The holidays are upon us, it's time to find those special Christmas Recipes. Papa Noel has a unique way of spreading Holiday cheer down on the Bayou....maybe he's bringing you some of Sweet Daddy D's most requested recipes or if you've been a good girl or boy, he may have a can or two of Le Bon Papa's Creole Seasoning!
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The photographer for the Morgan City Daily Review was lucky enough to catch Papa Noel and his helpers arriving in South Louisiana. Every child born and raised in South Louisiana already knows the story and now you can also know what happens on the Cajun Night Before Christmas!
Here's an excerpt from Cajun Night Before Christmas written by Trosclair (J. B. Kling, Jr.) Click the link and grab your own copy.
And now...on with the show! Here are collections of some of my favorite and most popular recipes which are just right for the Holidays. You'll find what you want here, whether it's for a large family gathering or a small, intimate affair. If you don't see what you are looking for here, or have a question, drop a Comment or Question below and I will get back to you right away!
In South Louisiana, it's common to start the holiday meal with gumbo or bisque. Here are some suggestions:
Soups and Bisques
Here's a classic starter for your Holiday gathering!
Will it be Turkey or Ham?
Popular Side Dishes
Don't forget the Cranberries!
It's all about the Dressing in South Louisiana. Everyone has a Dressing recipe that's been handed down through the generations. If you're not from here, you may call it Stuffing, but believe me...it's all right here!
It's hard to beat a good casserole, and they are so easy to make.
If you need something simple to bring to the Family gathering, check out these classic recipes.
There is something special about Spinach. Elegant and delicious.
All of these recipes will be better with Le Bon Papa! It's never too late to order a can or two for your favorite foodie...just the right size for that Christmas Stocking!
Popular Cajun and Creole Sides
These dishes are very popular in South Louisiana, especially during the holidays.
Cajun and Creole cooks love to stuff things. Here are some of my favorites.
Nibble on these traditions after digesting for a while:
If none of these strike your match, take a look around First...You Have a Beer and check lots of other recipes!
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