Occasionally I get bright ideas to have parties at my house. This particular party idea was a New Orleans themed dinner party. Nothing fancy, just fun, food & drinks. Although we all had a grand time, my casual dinner party turned into a not so fancy drunken mess that makes me laugh everytime I think about it!
Most of my pictures would probably be very inappropriate for the type of blog I’m trying to have here. But I’ve manage to scrape up a couple of pics to share with you from my party!
First things first: I wanted to give away some type of “gift” to my friends for coming. So I came up with something simple – orange infused whiskey. I infused oranges and whiskey for a little over a week, to ensure the orange flavor was properly detected.
- red beans & rice
- shrimp & chicken jambalaya
- turkey sausage gumbo
- jalapeño cornbread
For an appetizer, I did my version of a crawfish boil. I created a deconstructed crawfish boil – shotglasses filled with corn, potatoes & crawfish all of which had been boiled & seasoned with seafood spices.
My New Orleans dinner party wouldn’t be complete without handmade daiquiris (both strawberry & peach), hurricanes & Abita Beer.
The liquid portion of my menu may be why I don’t have any more appropriate pictures to share…oh well!