Luckily our turn to host the monthly dinner party fell on the weekend before Mardi Gras. Certainly made all the planning simple. Zydeco on the stereo. Cajun on the table. And plenty of beads and masks to go around.
I fixed my Sausage and Chicken Gumbo, more mild than I usually make it. We like things spicy, but I served it with plenty of hot sauce so everyone could jazz it up to their own tastes. Everyone brought a Cajun dish to share and good times were definitely had by all. :-)