Mardi Gras Dinner Menu and Recipes

Duane and I recently joined a neighborhood dinner club and went to the yearly organizational meeting with cocktails and apps. In this meeting all of the interested parties are randomly divided into six dinner groups of twelve people each. The assigned groups members get to meet each other and work out the details and schedule for the year which includes meeting for dinner at someone’s house five times, every other month. Then at end of the year there is another large group wrap up dinner.

Although this dinner club has been going for several years, this will be our first time to take part. Duane and I offered to host the dinner for February and I just realized that it conveniently falls around Mardi Gras so we can do Cajun food. As hostess this month, I get to set the menu and make the main dish and the others will sign up to make the various side dishes.I decided to use this forum to post the menu and recipes that way my new dinner club members will have to go to my blog to sign up for their dish. Am I stooping that low to get new blog readers? Ha.

The Mardi Gras Menu


  • Beer
  • Wine
  • La Croix
  • Decaf Coffee with Chicory


  • Oysters Bienville
  • Crabmeat on melba rounds