Friday, February 20, 2009

P-Rade Food

First, we apologize if you are reading this post from work. No one should be required to work on the Friday before Mardi Gras. Then again, given the current economic state of affairs, you should probably consider yourself lucky to be working at all. Sometimes blessings come disguised.

Most everyone has a standard food spread for parade watching, but some are more adventurous than others. For example, yesterday Rene was telling me about a guy on St. Charles who had a hibachi setup so that he could chargrill oysters. That's pretty strong. Here is a list of the top 5 most common parade foods, none of which reach a high level of culinary excellence but all are considered necessities.
  1. Chips & Dip - I could not begin to tell you how many Fritos scoops with French Onion dip that I have eaten during Mardi Gras.
  2. Hamburgers & Hot Dogs - Only if you have a spot away from the neutral ground for your grill.
  3. Finger Sandwiches - They are dressed with mayo and have been sitting out in the sun for 8 hours. but what's the worst that could happen, right?
  4. Jambalaya - It's just too easy to make a ginormous amount of this one pot dish and feed your whole party for 5 days.
  5. Fried Chicken - Hot or cold, white or dark, it's all good.

So what's on your menu this weekend?


Celeste said...

I had a hot dog with chili at St. George's Episcopal church last night, while waiting for Chaos to get their ancient floats around the corner of St. Charles & Napoleon...

Rene said...

I plan on only eating foods that come on a stick for the next 5 days. Its not as intense as Peter's dont eat at the same place twice campaign, but still legit.

Donnie Boy Riguez said...

I hear that P&G on Barronne has the best fried chicken in town. Blackened Out should investigate.