Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cajun New Year's Eve Party Menu + Bayou Boogie

With Christmas fading into a distant memory, I am now preparing for a little New Year's Eve party. It's been several years since I've hosted a  party on this occasion, so I'm really looking forward to it. I am also having out of town guests and fun food, drinks, and people should make for a bon' ton' and a great way to ring in the new year. This is what I have so far on my party buffet. I like to serve a variety of appetizers on New Years Eve and lots of champagne. Cest bon, cher! Cheers and a Happy New Year to all!

Cajun New Year's Eve Party 
( recipe links are in black )

Mini Crawfish Pies (recipe below) * Mini Creole Crab Cakes w/ Remoulade Sauce

Black Eyed Pea Salad * Veggie Platter w/ Jalapeno Ranch Dip *  Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Spicy Crawfish Mini Pies

1 lb. peeled crawfish tails
1/2 stick butter
1 can roasted garlic, cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can evaporated milk
1/2 cup each, onions, bell peppers, and celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
Few shakes Tabasco
2 dozen mini pie shells

Melt butter in large skillet and saute trinity and garlic for 10 minutes. Add soup, milk, thyme, and Cajun seasoning, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add crawfish, parsley, and Tabasco, and cook for 10 more minutes. Fill pie shells and bake on a large cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.


For my Cajun New Year's Day Brunch Buffet menu, click here.

I am sharing these at~
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Popourri Friday @ 2805
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister's Stuff

Bayou Boogie

Here's a little clip of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys rockin' the crowd on New Years Eve at Whiskey River Landing in Henderson, Louisiana. You might say that this bunch of Cajuns were going a little wild! Crank it up and let the good times roll, cher!

Wishing ya'll a fun and fabulous New Year's Eve! Merci beaucoup for passing by!


Big Dude said...

We're leaving Friday for your place and bringing Cajun margaritas - please send directions. Thanks for the crawfish pie recipe - we like it.

Linda Starr said...

I don't remember hearing all the music and partying when we drove through Louisiana, but I know it must be there judging from your blog posts. ha.

judi/Gmj said...

sound delightful!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Now look, lady! I'm trying very hard to lose some weight and get fit again. Bang goes my new year's resolution yet again!! LOL

Happy New Year, Marguerite.

Martha said...

YUMMY - but it always is at your place! Enjoy your party and hope you'll find a little time for some R&R in between, it's done me a world of good. Happy New Year!

Cloudia said...

Merci Cher!

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kitchen flavours said...

Drooling over the shrimps!!
Happy New Year!!

Pat Tillett said...

I'll have some of that please! Also a glass of "Who Dat?"
Happy New Year my friend...

annies home said...

now that to me is a awesome way to party good food , drink and great time come see me at

Casandra said...

Laissez le bon temps rouler! For you non Cajun French people, that means "Let the good times roll!" I'm in Louisiana and I love all the good food down here! Stop by soon and visit my blog, Made Down South, cher! Thanks for a great post.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
Your Bayou Boogie has got me going now, I am ready to party! I can't wait to try your Crawfish Pie, course I won't get it made today, but I will have it very soon. Merci beaucoup so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
Miz Helen

Magic of Spice said...

Not that is a party! Love your jalapeno cheese bread...a favorite around here :)
Have a wonderful and safe 2012, hugs!


greetings my dear lady - wishing you and yours a magnificent new year filled with love peace and happiness - and good health - much love - jenean

Susanna Powers said...

Happy 2012 Marguerite! I've enjoyed your blog so much & look forward to more appetizing ideas. thanks, sp

Honey at 2805 said...

All the makings of a wonderful party!

It has been sucha pleasure getting to know you this year! Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!