New Orleans might be nearly 2,000 miles away from us here in California, but that won't stop us from getting in the spirit!
(For an explanation of why Mardi Gras is one of my and Jess's most favorite holidays,
see our February 19, 2012 post.)
Tonight, I'm cooking up a jazzy favorite--shrimp étouffée.
(recipe from the world famous Gumbo Shop)
Good food like this takes time to make, so we'll need a few nibbles while we wait...
These mini-muffulettas are super simple. Just slice up a seeded French baguette, spread on a little olive tapenade, add some cured meats, a little mozzarella cheese, and voilà!
Around here, we all get a little festive for Mardi Gras.
Wishing you many reasons to celebrate the day!
~ Nel ~