Christmas parties are in full swing in Cajun country and here is my Christmas party menu for a little gift exchange gathering that I am having this weekend for about 15 guests. I love to have a casual buffet for my holiday parties where guests can help themselves and the food is easy to prepare. Bon appetit!
Cajun Christmas Party Menu
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Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya ~ Spicy Sausage Bites w/ Cheesy Beer Dip ~ Mini Muffalettas
Crawfish Spinach Bread Bowl ~ Crab Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Smoky Blue Cheese Dip w/ Fresh Veggies
Creole Potato Salad ~ Muffaletta Pasta Salad ~ Crawfish Cornbread (recipe below)
Bourbon Brownies w/ Praline Icing ~ Marguerite's Christmas Cookies ~
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding w / Caramel Rum Sauce
Ultimate Cajun Eggnog
I'll be sharing these at ~Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister's Stuff
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
See Ya in the Gumbo-Potluck @ Ms. EnPlace
Holly-Bloggy Christmas Party @ Chef in Training
With crawfish now in season in Cajun country, you might say that I'm getting carried away with making crawfish dishes. This delectable cornbread is fabulous and when I tell you that it's divine, then you know that I mean it, cher! And if crawfish are not available in your area, then small shrimp would work just as well. Enjoy!
3 tsp.'s. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
1/4 cup jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 (15 oz.) can cream-style corn
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. peeled crawfish tails or small shrimp
1 tbs.Cajun seasoning
Stir together cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, in large bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the onions, peppers, vegetable oil, milk, cheddar cheese, cream style corn, jalapenos, crawfish or shrimp, and Cajun seasoning. Combine the mixture with the dry ingredients and place in a buttered 10 inch baking dish or cast iron skillet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean. Enjoy!
Wishing ya'll a fab weekend, filled with good times! Merci beaucoup for coming by!