Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More Cajun Tailgating Faves + Festival Fun

Here are a few quick and easy tailgating recipes that are perfect for your tailgating party or anytime you want a fabulous appetizer. These scrumptious favorites are always a hit at my house and are guaranteed to please your family and guests. Cest bon cher! Bon appetit!

Creole Stuffed Mushrooms

2 (16 oz.) cartons fresh baby bella mushrooms, washed, with stems removed
1/2 lb. fresh ground sausage
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
1/8 cup green bell peppers, diced
1/8 cup red bell peppers , diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
2 tbs's. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
2 (3 oz.) pkg.'s cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown sausage with Creole seasoning in a large heavy skillet, stirring often, until no longer pink. Drain excess oil and set aside. Reserve 2 tbsp.'s sausage drippings in skillet and add onions, peppers, garlic, and jalapenos. Saute over medium heat for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sausage, breadcrumbs, parsley, and cream cheese and blend well.

Spoon sausage mixture evenly into mushroom caps and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese over top of each stuffed mushroom. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 3 dozen. Divine!

Grilled Jalapenos En Brochette

12 large jalapenos, seeded and cut in half
1 lb. bacon, cut in thirds
4 ounces cream cheese
4 ounces of grated pepper jack cheese

1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup onions, chopped fine
Salt to taste

Combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese, onions,  and salt in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. Fill the jalapenos and wrap each one with a bacon strip. Secure with toothpicks. Grill on medium hot grill for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

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Ultimate Cajun Nachos

Festival Fun

We had an absolute blast over the weekend at Festival Acadiens et Creole. Here is a little clip that I took of Balfa Toujours rockin' the crowd on Saturday afternoon at Scene Ma Louisiane. A whole lotta nitty-gritty dancing going on, ya'll! Hope you're all having a wonderful week. Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Big Dude said...

They all sound delicious - especially the mushrooms. The dancers look like a great time is being had.

Rosaria Williams said...

What a feast! I have so missed you, M.

Kittie Howard said...

Gotta try those mushrooms--the cream cheese bit hooked me.

Think I'm a bit jealous of the fun in the video clip.

Have a great weekend, cher!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Thank goodness you're back - I was starving and almost wasted away!! Glad you had a great time at the Festival. They all look full of joy when dancing and make it look like A,B,C and all the letters of the alphabet. A different world I think here across the pond.
Nice to see you back ~ Eddie x

Velva said...

Fun, fun and more fun. Appetizers look great! Definitely great tailgating ideas.


Pam said...

All perfect for tailgaiting!!! Have to try the japapenos, for sure!

Loved the video!!! There were a lot of good dancers there and I'm glad you had a blast. Good band!!! Thanks!

Michelle B said...

Hey, lady! I'm glad you're back blogging.

I would like to fill up my plate and hurt myself on these tailgating goodies. We missed festival this year. Gabe (my son) ended up with bronchitis that week. I'll enjoy it through your videos though!

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for the support, cher, Yesterday was a wheee! day as the stats kept climbing. . . #1 for regional books and ebooks and #22 for memoirs . . . close to cracking Amazon's Top 100. Trust me, a feather could knock me over.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh those mushrooms look so delicious!