Monday, December 31, 2012

Cajun New Year's Delights + New Year's Boogie

Here's a favorite Cajun drink that is perfect for ringing in the New Year if champagne isn't your thing. It has a bit of a bite to it, but is oh so good! Enjoy! Cheers!

Cajun Dirty Martini

1 ounce Absolute peppar vodka
2 ounces vodka, cold
1 dash dry vermouth
2 large jalapeno-stuffed green olives
1 Trappey's white Tabasco chili pepper
1 dash olive juice (to taste)
crushed ice

Mix vodkas, vermouth, and olive juice with ice into cocktail shaker and blend for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with jalapeno stuffed olive.

And here are a few of my favorite New Years Eve delights that I wanted to share with ya'll. I will be having guests over for a little "before the dance" New Year's Eve party,  that we're all going to. Worth every calorie, cher, so go ahead and indulge and enjoy! Cheers!

 Mini Muffalettas

24 count, mini Muffaletta rolls or dinner rolls
1 jar Italian olive salad
1 lb. smoked ham, sliced thin
1/2 lb. provolone cheese slices, sliced thin
1/2 lb. hard salami, sliced thin
Creole or Dijon mustard
1 small onion, sliced thin

Slice rolls in half and place, inside up, on large cookie sheet. Spread the top half of rolls with Creole mustard and bottom half with olive salad. Layer salami, cheese, double layer of ham,  and onion, on top of olive salad. Top with roll. Serve cold or cover with a tent of foil and place in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. So easy!  Enjoy!

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Spicy Seafood Jambalaya

Cajun New Year's Eve Boogie

Wishing all of you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013! Merci beaucoup for passing by!



Colleen said...

Before I make the bourbon brownies can you verify there is only 1/4 cup of flour in this recipe. That just seems like a very small amount of flour. Thanks!

California Girl said...

Happy Happy Cajun New Year Marguerite!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Cajun Dirty Martini? Just wondered if there was a Cajun Clean Martini and what the difference is. I'll have one of each for my two personalities?? LOL The food looks wonderful and your guests are really fortunate to have such wonderful nosh!

A very Happy New Year to you, Marguerite from your bloggy buddy from across the pond.

Big Dude said...

Marguerite - I was sure you Cajuns new how to do a New Years Eve Boogie - hope you had a good one.

Rita said...

I haven't been in your little corner in ages and looked what I missed; great to me back! Bonne Année.

Martha said...

Hello my friend and Happy New Year! So glad to see you stop by today. How is the queen of Cajun doing these days? I've missed you!

Tomorrow I'm posting the 4th annual Tailgating Time at noon. Hope to see you there, you always add the yummiest links!


Pat Tillett said...

Happy New Year Marguerite! I've been gone for a while and it's nice to see that your food still makes me so hungry! I'll be catching up soon...

Amy said...

Happy New Year to you! What a feast. Hope your holiday was wonderful. Wish you and your family a blessed and prosperous 2013!

Kittie Howard said...

We're back in Virginia, missing charbroiled oysters and Bloody Mary's. *sighs*

Hope your holidays were super great. Happy New Year!