Mardi Gras party

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?

Be Sociable, Share!

12 thoughts on “Mardi Gras party

    1. Lori Post author

      I wouldn’t go for Mardi Gras itself. Too many people. However, in the 6 weeks leading up to it, there are lots of parades and events to make it even more fun.

  1. Helen

    Shrimp and grits is one of my most favorite dishes – I’ll have to try this one. I also like jambalaya but I like gumbo as well. I recently made a shrimp and chicken slow cooker gumbo that was so good.

    I would like to go to New Orleans during the jazz festival in May. Someday…
    Helen´s last blog post ..Put It Out There

    1. Lori Post author

      I would love to see Jazz Fest. It might start to be getting too hot for me, though. I could never go there in the summer LOL!

  2. Leah

    We love Cajun food! Red beans and rice and a crawfish boil are our favorites.

    We went to New Orleans a few years ago and our trip was scheduled by where we were eating each day. It was glorious. I’m going to tell my husband about taking a cooking class next time. We’d love to do that.

    He bought a pot and wants to do a seafood boil sometime. He did it once, but couldn’t get crawfish, only shrimp, and it was tasty. We just found a place here in Arlington that offers a boil and it was delicious.

    Yeah… we like food too… apparently. LOL
    Leah´s last blog post ..About Last Week

  3. debby

    That bread pudding reminds me of the very first time I had bread pudding. I think it had a sauce similar to that, and I have never found another bread pudding that lives up to it. I will bookmark that recipe, because I think that will do the trick!
    debby´s last blog post ..A Tale of Two Muffins

Comments are closed.