Monday, December 13, 2010

Cajun Christmas Buffet + Bayou Boogie

Yes, it's hard to believe, but Christmas is less than two weeks away! Are you ready? I have been working on my menu for my Christmas Eve buffet, since my dear cousin is doing the honors this year and hosting the family holiday dinner on Christmas day. Thanks, cuz! I like to have a casual buffet for friends and family on Christmas Eve, and although I'm still tweaking the menu, here are some of the the appetizers that I will be serving. Enjoy! (photo courtesy of Google)

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And this is what I have, so far, on my main menu. And a friend just called me and said that he is bringing a Cajun Fried Turkey, too!  Do you think that I have enough or should I add more? Desserts and breads will be in a separate post!

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Bayou Boogie
Since I've been getting quite a few emails, asking for some more bayou boogie,  I am posting a little clip to cheer up all of mon cher amis. I know that the holidays can be a stressful time for many and hopefully this hotter than Tabasco clip of Horace Trahan and Rodney Bernard, playing Shake, Rattle, and Roll, will help to relieve some of the stress that is encountered at this time of year. Especially if you have a cold drink or two,  crank it up, and dance to it. Let the good times roll, cher! Cheers!


Wishing ya'll a wonderful, happy, stress-free week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

24 comments:

Velva said...

Let the eating festival continue!!! Nothing beats a fried turkey too.

Until I read that Christmas was less than two weeks away, I did not realize it was that close-YIKES!!! I am behind on everything (sigh).

John said...

I think there will be a few people who will be walking slowly after this feast.

California Girl said...

Everything sounds wonderful; just the kind of food I'd like for buffet. I did click on the ham recipe and wonder what is Creole mustard, i.e. what special ingredients does it contain. Doubt I'd find it in northern New England.

Great mast head. Whose fence decor?

Joanne said...

What a beautiful menu, Marguerite. Now seriously, have you ever considered opening up a restaurant? Just a small place, serving up all these delicious recipes?

Arlee Bird said...

Now that's one good sounding buffet. Crab stuffed mushrooms sound delicious.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow! You had me at Jalapeno Cheese Bread. Love the hot stuff.

Linda Starr said...

Oh I love the hot stuff and those crab mushrooms look devine. I made a simple meal of sauteed veges tonight, but jazzed them up in your honor with lots of spices.

Drick said...

ya got room for one more, don't ya - fabulous and I know I would be full as a tick

Marguerite said...

Velva- The best part about this fried turkey is that I don't have to cook it! lol It is sneaking up, isn't it and it'll be over before we know it! Thanks for coming by!

John- That's a given for most of my guests, but I always stop eating as soon as I feel full, no matter what's on the spread, so I'll be ready to dance. :) Cheers!

Cal. Girl- So nice to hear from you, cher! Thanks, the Boubon glaze is sinful and I hope you will try it. Creole mustard is a hot spicy mustard with horseradish, but you could use a spicy Dijon or Coleman's. The fence decor was done by the decorating committee in River Ranch. Happy Holidays!

Joanne- Thanks for the lovely compliment, cher! I have thought about opening a restaurant, but it's way too much work and we already have over 300 restaurants in Lafayette!

Lee- Thanks, the mushrooms are divine! Even though you can probably grill year round in Cal., you can also bake them for about 15 minutes on 350. Hope you try them!

Alex- Great to hear from you! Thanks, I love the hot stuff too! The Jalapeno-Cheese bread is easy to make and I hope you give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Once again, it all looks scrumptious!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Lovely grub - yer making me hungry LOL

lakeviewer said...

Oh, wish I could be there! I have to search your recipes for shrimp remoulade. Yummmmm!

Pam said...

I want to be down your way for sure! That Cajun Sausage Cornbread hooked me but then it all did really. Great video too!

nanny said...

I know your buffet will lack "nothing".....it all sounds delicious!!

Pat Tillett said...

Each dish looks better than the one before it! And they all looks great! Thanks for the recipes.

Talli Roland said...

Jalopeno cheese bread! Yum yum yum! That would be my favourite for sure.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Oh! Marguerite, sorry I omitted to say I enjoyed Horace Trahan's Bayou Boogie clip. Sure had my feet tapping. Now searching my memory banks! (quite a task these days LOL) could this be the same chap who had a big hit recently in your part of the woods?

kitchen flavours said...

Wow! Love your Christmas buffet! Everything sounds so delicious!

Marguerite said...

Linda- The mushrooms are fab and you can bake them, too. Thanks, cher, I like it spicy, too!

Drick- You know that you would always be welcome, cher! Yes, you would be so full, you would pop! lol

Trish- Thanks so much for the nice compliment and for comimg by! Cheers!

lakeviewer- You should move here! lol Just click on the title, to see the recipes. Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- Lovely grub! lol Go ahead, have two plates, cher! Just be sure to dance it off! lol

Pam- I wish you could be here! Thanks, glad you like the cornbread and enjoyed the video! Thanks for coming by!

Tara said...

I think I gained 5 lbs just browsing your blog!

aslan said...

Thanks for the delicious food.Best
wishes from Türkiye.

Yours

Kittie Howard said...

OMG, shrimp remoulade and shake, rattle and roll...gotta get to da promised land...

Have a little something for you at my place.

Jo said...

I got to the Jalapeno cheese bread, and my stomach started to growl. *heh*

Marguerite said...

Nanny- About the only thing we won't have is lobster! lol Thanks! Joyeaux Noel!

Pat- Thanks for your lovely comment and for stopping by! You're very welcome! Happy Holidays!

Talli- Thanks, the jalapeno cheese bread is fab and I hope you give it a try! Have a Merry Christmas!

tara- Hi and welcome! The secret to eating Cajun food, is to dance off the calories! lol Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! Happy Holidays!

Eddie- So glad you enjoyed the clip and that it got your feet tappin'! Yes, he's the same chap and like you, he's as canaille as they come.! lol Cheers, cher!

kf- Thanks so much for your nice comment and for coming by! Have a wonderful Christmas!