Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The High Carb Weekend

Ok, so I'm a couple of days behind in posting. The weekend really got away from me. And I knew I wouldn't be doing low-carb, so I didn't really have much "good stuff" to post. But I threw a little Mardi Gras soiree this weekend and served Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip and King Cake.
This king cake came from www.mannyrandazzo.com. Straight from New Orleans. This is the cheese filled. Now really, was I supposed to pass this up?
I thought my crab dip was amazing. I looked at a bunch of recipes and kind of just threw something together, so to the best of my recollection, here is the recipe:
2 Tbls. butter
1/2 cup (or more) "holy trinity" (celery, bell pepper, onion)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
1 lb. lumb white crab meat
2 blocks cream cheese
2 teas. cajun seasoning
Saute celery, bell pepper, onion in butter until tender. Over low heat, add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add crab meat, parmesan cheese and crab meat. Stir until all is combined and warmed through. I put mine in a crock pot to keep warm through the party. Serve with crackers.


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