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What is a great way to beat the winter blahs? With our annual Mardi Gras party, of course! We didn’t host one last year because we had just gotten back from vacation and there was all the house crap going on. Not this year, though. First Mardi Gras party at Radiance Manor 😀
Okay, so this is going to be a post mostly about the food LOL! We got out the beads:
The menu this year included shrimp and andouille jambalaya:
John isn’t eating meat now, so he cooked the jambalaya without the meat and then pulled out some of the rice and veggie mixture for himself. Then I cooked the sausage and shrimp and added at later. That way it was a win for everyone.
My sister brought along corn bread:
There was also slowcooker pulled BBQ chicken mini po-boys and some corn maque choux:
The maque choux was really good. It’s called cajun succotash. We got the recipe from Epicurious.
It was all very tasty! Festive, too – although we didn’t wear the masks while eating 😀
We played a game of Ticket to Ride:
And then had some dessert. Praline cookies:
And a white and dark chocolate bread pudding:
Good thing this dinner only comes around once a year! 😯
Always a fun time. Laissez les bon temps roulet! Anyone who wants to beat the winter blues can come on over next year 😀