Last year this time, Lou and I were packing for the Big Easy to actually participate in Mardi Gras and all it's ensuing festivities... This year, we're holding off our annual trip till April for the French Quarter Festival. This leaves a multitude of possibilities of ways for celebrating here, at home.
I'm working on a huge menu for work for 5 February, planning to include gumbos, po'boys, etouffes, fried green tomatoes and an exhibition station with bananas foster. Still working on the final details for that event...
At home, I'm planning a semi formal dinner for 8 on Saturday evening, and still working on the details of that menu. I'm looking at:
andouille and potato soup
prawn etouffe over fried eggplant
onion crusted rabbit with greens and grits, with tasso maques choux
bananas foster and bread pudding with bourbon sauce.
I have a great recipe for King Cake, too...and will give everyone slices to take home for breakfast. I'll be expecting honesty when it comes to who gets the baby..
We'll start the evening with sazeracs (I have real absinthe
) and Pimm's cups. Wine for the courses has yet to be decided upon.
Anyone else planning any Mardi Gras celebrations?
Laissez le bon temps roulle!!!!!