Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mini Muffalettas + More Super Bowl Delights

With Super Bowl Sunday only a few days away,  I have finalized my buffet menu and wanted to share a few more of these delicious, Cajun delights with ya'll. In addition to the appetizers on my previous post, I will also be serving the following items, and I'm sure that I'll be adding a few more items, before it's all over. I tend to get carried away and am always afraid that I won't have enough food for a party. What do you think? Cest bon,cher! Enjoy!

Mini Muffalettas

24 count,  potato or other 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. Cover with a tent of foil and place in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. So easy!  Enjoy!

 Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tbs. butter, softened
1 pkg. (10oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) Colby/Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
Few shakes Tabasco
Tortilla chips or crackers

 In medium skillet, saute onion and artichokes in butter, for 5  minutes. Stir in spinach and Parmesan cheese and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add cheese, milk, and Cajun seasoning and heat on low until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Add Tabasco and salt to taste. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
And a few more!
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It's almost time for Mardi Gras parades and you can feel the excitement in the air. Here's a little preview clip of the Krewe of Pas Bon float, in last year's Independent Parade. Woo hoo! They were really throwing down some beads, cher! Let the good times roll!

Hope that ya'll are staying warm in the latest blast of Arctic air and blizzard! It was 70 degrees in Cajun country, yesterday, and is only 30 degrees today!  I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my new followers! Bienvenue Acadiens! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Rosaria Williams said...

Oh right! You've got the real goods. Let the good times roll...

California Girl said...

You stopped me in my tracks with the Spinach Artichoke dip. That sounds absolutely delicious. A perfect combination of two already perfect dip choices.

Visited your older posts to see the recipes and I like the Crawfish Quesadillas (I'd have to use shrimp) and the chicken wings in a crockpot. I've tried chicken wings in the oven and I didn't do a good job. This sounds much easier. The quesadillas? YUM.

Happy Super Bowl day to you Marguerite. Check out the New England forecast on Empty Nest. It's a scream (but all too true).

Arlee Bird said...

Mini Muffalettas is my style these days. Those big ones fill me up too fast and I can't finish. Some great looking stuff here as usual. Now off to fix myself some lunch. Ramen noodles anyone?

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nanny said...

I doubt that you will run short on food......looks and sounds fabulous.....

Eddie Bluelights said...

Good, I'm nice and early so I can stuff myself silly!! LOL It was either coming here or stopping off at McDonalds . . . . slap . . . . ouch! My word you land a great punch!! It all looks 'deliciously sinful' LOL. I'm just wondering what I would be like if I had some 'Sinful Bayou Crab Dip' LOL.
Seriously, Marguerite, you have put so much effort and time into this really impressive spread - your guests are extremely lucky to have such a superb host - and I bet you are wonderful company - I'm quite jealous LOL. I think I'd leave the Super Bowl alone and concentrate on your super bowls of food, Bon appetite to all ~ Eddie

Joanne said...

What a banquet you will be hosting ... Your guests will love you for it :)

Pat Tillett said...

I love coming to your blog! It never matters if I've just eaten or not, when I leave here, I'm hungry!

Drick said...

somehow, I do not think you will ever run out... you should be ashamed serving all this, gluttony... now, what time do I come over?

Irish Gumbo said...

Hey, if you think you might have too much of that delish stuff...I'll be more than happy to stop by and do my part to reduce the surplus :) Lookin' GREAT!

Cloudia said...

Geaux Saints (next year :)

Aloha from Honolulu
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Magic of Spice said...

Oh wow, and theres more...That gumbo has my name on it, along with those crawfish quesadillas, oh my :)
That is going to be one amazing Super Bowl spread!

Al said...

there is always a feast over here

John said...

Wow, look at the buffet; will anyone be watching the game?

Kat said...

I'm gonna make the spinich/artichoke dip, it looks so good. Also making wings. What a spread!!!

Marguerite said...

rosaria- Thanks, cher, so glad you like them! They're the real deal, for sure! Enjoy!

Cal. Girl- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Glad you want to try the spinach dip and wings. They're both divine and so easy, too. Happy Super Bowl to you, too! Stay warm!

Lee- Thanks, I know what you mean about the big ones. These are the perfect size and I hope you try them. Much better than Ramen noodles! lol

nanny- I think you're right, and leftovers are always nice to have. Merci, cher! Enjoy!

Eddie- As always, you crack me up! lol Merci beaucoup for the great comment! Yes, better than
McDonald's! lol My Dad says that my crab dip should be against the law and declared a sin, thus the name! lol Cheers!

Joanne- Thanks for the lovely compliments, cher! I aim to please! Wish you were here!

Pat- Thanks, so glad you enjoy it! It's my pleasure to make you hungry! lol

Kittie Howard said...

Marguerite, your recipes have definitely found a grateful home here. Your mushroom soup-based dish with shrimp -- to die for! (Have made it twice!)

We can now get King Cakes here (Northern Virginia), yay! Used to order them from a place in Metairie. However, I had to lug back jars and jars of Creole mustard. *sighs* Folks just don't know what they're missin'.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just back for seconds . . . . lovely!
Crickey! look at me!! All that food!!

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Velva said...

I can imagine the food spread at your table on Super Bowl Sunday. I have no doubt that you will have plenty of food, and it will all be delicious.

Pam said...

You got it, let the good times roll! Great little video and the food all looks delicious. Would love a bite of that King Cake now. I would have no time for the game with a spread like that.

I just wish it would get up to 30 degrees here, that would be great! I envy you with all the Cajun goodies and your weather too! I've been to NOLA many times and can't wait to return one of these days. I so love your blog!

Marguerite said...

Drick- lol When you're feeding a crowd, it goes fast, and believe me, there won't be any leftovers! The party starts at 5 p.m.!

Irish- Great to hear from you, cher! You could and SHOULD, just get on a plane and come on down! lol Thanks for coming by!

Cloudia- The South shall rise again! :) Aloha, cher! Happy weekend!

Spice- Thanks, so glad you like the menu, cher! The gumbo and the quesadillas are both out of this world and I hope you try them!

Al- So good to hear from you! You're right about that! It's the Cajun way! Thanks for stopping by!

John- Eating is a Cajun obsession, and they will be eating, before the game, during the game, and after the game! lol

Kat- Merci beaucoup for trying the dip and the wings! They are both scrumptious and so easy! Enjoy and have a happy Super Bowl!

Amy said...

Your blog makes me long for Louisiana. Thanks for sharing!

tinyskillet said...

Wow, you have quite a line up here! The muffaletta sliders are perfect for Super Bowl parties. Thanks for linking it to Tailgating Time! The quesadillas looks awesome and the artichoke dip right up my ally! So many good ones!

Martha said...

Every time I visit here I think I've died and gone to food heaven! Thanks for linking all this awesome deliciousness up at the Tailgating Time Super Bowl party. I just posted a Valentine's Day party for this week, hope to see you there! :-)

Big Dude said...

It all sounds so good and I really like the idea of muffaletta dip. I regularly read three Italian and three Cajun blogs to make sure I get all of the good recipes.