Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cajun Christmas Party Menu + Crawfish Cornbread

Christmas parties are in full swing in Cajun country and here is my Christmas party menu for a little gift exchange gathering that I am having this weekend for about 15 guests. I love to have a casual buffet for my holiday parties where guests can help themselves and the food is easy to prepare.  Bon appetit!

Cajun Christmas Party Menu

(click on recipe title to view recipe)

 Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya  ~ Spicy Sausage Bites w/ Cheesy Beer Dip  ~  Mini Muffalettas 

Crawfish Spinach Bread Bowl  ~ Crab Stuffed Mushrooms  ~ Smoky Blue Cheese Dip w/ Fresh Veggies  

Creole Potato Salad   Muffaletta Pasta Salad  ~ Crawfish Cornbread (recipe below)

Bourbon Brownies w/ Praline Icing  ~ Marguerite's Christmas Cookies ~
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding w / Caramel Rum Sauce  
  Ultimate Cajun Eggnog 

 I'll be sharing these at ~
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister's Stuff
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
See Ya in the Gumbo-Potluck @ Ms. EnPlace
Holly-Bloggy Christmas Party @ Chef in Training

With crawfish now in season in Cajun country, you might say that I'm getting carried away with making crawfish dishes. This delectable cornbread is fabulous and when I tell you that it's divine, then you know that I mean it,  cher! And if crawfish are not available in your area, then small shrimp would work just as well. Enjoy!

Spicy Crawfish Cornbread

2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp.'s. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
1/4 cup jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 (15 oz.) can cream-style corn
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. peeled crawfish tails or small shrimp
1 tbs.Cajun seasoning

Stir together cornmeal,  baking powder, baking soda, and salt,  in large bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the onions, peppers, vegetable oil, milk, cheddar cheese, cream style corn, jalapenos, crawfish or shrimp, and Cajun seasoning. Combine the mixture with the dry ingredients and place in a buttered 10 inch baking dish or cast iron skillet.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean. Enjoy!

Wishing ya'll a fab weekend, filled with good times! Merci beaucoup for coming by!


Linda Starr said...

I wish I could take a bite of that cornbread, it looks so delicious.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Lucky 15 guests!
Yet another mouth watering creation.
Have a great time.

Big Dude said...

Bev makes a killer Mexican cornbread ( and since this is very similar but with the Cajun flavors, I'm sure I'll love it when we try it soon.

Big Dude said...

I almost forgot, your party menu sounds very good - next time I'll try to come thru there at party time :-)

Kittie Howard said...

Eddie's right, lucky 15 guests! Adore cornbread and anything with crawfish! Thanks!

Red said...

Hey, this is stuff I've never eaten before! I'm aware of Acadians an the are a fun musical people. I would try making this stuff but I would think we would have very few of the ingredients
Enjoy your blog and can read some of the french.

Gypsy Heart said...

I so want to come live with you!:-)
That cornbread is to die well as the other dishes.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, cher!


Michelle B said...

Lordy, girl! Your guests will never want to leave. Or when they finally do, you'll have to roll them out. All that irresistible food!

Unknown said...

Oh Yum!!! Definitely my kind of food. It's nice to find another Louisiana girl on here--I can't wait to try some of your recipes. They look delicious. I would love if you checked out some of mine too.

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

Here you go again, I may just have to come visit you! Everything sounds incredible Marguerite!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just come back for some more! LOL

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...looks n sounds absolutely splendid..
just found your your space..
awesome recipe collection with nice presentation..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Michelle B said...

Thanks for linking up w/ See Ya In the Gumbo!

Magic of Spice said...

Wow, that is some cornbread...and some party menu while your at it! Crawfish Cornbread, I have just got to show my dad this :)
Hope you are having a delightful week and enjoying the Season

Velva said...

The party menu rocks! A Christmas Cajun food spread can't be beat-awesome.


Usemeplz said...

Great recipes! It looks so tasty!!thanks for sharing it!

Camille said...

PLEASE tell me that I received an invite to your party . . . this food looks absolutely amazing!!! This is my kind of party! Of course, I would expect nothing less from you! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will join us tomorrow!
Camille @

Marguerite said...

Linda- Thanks, cher, it is! And it's very easy to make and is great with shrimp, too, if you can't find crawfish.

Eddie- 15 turned into 22, so it's a good thing that I made extra! lol Thanks, I would send you a piece if I could! lol

Dude- Thanks, so glad you like the cornbread and want to try it! You and Bev would be more than welcome to join us!

Kittie- Thanks, cher, it's absolutely scrumptious and I hope you try it! You're welcome!

Red- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by! Hope you'll visit again, soon!

Gypsy- Thanks, cher, it IS "to die for" and I hope you give it a try! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, too!

Michelle B said...

Your crawfish cornbread was one of the top-viewed dishes from last week's See Ya In the Gumbo. Congrats! It will be featured on tomorrow night's link.

bri said...

how many eggs?!?!

Marguerite said...

bri- Hi and welcome! 4 eggs! Thanks so much for stopping by and pointing that out!