Monday, February 23, 2009

Mardi Gras/Birthday Dinner

Two of my friends have birthdays in February and since it's almost Mardi Gras time, we thought we'd celebrate. HeRoos and I tried a new recipe recommended by Sandi.

Louisiana Shrimp Boil: Corn on the cob, onions, red potatoes, shrimp, sausage, grilled chicken. Everything turned out OK except for the potatoes. I overcooked them.

The fun part of this meal is that you eat it with your fingers- no utensils & one little plate for the sauce. The gang was a little hesitant at first but we all ended up digging in. We just threw everything on the table cloth and tossed it after. Easy clean up

This is what made the meal yummy and fattening. Lori whipped up a large batch for us. It tastes very similar to fry sauce.

HeRoos and I in the kitchen trying to be chefs. haha

We made Lime Ricky's: Grenadine, lime, & Fresca. S brought very tasty cupcakes to tempt us with.

Does BM look excited or what? He is such a serious boy but he enjoyed chewing on a lime and getting attention from the ladies.

Coconut Dream Cake. Get your minds out of the gutter people. ;)

Happy Birthday C & L and Happy Mardi Gras to everyone else!


The Andersen Family said...

Looks yummy. I'm laughing over the coconut dream cake...may be dreamier to the male population,lol. Did I miss the post where you announced the sex of the baby or are you not doing that?

The Leo said...

Looks like so much fun! Wish I was there.

nymanzanita said...

Glad your "birthdy dinner" was a success! The food looks great and the cake is even better!

Melissa said...

Seriously. How do you not look at that coconut cake and think otherwise. LOL Sounds like a fun time