Friday, February 5, 2010

Preparing for All SAINTS Day ...

Some of you may be aware that I am originally from Louisiana and my last home before I fell in love and made my move to the Virgin Islands was in the beautiful, romantic city of New Orleans. If you have never been, I highly recommend you make plans and visit this exotic and intoxicating city.

It is a fine time my friends. We are Super Bowl bound and gearing up for Fat Tuesday. I tend to get very homesick this time of year. I am not always able to make it home for the holidays so when Mardi Gras rolls around I usually plan a Carnival Style gathering at home. Since I am in the midst of a move to Jax, FL I will have to get a little creative.

I have already been planning on making some Crawfish Etouffee and Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Recipes will follow soon. Mardi Gras this year will be on February 16.

So, onto Super Bowl. Back home my friends and family have been going nuts. The WhoDat nation have done lost their minds! I love it and we couldn't be happier. I will be preparing Captain Crunch Chicken Fingers with spicy honey mustard sauce, Shrimp and Oyster Po' Boy's Chips and Creole Queso and of course the party would not be complete with a cocktail.

The Hurricane is a must but I have been looking on line and came across a very unique cocktail created just for the "Who Dat nation" ...

Who Dat Cocktail

1 shot of chilled espresso

1 shot of Kahlua

1 shot of spiced rum

Shake in a shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Top this off with a gold head, created by whipping heavy cream and Galliano into foam. Then add chocolate ribbons and a cocoa powder fleur de lis.

Of course I will probably bypass the whipping cream and Galliano part and I doubt I will be able to make it look pretty. I plan on making a large batch and will rim the glasses with chocolate sauce and cocoa powder.

Yummers ... *burp.

Have a happy Super Bowl Dahlin's!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Hello Gaw'geous Lovelys! I am partaking in another fabulous giveaway with my girl Kris over at the Laughing Vixen Lounge along with nine other crafters. This time there will be two winners chosen.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon GIveaway. What's your favorite Valentine movie? Hmm, I would have to say, "Breakfast At Tiffany's" for too many obvious reasons.

You can also visit Kris at fabulous Etsy shop where she creates unique and "charming" pieces.

I will be making my way to Jacksonville, FL here in the next couple of weeks. I am very excited about the move and looking forward to exploring this part of Florida and weekend trips to Savannah and St. Augustine, FL. Let me hear from you if you live in this area. I'm looking for fun stomping grounds and places to dine.

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