Category: Holidays aka Another Excuse to Binge

Holiday Foods and Recipes

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A Mardi Gras Menu Worth Remembering (Muffulettas, Gumbo, Beignets and Hurricanes)

Take a break from letting people explore your French Quarters and whip up a feast for Mardi Gras. You know you’e gonna need nourishment to get through Lent (and that hangover tomorrow), so here’s some gumbo for meat eaters, seafood eaters and vegans. Take your pic and soak up some of that booze.

Pancetta Wrapped Turkey Breast © Photo by The Dirty Girls Kitchen

Pancetta Wrapped Turkey Breast with Morel Mushroom Stuffing and Truffled Mashed Potatoes

To celebrate National Bird Day (I kid you not), this recipe, my darling readers, is for the dirtiest of birdies. And I don’t say that in jest – with the combination of crispy bacon imbuing all of its salty goodness into a gloriously moist turkey breast and lux morel mushroom stuffing to gild the lily, you have no excuse but to love the proverbial shit out of this one.

Ricotta-Stuffed Pannetone French Toast © The Dirty Girls Kitchen

Ricotta-Stuffed Pannetone French Toast with Grand Marnier Syrup

There’s a time and a place for the abomination that is fruitcake, and that’s when you’re dead. Into my cold, dead, beautifully manicured hands, that’s when I want someone to hand me a fucking fruit cake. I don’t care how much booze is in that damn cake – it’s not enough.

Profiteroles with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice Cream © Dirty Girls Kitchen

Profiteroles with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

What marketing genius designated January 2 National Cream Puff Day? Does this person still believe in unicorns too? I mean, half the world hasn’t recovered from the holidays where you DO actually eat cream puffs (and unicorns) and the other half of the world doesn’t need a special day for cream puffs.