Yesterday I pulled out the trusty Crock Pot and all the ingredients for homemade Gumbo with a Butter Roux, my fav!
As many of you know my hubby and I do love New Orleans and I have written about Mardi Gras and posted my favorite Nawlins recipes for several years now.
I have added a couple o new recipes to my Mardi Gras Celebration Menu; Apricot Zingers from Carrie over at Deliciously Organic, Marinated Shrimp from my blog, Grilled Pablano Peppers wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese: I made these last fall and oh my were they yummy!
Previously posted: shrimp cocktail, Mardi Gras Salad, Cool Cucumber Salad, Easy Gumbo in the slow cooker, Shrimp Etouffee, Spicy New Orleans Style Seasoning, Fresh French Baguette
King Cake is a pastry style cake decorated with frosting in the colors of Mardi Gras; purple, green and gold. In New Orleans traditionally a small baby Jesus or trinket is inserted in the cake and whoever finds the trinket in their slice of King Cake hosts the next Mardi Gras party or brings the King Cake the next year. I have had the good fortune of finding the baby Jesus two years in a row, hmm is that a set-up?
If you are heading down to Nawlins steer clear of Bourbon Street and enjoy the festivities all over the city and in the parishes. It is a time for Local Mardi Gras Krewes, who bring you the "Greatest Free Show on Earth". As for me, I will be celebrating Mardi Gras with our grandbabies, maybe one day I will attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans…
Have you ever attended Mardi Gras in New Orleans? What is your favorite New Orleans style recipe?
Just Cook Something! Cheers! Kary~