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Need help with Cajun-Themed/Mardi Gras Party (Yes, I know it's the wrong time of year)!

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Need help with Cajun-Themed/Mardi Gras Party (Yes, I know it's the wrong time of year)!

DanaB | | Jul 8, 2006 06:03 PM

Hi all,

A good friend is turning 40, and his favorite place on earth is/was New Orleans, and so, we are throwing him a suprise Mardi-Gras party.

I need menu help! It will be an evening party, mostly for cocktails (i.e. not dinner), but I will be providing a buffet for grazing/snacking so people have something to sop up the hurricanes with!

Here's what I'm thinking:

Muffaletta Sandwiches
Red Beans/Rice
Grilled sausages and shrimp
Green salad
Potato Salad

I'd also like to serve some kind of finger food/hors d'oeuvres that do not need to be served hot. Usually I'd serve something like a crudite platter with dip and a cheese plate, but those don't seem particularly "cajun" in theme.

Also, what (if anything) should I serve with the sausages and bbq shrimp?

One caveat: my oven doesn't work, so nothing baked!

Thanks!

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