A Mardi Gras Potluck


Last year on a whim, I decided to organize a Cinco de Mayo potluck at work.  In an effort to make sure we had enough of the foods that we needed to make it epic, a few of us created a sign-up sheet that covered all the bases, and had enough options for those of us that cook, and those of us that just want to run to the store and grab something.  The end result was a gut-busting success.  So successful in fact, that our office potluck has become somewhat of a quarterly tradition, and each time, everyone goes so above and beyond expectations that we’re all left eager for more.

A few weeks ago, we decided to have a Mardi Gras potluck to kick off the new year and welcome some new staff members into the mix. The Potluck Party People and I came up with a very comprehensive menu of goodies and I figured that I’d share it, and hopefully either inspire you to do the same, or help you in planning your own Fat Tuesday bash.

PicMonkey Collage

We’re building an epic potluck, so hearty foods for sustenance:  


Jambalaya | Gumbo (HB and traditional) | Red Beans and RiceFried Shrimp | Crab/Seafood Dip

The makings for a “build your own po’boy/muffaletta bar”:

French Bread | Sliced cheese | Sliced Ham | Sliced Salami | Red Onion | Shredded lettuce

Some accompaniments for flavor, because it’s all about the extras:

CornbreadColeslawOlive Tapenade

Drinks for hydration:

Pop | Lemonade (or, this strawberry rhubarb lemonade) | Sweet Tea

And we certainly can’t forget dessert:


King CakeBeignetsBread Pudding | Bourbon Pecan PralinesPaczkis


Like this list? Print it here:

Mardi Gras SignUp

 Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 Written Last Friday Night

PS:  Big thanks to Lettuce for all the NOLA pictures.



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