Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cajun Superbowl Party Preview !

After watching the Saints win the NFC championship, Lafayette went wild! There were lots of parties and then more parties, but the biggest one is coming right up, and is right around the corner, when the New Orleans Saints go to the SUPERBOWL! GEAUX SAINTS! I will be having friends and family over, for the BIG game, and have already started planning the menu. I love to make these favorite party recipes, whenever I am having guests for a casual party buffet . Cest bon, cher!

Jalapeno Cheese Bread * Seafood Jambalaya * Crab- Stuffed Mushrooms * Spinach and Crawfish Bread Bowl * Spicy Cajun Buffalo Wings * Mini Muffalettas * Mardi Gras Slaw * Creole Potato Salad * Fresh Fruit and Veggie Trays * And who knows what else!? I'll be adding more, as I go along! Bon Appetit!
Super Bowl and Mardi Gras parties just would not be the same without this fabulous Jalapeno Cheese Bread to compliment your party buffet. One of my favorite breads to make and eat is this buttery, hot, melt-in-your-mouth, jalapeno cheese bread! Oh cest bon, cher! Out of this world! Enjoy!

Jalapeno Cheese Bread

1 pkg. yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
3 cups flour
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, butter, eggs, salt, and 1 cup of flour.
Beat on low till mixed well, scraping bowl. Stir in remaining flour, cheese, pepper, and jalapenos. Beat for 2 minutes on medium, until dough thickens. Scrape bowl and cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, ( about 40 minutes). Beat down with a spoon, about 25 strokes. Grease a bundt or pull- apart bread pan and spread dough evenly into pan. Cover and return to a warm place and let rise until double, (about 45 minutes) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cest bon, cher!

And here's a great side that is perfect for the Mardi Gras season! It has the Mardi Gras colors of green, purple, and gold, and is perfect for either your Superbowl or Mardi Gras party! And it is so delicious, you'll even forget that cabbage is so good for you!

 Mardi Gras Slaw
1 head green cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup chopped purple onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
2 tbs.'s red wine vinegar
2 tbs.'s fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup mayonaise, (light is good)
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. horseradish
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
Salt to taste

Shred the cabbage in food processor. Place shredded cabbage, chopped onion and peppers in large bowl, and mix well. In separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and blend with a wire whisk. Add to cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Chill. Serves 6 Bon Appetit!

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Rosaria Williams said...

First of all, let me thank you for the beignets. I'm saving that recipe of yours.
Now, this party sounds great too. We can practise with this and graduate to a full Mardi Gras extravaganza, right?

I need an occasion for a party.

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Oh send me some of that bread and some mini muffalettas!!!

I'm making a big pot of gumbo and some artichoke bread!

Who Dat!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Yummy! What fun.

Anonymous said...

It all sounds DELICIOUS! I'm working on my menu, too.

Can't wait for the big game!


California Girl said...

What a playoff game that was! Now we get to watch the Super Bowl in all its glory. The odds are on the Colts. I don't really have a favorite (Chargers aren't in it). Do you think the Saints will pull it off? Would be wonderful for the city and state.

Mandy said...

Great stuff as always~ I'm excited to be visiting family during Mardi Gras weekend. My mom has already promised to make her tasty shrimp stew and potato salad for me. Can't wait for that good stuff....

Vagabonde said...

Marguerite you call this “a casual party buffet”? I would call this a “Louisiana Gourmet Feast”. Your family and guests will be quite lucky to eat at your table, chère.

Pam said...

Wow! That bread looks delicious! I just made some gumbo the other day and the bread would have been great with that! Party sounds perfect! Go Saints!

Cloudia said...

Geaux Saints!!!!

I'll be cheering along with you, Cher!

Bonjour & Aloha,

Comfort Spiral

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I'm in. No more Aints! Drew Brees a hometown boy around my town. Now that you've provided the menu, I suppose I should have the Super Bowl party - except everyone complains because we don't have a big screen. Oh, well. Food will be awesome!

John said...

Good luck with the Bowl. They show it live on UK TV now, but it's a bit late for us old guys to spend 4 hours on a game with those Cheerleaders.

Kat said...

Oh, Marguerite! I wish I was coming to your superbowl party!! We are for sure rooting for the Saints. Sey, who dat?

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

great post!

What a fun day is coming for all!


ah, i can smell the bread baking from here - and hear the roar of the crowds - thanks so much for sharing -
and who dat!!!

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- You're quite welcome, cher! Enjoy! Thanks, Mardi Gras will be the extravaganza, for sure, and there is no better occasion to have a party! Cheers!

Katherine- Wish that I could, cher! I love the mini muffalettas, too, and gumbo and artichoke bread sound divine! We Dat!

Elizabeth- Thanks, it's a blast! Have a great weekend!

Roux- Merci beaucoup, I can't wait to see what's cookin', on your menu. I can't wait, either.
Geaux Saints! Happy Friday!

Cal. Girl- So nice to see you! I know a lot of people who are betting a lot of money, on the Saints "pulling it off", and YES, I think they will WIN! WE DAT!

Mandy- Thanks, cher! I know you're going to have a blast when you come home and Mama's shrimp stew and potato salad sounds fab! Enjoy!

Velva said...

Both the jalapeno bread and the Mardi Gras cole slaw are really great dishes to enjoy for SuperBowl-Awesome.

Go Saints!

Marguerite said...

Vagabonde- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment cher! Yes, I would consider this menu casual, since it lacks a main course. As long as they will come, I will cook!

Pam- Hi and welcome to Cajun Country! So glad you like the recipe. Thanks so much for the nice compliments and for stopping by!

Cloudia- Aloha, cher and thanks for rooting for the winning team. The more, the merrier! Who Dat!

Midlife- So glad that you're pulling for the Saints, and want to have a Black and Gold party! I know people who buy a big screen T.V. just for the Super Bowl! Enjoy!

John- Thanks! Now you know that it would be worth staying up for, just for the cheerleaders, but the game is not one you want to miss!

Kat- So good to hear from you, cher! I wish that you could be here, too! Merci beaucoup for coming by! We Dat!

Nancy said...

I'm just catching up - congrats on those Saints - and won't the guests at your house be happy. And you last post on biegnet - my mouth is literally watering. It doesn't help that it is late and dinner was long ago.

Júlio [Ebrael] said...

Hi Marguerite,

I'm Brazilian, so I beg you to forgive the mistakes of my poor English!!

I've found your name amid those of my weblog's followers. I loved very much to find you out there!!

When I created that weblog (Memories of Ebrael and Joici), wanted to share with world my ideas, experiences and perceptions of may daily reality.

About Cheese Breads, I really love them. The most Brazilians love them, too. Search for the Cheese Breads made at Minas Gerais, a Brazilian State. I guess you'd enjoy them as well as me!!

Kisses and have a nice week!!

Maggie May said...

I love the look of that cheese bread. I have a great weakness for anything made or flavoured with cheese!

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great food and ocassion - I know you will enjoy! I really must learn the rules of American Football. I know some but most of the game baffles me - I'll look it up on the internet. See you soon ~ Eddie

Marguerite said...

Dave- Merci, cher! And you got dat right, it's all going to be a blast! Wish you were here, but, honestly, going to the Virgin Islands is not a bad consolation!

Gypsy- Hey lady, I know that you can, with all of your great memories from growing up in Louisiana! You're welcome, cher! We Dat!

Velva- Merci beaucoup for your kind comment! Both recipes are fab, but the slaw recipe is out of this world! Thanks for coming by!

Nancy- Thanks for the nice compliments! I aim to please my guests and so, their wish is my command. So glad you like the beignet recipe. They are really easy to make and I hope that you try them.

Ebrael- Bonjour and welcome to Cajun Country! It's such a pleasure to meet you! Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment and for joining my site! Also, thanks for the tip about the Brazilian cheese bread, I will check it out! Hope you have a great week, too!

Maggie- Thanks, so glad you like it! I love cheese, too and this bread is so good when sliced and made into grilled cheese sandwiches. Merci for visiting!

Eddie- So good to hear from you, cher! I am not so much of a football fan, either, but with the Saints playing in the Superbowl, it does add a lot of excitement to the game! And of course, I love the tail-gaiting parties! Lots of great food and fun!

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this party sounds great too. We can practise with this and graduate to a full Mardi Gras extravaganza,

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