Sunday, May 15, 2011

Louisiana Cookin' Dinner

We live in Texas, but need some good home cookin' every now and then.  The Louisiana Cookin' magazine helps us out with great ideas for recipes.  

Here is how easy it is. And your house get's totally cleaned before the party! An extra plus.

Choose recipes and ask neighbors to each bring one.

Our menu

Assorted fruit, cheeses and crackers
Crawfish corn chowder
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Jelly Pepper Coleslaw
French bread
Upside down Apple-Pecan Pie

Red and White wines
Coffee, Sweet Tea, Coffee infused Patron over ice with a splash of cream

Let the good time roll!

Our family Jambalay recipe.. it's a secret.

Clean house and set table...not so fun, then the fun part.

Some of my silver napkin ring collection being put to use.

Everyone gets their own individual salt and peppers.

I am so enjoying this oval shapped cake stand from Laurie Anna's Vintage in Canton.

A few flowers here and there and ...

Start cookin'

enjoy an easy evening with friends.


  1. Lori it all looks good and sounds good except for the crawfish. Not sure I can ever eat those.

  2. Good food shared with good friends is always a good time. Looks delicious. Love the silver napkin rings. ~ Sarah

  3. your table runner is what caught my eye, just love me some yellow! Everything looks so beautiful and deeelish except I am allergic to shellfish, is crawfish a shellfish?

  4. Oh, yum! It all sounds wonderful, and the table looks gorgeous!

    Thanks for the recipe link!

  5. Lori - I think my invite must have gotten lost in the mail - ha! Sounds wonderful! Hubby and I go fishing in Louisiana every year and we are always so excited to EAT all the great food while we are there!

  6. Your menu and table are very exciting. Love the napkin rings too!

  7. Beautiful table Lori and the menu sounds wonderful!

  8. Lors, the tablescape is stunning and the menu sounds devine. Everything is so pretty. Wish I had been there. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. What a wonderful meal! Yum! The table setting is so beautiful too....Christine

  10. Lori it all looks so good ~ except I'm with Kim, no crawfish for me! Your table is so pretty and it's so fun to spend time with friends.
    Enjoy this beautiful Texas weather before the heat sets in!!

  11. Oh, how wonderful everything looks and that die for! I love crawfish and that chowder will have to be made at my house! This must have been a fun evening!

  12. I love the idea of taking a menu and assigning the recipes out to friends especially if they are all new from a magazine like this, no one should feel intimidated. We are definitely going to try this.

    I love crawfish! Great menu and beautiful table too.

  13. I love this table...especially those gorgeous silver napkin rings! The fleur di lis is perfect for Louisiana/French influences!!!
    Lana In Italy

  14. Looks like a wonderful gathering. Love your food selection.

  15. Sounds like you all had fun! Your table is pretty and inviting! Thanks for sharing the recipes too! I am from New York trying to fit into the Texas lifestyle.
    Blessings My Friend,

  16. I love this idea because it's such fun for everyone. I've found that so many people don't cook these days but they don't mind bringing a dish when they are invited for dinner.

  17. Great recipes. The crawfish chowder is a standard for almost any event here is LA. I also make one similar with shrimp and crab. Love your table and ideas!

  18. You had me with the corn crawfish soup - looks delicious. And what a fancy table - I am sure your friends enjoyed it. What a wonderful idea for a dinner party!

  19. Sounds like an amazing dinner party. Thank you for sharing your amazing menu and party accents. The fleur de lis napkin rings are lovely. Cherry Kay

  20. What a fun party! And coffee infused Patron! yummmmmmmy! :) Fresh Flowers are always a must for entertaining!

    Thank you so much for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)


    P.S. I have the same Scentsy warmer. Don't you just love those things!?

  21. It always looks like you have the best parties Lori:@)


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