Friday, May 22, 2015

Cajun Memorial Day Menu

With the big Memorial Day holiday only a few days away, I've been tweaking my menu for our family cook-out. This is what I have so far, and since most guests will be bringing a side or dessert to share,  I think that we have it covered. And add to this some delicious hot and spicy boiled crawfish. Bon appetit and Happy Memorial Day, Ya'll!

Cajun Crab Dip w/ Toasted Baguettes




All fab, cher! Hope you all have a fun weekend, filled with good food, good friends, and good times! Merci beaucoup for passing by!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Spicy Creole Party Dips + More Festival Fun

Here are two quick and easy Creole style dips that are just perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or any time you're in the mood for a little sinfully delicious snack. The first one is made with creamy avocados and blended with tomatoes, cilantro, and green chilies, and will send you into orbit, cher! Warning: (may become addictive)

Spicy Creole Guacamole

3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 small (8 ounce) can, Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 small onion, minced
1 tbs. chopped cilantro
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Tabasco to taste

Mash avocados in a medium bowl. Stir in tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, salt, and Tabasco, and mix well. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies. Cest bon!

Spicy Creole Salsa

2 cups diced fresh Creole tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced green onions, including tops
1 tbs. lime juice
1 tbs. Tabasco brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. sea salt

Combine all ingredients is a medium bowl and mix well. Serve with chips or crackers. Fab!

 More Festival Fun

 We had an absolute blast at Festival International this past weekend. Fabulous Cajun food, music, and fun! Here's a little clip that I took at the Chevron Stage of Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners rockin' the crowd.  The high spirited crowd was in overdrive, along with the band, and I thought that the roof was going to blow off! LOL

Festival International - Saturday Night

And after a few days rest, we are gearing up for the Breaux Bridge Crawfish this weekend. 3 days, 3 music stages, over 30 of the best Cajun and zydeco bands, and some of the best crawfish that you will ever have the pleasure of eating. Hope to see you there! For a complete schedule, click here.

 Wishing ya'll a fun and fab weekend! Merci beacoup for stopping by!