Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last Minute Cajun Christmas Treats

Here is one of my favorite holiday stress relievers that is oh so yummy and decadent. Perfect as an after dinner drink or anytime you want a sinfully delicious treat! Guaranteed to please your guests, cher. Cheers and happy holidays!

 Peppermint Martini

 First prepare the glass.

Dip rim of martini glass in white crème de cacao and swirl several times in a plate of crushed candy canes.

 2 oz. vodka
1 oz. white creme de cacao
1 oz. peppermint schnapps
1/2 cup crushed ice
Candy canes

Combine vodka, creme de cacao,  and schnapps over ice in shaker. Shake well and strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane.

For more fabulous Cajun Christmas drinks, click here.

And here is a wonderful Cajun breakfast treat that I love to serve on Christmas morning. It is assembled the night before and popped into the oven in the morning. Out of this world!

Praline French Toast 

6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Karo light corn syrup
1 loaf French bread, sliced

Slice bread into 1 inch thick slices and arrange in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour half of the egg mixture evenly over bread  slices, soaking well. Repeat with second layer.

For praline topping, mix together butter, light brown sugar, chopped pecans and light corn syrup. Spread on top of each slice of bread on top layer. Cover with foil and place dish in refrigerator overnight. The next morning, remove foil and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Bon appetit!

Wishing you all a blessed and very Merry Christmas! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!



Joanne said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Marguerite, with lots of good food, good company and many happy memories! All best in the New Year ...

Rosaria Williams said...

Irresistible! Happy Holidays!

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
Hear the music, see the lights,
Frohe Weihnacht, Frohe Weihnacht,
Merry Christmas allerseits..

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Linda Starr said...

Oh delicious and should we have them together? How festive that drink looks. Ha ha, happy holidays.

Susanna Powers said...

Merry Christmas Marguerite! lovely recipes as always, thanks, sp

the wild magnolia said...

This is a super easy luscious French Toast. I am going to prepare this for New Years Morning.

Thank you for taking time to post.

Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Joyeaux Noel to you Marguerite, and a very Happy New Year.

My you are really spoiling us with all these treats this Christmas. Bang goes my diet, yet again LOL ~ Eddie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

This looks wonderful. I love pecans. I made Creme Brulee
french toast the other day. my husband said, it need some crunch. This would be perfect. Merry Christmas. I am your newest follower.

California Girl said...

Merry Christmas Marguerite!

Cloudia said...

bless you dear!

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Kat said...

Marguerite, I KNOW everyone at your house is full and satisfied!! Hoping you have a wonderful New Year. Luv.

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thanks so much for the warm wishes! It was a wonderful day and I hope that yours was, too. Happy New Year to you, too!

rosaria- Merci, cher, both are very yummy and I hope you try them! Wishing you all the best in 2012!

Heidi- Thanks for the sweet greeting and for stopping by! Hope you had a Merry Christmas, too!

Linda- Thanks and yes they go perfectly together! lol Wishing you a great New Year!

sussah- Thanks, cher! Hope yours was merry, too! You're welcome, it's my pleasure! Happy New Year!

wm- Thanks so much for the kind compliment! It's fab and I hope you enjoy it! You're welcome and hope that yours was, too!

Velva said...

The peppermint martinis really got my attention-They rock! What a beautiful cocktail for entertaining.

Surely, by today you are feeling as over fed as I am ? (smile).


Marie-Anne said...

Bonjour Marguerite !!
With your delicious cajun menu, I am sure you had a wonderful Christmas. I wish you a very Happy New Year. I will come back to view your previous posts. And I would be happy to see you visiting my blog.
Bonne Année et à bientôt j’espère…

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Okay, I'm doing the 12 days of Christmas so I can include the peppermint martini. And, you just helped me figure out what to bring for the New Year's Morning buffet.

Merry Christman, Marguerite - and Happy New Year.

Miriam said...

Happy Holidays :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Martha said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful! :-)

Magic of Spice said...

Well now I know what I will be drinking tonight with all of these left over candy canes ...delightful!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

Michelle B said...

Thanks for linking your praline french toast w/ See Ya In the Gumbo last week. You know if it's loaded with pecans, I'm all for it! And I love that this is an overnight dish. I'm not one for prepping breakfast. (Sorry I'm so behind in reading--just got back to town.)

Michelle B said...

Your french toast was the most-viewed recipe from last week's See Ya In the Gumbo. Congrats!