself! 



For those of you interested in spicing up your own Spinach Madeline recipe, or if you are a beginner like me, here is the perfect recipe for you! 

Spinach Madeline by Food.com

Ingredients
- 2 (10 ounce) boxes of frozen spinach, cooked and drained (reserve 1/2 cup liquid)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 medium size onion, chopped
- 1 (6 ounce) garlic cheese rolls, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup butter
- Salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash hot sauce
- Breadcrumbs

Instructions
1. Melt butter
2. Add onions and flour to the butter and stir until smooth
3. Mix in milk
4. Add seasonings and 1/2 of the cheese roll
5. stir until cheese melts.
6. Combine all ingredients except bread crumbs and remaining cheese in a casserole dish
7. Top with dish  with the remaining the crumbs and cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

VoilĂ 

P.S. Don't forget to bring something to dip with, such as crackers, chips or vegetables. 


Posted by: Julie Thomas, Visit Baton Rouge


Julie is the new Communication Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Julie lived in Haughton, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where she graduated in May 2014 with a degree in public relations. She now attends LSU as a graduate student at the Manship School of Mass Communications. She loves reading, watching Law and Order, playing with her dog, traveling and exploring the amazing city of Baton Rouge. You can follow her on Instagram or on her personal blog