Winter is a time for celebration!
Ground Hog Day (my favorite holiday) is February 2nd
Super Bowl Sunday is February 3rd.
The Chinese New Year (this year it’s the “Year of the Pig” is February 5th,
Valentines Day is February 14th
Mardi Gras is March 5th
Whether you’re whipping up snacks for the Super Bowl or a cocktail or dinner party, or “nesting” on a cold weekend, these finger foods and Cajun delights will make life easier and more fun!
Pigs (and Corn) in blankets!
The key to a great Super Bowl party, or any party, are finger foods that are tasty, fun and easy to make.
In fact, with theNewMetro Design’s Mobi 12 Little Pigs in a Blanket and the Mobi 12 Corn Dogs, you can make batches of “pigs in blankets” and just reheat them at game time.
Serve with mustard or whatever dips you want.
What makes these silicone molds fun are the shapes, but they’re also super easy to make.
Using a high-quality pancake mix, all you need to do is grease the molds with a spray, spoon the pancake batter into each mold about halfway full, press a “mini frank” in the middle, and bake for 20 minutes (425 degrees).
Since you’re using pancake batter, you don’t get that “oily” feel or taste from the puff pastry type of “pigs.”
The “corn” silicone mold even arrives with a batch of mini stick to make them into corn dogs.
I made a batch of these for friends (See photo to the left), and they loved them. They were gone in minutes!
You can make other things in the molds as well since the BPA-free silicone is oven safe to 600 degrees.
Make your pigs (and corn) in blankets ahead of the party and just freeze them. Pop them in the toaster oven or oven when you’re ready to serve.
These couldn’t be cuter, or easier! I found the mini corn dog mold and the Mobi 12 little pigs on Amazon , However, you can get them in many places online and in stores. There is also a store locator on the New Metro Design Web site.
Make it Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. This year, Mardi Gras in New Orleans falls on March 5th, but why wait to start the party?
Serve up something warm and spicy for the Super Bowl or to make any dinner, special. A Cajun Life, the company founded by former Louisiana resident Chris Fontenot offers boxed classic Cajun dishes, and cajun rubs and spices to make your own.
Normally, it takes time to cook jambalaya, gumbo, or red beans and rice, but A CAJUN LIFE® Boxed Goods Threesome gives you an easy way to do it. Just add water and your meet or seafood. It’s that easy!
The Threesome pack has boxed of Gumbo Mix, Jambalaya Mix, and Red Beans and Rice Mix. The threesome is only $9.00 but will feed a crowd.
I added andouille sausage to the jambalaya. If you’re worried that the mixture is too spicy, honestly, they’re not. I actually added more spice to mine since I like it with a bit of heat.
These would make a great Valentines Day dinner (s/he never needs to know you didn’t spend hours cooking over a hot stove)!
For the do it yourself-er, or to add that cajun feeling to whatever you’re serving, A CAJUN LIFE® spice blends (buy them individually as well), make the magic happen.
For $20.00 you can get generously sized containers of all five: All Purpose Cajun Seasoning; Mesquite BBQ Seasoning; Blackening Rub; Seafood Rub and Chicken Rub
The chicken rub is absolutely amazing! It makes the flavor pop! but you won’t feel the burn of too much spice.
Think of using these spices for the Super Bowl in dips as well as whatever you’re cooking.
The spices have no MSG or GMOs and they are naturally Gluten Free.
To learn more Visit the A Cajun Life Website