It’s that time of year! Mardi Gras is next Tuesday, so it was time for our party. We had it a little earlier than usual because of scheduling conflicts with next weekend, but it’s all good in the end.
We had a good lineup of food, but then again, whenever we get together – there is a lot of food LOL!
John made vegetarian red beans and rice (from scratch).
These were very good. I’ll have to have him post the link to the recipe because I don’t know what it was.
Top: Shrimp and grits. Cheese grits topped with shrimp cooked with bacon. From Bobby Flay. This was really good.
Left: Tabasco biscuits (from my sis). Recipe here. Nice and spicy!
Right: Baked chicken with a creole sauce. I did the chicken and sauce separate in case John wanted some sauce with his meal. Here is the recipe for that. It’s really good and chock full of veggies.
There was game playing, although I didn’t partake this time because I was finishing up the dessert. Bread pudding.
On one of our first trips to New Orleans, I took a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. It was a fun class and we got to eat at the end! I loved the bread pudding recipe and it’s the one we always use. You can customize it 10 ways to Sunday with different flavors like chocolate, peanut butter, pineapple, etc. This time, the raisins and coconut were omitted (I don’t think we have ever put in raisins) and it was just the basics. This dessert is so worthy. Hello pound that I lost last week, but I don’t even care 😀
Masks are fun, but they are kind of scary at the same time.
Any favorite cajun/creole dishes you like?