Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cajun Super Bowl Menu + Mardi Gras Fun

It's almost time for Super Bowl 50 and I wanted to share some of my favorite party recipes that I will be preparing for my family and guests. They are all out of this world and are guaranteed to please at your Game Day gathering or your Mardi Gras celebration. Cest bon, cher! And for starters, why not try one of these Cajun Beer-Garitas. Cheers!

Cajun Beer-Garita

2 tbs.'s coarse salt
1 lime wedge
3 oz.'s white tequilla
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz.'s fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. green Tabasco sauce
1  bottle of beer, chilled

Place salt on saucer. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip glass in salt to coat rim. Pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, Tabasco, and crushed ice into blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Pour into half of a Margarita glass and turn a beer upside down into the glass.

Cajun Super Bowl Menu

Smoky Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip

1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
3 strips smoked bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
1/2 cup light mayo
4 tbs.'s low fat buttermilk
4 tbs.'s light sour cream
1/4 cup green onions, chopped fine
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Salt and Tabasco to taste

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and whisk until well blended. Chill for 1 hour. Serve with fresh veggies or crackers.

Mini Muffalettas

Kahlua Fudge Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Fun

Mardi Gras season is in full swing in Cajun country and parades are rolling and there are parties galore, with lots of fun and great food everywhere you go. Here are a few pics from the Krewe de Cheins parade, (aka the doggie parade) that rolled through downtown Lafayette on Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day.

(click on photos to enlarge)

Stay tuned for lots of fabulous Mardi Gras eats and videos. Merci beaucoup for passing by!