Friday, May 9, 2014

Cajun Mother's Day Brunch

It's almost time for one of my favorite holidays and for someone else to do the cooking. My dear son is planning a Mother's Day Brunch for me and family members and friends and this is what he has so far. He's including my faves and a few surprises, too and I can't wait to see what he might come up with. And add on top of all of this, he'll be boiling some Spicy Cajun Boiled Shrimp and Crawfish. Cest bon, cher!

 Bon appetit!

Mother's Day Mimosas
3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
1 ounce triple sec
4 ounces dry champagne

Combine in a champagne flute and garnish with fresh strawberries.  Heavenly!
Cheers, cher!

And a big batch of these cool, frozen Pina Coladas.

Cajun Crawfish Bread

Cajun Crab Dip (my fave)

Cajun Eggs Benedict Casserole

2 to 3 links Andouille sausage, or 12 ounces Canadian bacon, diced 
1 16. oz loaf French bread
8 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp. or more Cajun seasoning
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
Tear bread into bite sized pieces and place in a buttered 9x13 inch casserole dish. Brown sausage  in skillet and drain excess oil. Place half of the sausage on top of the bread pieces. Whisk eggs, milk, and seasonings in bowl and pour over sausage layer. Top with remaining sausage, parsley, and green onions.

Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for 15 more minutes or until set. Let rest for 10 minutes and top with Spicy Hollandaise Sauce. (recipe below)

Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

3 large egg yolks
1 tbs. cold water
1 stick of butter cut into pieces
1 tbs. Creole or Dijon mustard
Few shakes of Tabasco
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Set a heatproof bowl over a small pot of simmering water. Whisk egg yolks with water until thickened. (about 5 minutes). Whisk in butter gradually until melted. Season with Cajun seasoning and keep warm until ready to serve. Stir in lemon juice, Tabasco, and Creole mustard.

 Fresh Fruit Platter w/ Pina Colada Dip

Fresh Veggie Platter w/ Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
4 strips smoked bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
1/2 cup light mayo
4 tbs.'s low fat buttermilk
4 tbs.'s light sour cream
1/4 cup green onions, chopped fine
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Salt and Tabasco to taste

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and whisk until well blended. Chill for 1 hour and serve with fresh veggies or crackers.

Margarita Cake (my favorite)

Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day ! Relax and enjoy your special day and have a fun and fabulous weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Slice of Southern said...

What a fabulous menu, everything look scrumptious! Have a great Mother's Day!

Liza said...

I haven't had breakfast yet, and now I am HUNGRY! These look great! I'll be trying that Eggs Benedict Casserole sometime, for sure!

Big Dude said...

Everything looks delicious and I especially like the breakfast casserole.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Whoever gets to eat it - licky blighters!!

. . . . . and as for you, young lady.
Happy Mother's Day
Hugs ~ Eddie

Linda Starr said...

I can always count on your for the best recipes, have a great day.

Susanna Powers said...

mmmmmm..... Happy Mother's Day! sp

Pam said...

Ummm! It sounds like a feast to me and we'd go crazy with all those good seafood Cajun dishes! Lucky you! Happy Mother's Day, enjoy your day!