Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cajun Mardi Gras Party Faves + Bayou Boogie

Here are a few of my favorite Mardi Gras party buffet recipes that are guaranteed to please your family and guests. They are all out of this world and what Mardi Gras party would be complete without these wonderful Cajun faves and a Bloody Mary or two. Cheers and bon appetit!

Big Easy Bloody Mary's

2 oz.'s vodka
6 oz.'s V-8 juice
Few dashes Tabasco
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash white pepper
1 tsp. lime juice

 


Shake all ingredients and strain into cocktail glass over ice and garnish w/celery stalks and green olives. Makes 1 

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 Baked Muffaletta Dip

















 Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya













 Mardi Gras Slaw w/ Cajun Hush Puppies









 Creole Potato Salad













I'll be sharing these Cajun delights at ~

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 Bayou Boogie

And here's a little clip of the Krewe de Canaille, dancing to Le Dance de Mardi Gras, at Randol's dance hall in Lafayette. Just one of the many ways we celebrate Mardi Gras in Cajun country. Crank it up for this one, and let the good times roll!


HAPPY MARDI GRAS !
Wishing ya'll a safe and fun Mardi Gras!
Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

22 comments:

MM said...

Nice round-up of some great Mardi Gras eats! Happy Mardi Gras!

California Girl said...

I find myself zig zagging from one recipe to the next and not leaving a comment. Those crab cakes look SO DAMN GOOD as does the muffeleta and the dip and, well, all of it.

Happened on a video how-to make a King Cake. It made me want to try. They used a coffee can to keep the King Cake evenly circular with a decent hole in the middle.

drick perry said...

Hello Marguerite! Hope your carnival is going great and a big time had this grand weekend leading up to Mardi Gras. All of your offerings are out of sight, as usual and always so damn tempting... meaning throw out mine to make room for yours at the buffet this year... hey, do y'all take off for Lundi too? some stores around here close for a pre-lenten long weekend.. have a blast, I know you will...

Eddie Bluelights said...

I'm back to savour these sinfully delicious dishes. I'm ravenous after my blogging break and could eat a horse bit seeing as you don't serve them I'll dig in to everything. LOL.
Glad to be back. Hope you have/had a great weekend.

Linda Starr said...

Those bloody mary's look so good, their bright red colors and cornbread muffins to die for, I always life the individual servings of cornbread, more crunch around the edges.

Kittie Howard said...

Hmmm, think I need to sip a couple of those Bloody Mary's so I can give this some thought. Happy Mardi Gras, Cher! (Caught a lot of beads during the holidays and mailed a pkg. to a fellow blogger in South Africa to spread the joy.)

Joanne said...

omg, is it really Mardi Gras time already? Really, it seems like it was JUST Christmas! Time, time ...

Have a great MG celebration :)

nanny said...

I'm with Linda, pass the bloody Mary and corn bread, ha!! They all look wonderful!

A Kitchen Witch said...

Oooh, do I wish you could serve me up a plate of all that! I'm too pooped to cook, but not to tired to eat! ; )

Big Dude said...

Marguerite - you are killing me with all of these great recipes - I want to try them all today. We don't do anything for Carnival or Mardi Gras, but I did make muffuletta pasta last night so I'll consider it part of the celebration.

Kat said...

it all looks festive!! Have a great Mardi Gras! You have a great life.

Liza said...

Yummy recipes! Someday I'll get to taste crawfish!

Marguerite said...

Merci beaucoup for all of your lovely comments! I have added a little Mardi Gras dance clip to the post, so swing back by if you get the chance. Thanks for stopping by! Wish you all were here!

kitchen flavours said...

Everything looks delicious, as always! Have a lovely week, Marguerite!

Mona said...

Marguerite I am always so glad when I see a post by you....I hope your Daddy is continuing to improve..and that you have a fun Mardi Gras...

Mona

sussah said...

Happy Mardi Gras Marguerite! everything looks delicious as always. they should put you on the food network, and you could be a team leader on "worst cooks in America"... we'd all learn something that way. I hope all is well... have fun, sp

Bayou Classic Cooking said...

Great Recipes! Happy Mardi Gras! Thank you for sharing..

Judy said...

Everything looks delicious, but I know for sure my hubby would love that crawfish dip!

Cloudia said...

par- TAY!


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Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

This makes me SO homesick for Louisiana! I wish I could've been there yesterday, but I did manage to find a pretty good king cake and also went to Popeye's and met another New Orleanian!

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mardi Gras! Happy Lent! Everything looks amazing, but I LOVE how easy your Big Easy Bloody Marys are!!!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just returned for a Bloody Mary and a dance - that's better!! LOL
Oh and while I'm at it some more grub!! . . . . mmmmm! Divine!!