Although we refuse to believe that our Bourbon Street days are over, it is highly unlikely that you will see us downing hurricanes on a Tuesday night. Sure, in 2005 we prided ourselves on getting more jager bombs than beads, but this year we'll pride ourselves on not being hungover at work on Wednesday.
|Yes, this is a picture of a printed photo. No, we apparently did not trust ourselves with a digital camera in NOLA.|
Tonight's menu is so simple and perfect for a large group. Paula Deen's jambalaya recipe is such a great one-pot meal. You can get everything prepared ahead of time and let it simmer on the stove before your guests arrive. After all, it's not fun to be the hostess stuck in the kitchen. (I know all you Cajuns out there are probably thinking this is a sorry excuse for New Orleans cuisine, but throw some cornbread on the side and you've got yourself a decent Fat Tuesday meal.)
If you want a heartier dessert, grab a king cake from the grocery store or try your hand at making your own. (We just personally think they're too ugly to waste time making ourselves.)
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! What are your favorite Mardi Gras traditions?