It's FAT TUESDAY - Are You Celebrating?
- chicaraleigh Feb 23, 2009 07:45 PM
Is anyone paying homage to the party known as Fat Tuesday in New Orleans?
If so - what are you cooking?
etouffee? beignet (savory or sweet)? jambalaya? gumbo? red beans and rice? dirty rice? king cake? maux chaux? bananas foster?
I am having a big Mardi Gras shindig. It's definitely not a stick to the roots sort of party, but more an excuse to celebrate good food and drink with friends. While generally I like to have a cohesiveness to my dish choices, I am really bastardizing things and making a hodge podge of dishes that honestly simply reflect recipes I've been wanting to try out, and kind of pawning it off as Carnival/Mardi Gras to make room for excusing some of the dishes. Sorry if that offends!
-white and red Sangria
- Dark n' Stormy's
-3 different type of croquetas- crab, mushroom/cheese, and chicken
-Rum Cake (yes this is totally ridiculous in lieu of king Cake, but i am coloring the icing in green, purple, and gold and putting a baby in the cake in honor of that at least)
-red beans and rice
Question chicaraleigh- I apologize ahead of time for my ignorance, but what exactly is maux chaux?
We are having jambalaya at work today and then I head to the parade as soon as the work day is over.
I made pancakes for breakfast. It's also pancake Tuesday and for dinner we're having jambalaya.
Going to a Mardi Gras party (live music, food, etc.) at Tracks (in nyc) tonight. And maybe I'll stop by Shake Shack for a bananas foster custard.