This week we are celebrating yummy New Orleans cuisine. Tuesday just happens to be Fat Tuesday, but don’t let that name fool you. We are eating pretty healthy this week! It is simple to celebrate holidays that have strong food traditions and long as you keep the treats simple and the food real. I can’t wait to share our menu plan for the week. We are celebrating New Orleans Dinner Ideas.
Celebrating New Orleans Dinner Ideas
New Orleans food is iconic across the globe. Its cuisine is a must-try experience. If you have never been to NOLA then you must add it to your bucket list immediately. The amazing city and surrounding culture are full of gorgeous homes, amazing people, jazz music, historical buildings, and incredible food. They are also known for Mardi Gras! Parades and even more amazing food! Since it is difficult to travel as mamas during the school year we have to make due and create the amazing creole food and NOLA treats at home. If we are lucky we can find a quaint little restaurant that serves traditional NOLA cuisine and may even have a real-live jazz band playing to serenade you or get you dancing as you enjoy some of the best food in the good ol’ USA.
This is why our menu plan this is week Celebrating New Orleans Dinner Ideas!
- Monday – Baked Potato Bar – We are having our favorite Baked Potato bar and sampling of my version of Mufaletta Deviled Eggs.
- Our baked potato bar will have my “famous to my family” Spicy Turkey Chili, Shredded Cheddar, Chopped Red Onions, and Diced Avocado.
- I am using my Olive Deviled eggs and dressing them with sliced turkey salami do make a healthy version of the Mufaletta Deviled Eggs in the recipe above. Here is my Olive Deviled Egg Recipe.
- Tuesday – Fat Tuesday This Week! – We are making up a big Shrimp Boil with yummy red skin potatoes, corn, Turkey Smoked Sausage, and Shrimp. I am using this recipe as a guide. We will also have King Style Cupcakes or an ice cream cake dressed up for the double special occasion, a family birthday! I am just going to bake a batch of cupcakes and ice them with white icing with purple, pink, and green sprinkles!
- Wednesday – I am making a quick batch of my yummy NO Buttermilk Cornbread and a pot of good red beans and rice, no meat. Just the savory red beans cooked down with celery and onions along with creole spices.
- Thursday – Shrimp Po Boys with a fresh cut fries, and locally grown sliced oranges. I might make up a batch for fried okra if I can find some fresh locally.
- Friday – Vegetable Creole Soup with Steam Rice and Scallions – I could not find my recipe or the one I know in my head but this is pretty close. Look if you don’t love okra, then don’t put it in the soup! You may need to thicken a bit more. I also add some zucchini!
- Saturday – Grilled Cajun Chicken Thighs, Southern Crack Smothered Green Beans, Yummy Corn Pudding, and Sliced Tomatoes
- Sunday – Dinner Out – Our local Creole Restaurant is calling my name. Fried Green Tomato Po Boys, Shrimp, and Grits, with Beignets.
I hope you have gained some fresh ideas for dinner this week! I truly enjoy New Orlean’s Food! What is your favorite food from NOLA?
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