Monthly Menus from Holly
Get Your Festive Menu Ready For February!
Wow, this month is packed with fun reasons to celebrate and for me that means good food! With the Super Bowl this weekend that always brings friends gathered around the TV (for football and commercials!) and why not throw a little Mardi Gras celebration into your football party since it is just 48 hours later! Make sure you make time for your sweetheart this Valentine’s day and remember the way to their heart is usually through their stomach. And with so much politics in the media, keep President’s Day fun and festive with the best red, white and blue foods! Don’t forget to mix and match these trim and terrific recipes for your own themed menu!
2/7: Super Bowl – Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
- Just put this crowd pleasing recipe in slow cooker and forget about it!
- This Cajun themed dish is a perfect dinner to celebrate Mardi Gras too.
- Use low-sodium chicken broth for diabetic friendly recipe.
- For more Super Bowl party recipes and tips like my Chicken Tortilla Soup and Pomegranate Margarita Martini visit my blog!
2/9: Mardi Gras – Muffaletta Salad
- All the components of a Muffaletta, an Italian signature sandwich of New Orleans, tossed together with only 7 ingredients you litterally open jars and cans to create this amazing salad.
- Olive salad, the key ingredient, is found in a jar- if not available, raid olive salad bar and chop finely.
- And in case you missed it, my King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling recipe video went viral on Facebook - check out how I made it in team colors for the Super Bowl!
2/14: Valentine’s Date Night – Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza
- Spicy Advice: Figs are high in fiber and potassium. Can’t find figs, just substitute dates.
- Figs are considered a symbol of fertility and revered as an aphrodisiac – they are also chocked full of nutrients and fiber, so why wouldn’t you tempt your loved one this Valentine’s day with this dish?!
2/15: President’s Day – Easy Red Velvet Trifle
- Red, white, and blue – and oh so patriotic!
- What began as a classic red velvet cake, turned into a berry delicious trifle and now I make it this way every time.
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