Today I'm telling you all about our new favorite restaurant in Las Vegas - Carbone!
Carbone is located on the second floor of the Aria Resort and Casino.
Carbone's original location is in New York.
They opened a second location in Las Vegas in November.
They actually just opened right before we went for Thanksgiving.
I found out about Carbone on Instagram. The pictures looked amazing so looked it up online. It had good reviews on Yelp, so I made a reservation. The very next morning a reader emailed me and said she had just been and I had to go on my next trip. I told her I had a literally just made a reservation. We couldn't wait to go!
The Super Bowl is next weekend, and I am in full meal planning mode! One thing that I know is definitely going on the menu are these Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs! They only have 3 ingredients and they taste great! I took these to one of our tailgates this year and they were gone in a flash!
If you don't tailgate, you could make these and serve them over some rice as a meal. I would totally eat these for lunch or diner! YUM!
I loved how easy these were to make! I used frozen meatballs, but you can make your own if you prefer. I didn't want to spend a lot of time making party food. I think the frozen meatballs taste great and you can't beat the convenience!
This kicked up Cajun Potato Soup is a new favorite! I took our favorite Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe and jazzed it up for Mardi Gras. I added Cajun seasoning and andouille sausage! It is crazy good! We ate this for dinner and lunch the next day. It tasted just as good reheated for lunch.
If you are looking to reduce the calories in this soup, you can swap the andouille for some smoked turkey sausage. I've made with andouille and smoked turkey sausage. Both versions are great. You could even use a combination of andouille and smoked turkey sausage.
This soup is super easy to make. Brown the sausage, dump everything in the slow cooker and let it do all the work for you! Serve this with some crusty bread for an easy weeknight meal!
Chicken Tetrazzini is one of my all-time favorite foods. I can eat insane amounts of it in a ridiculously short amount of time. It embarrasses Chicken Legs how much I can Chicken Tetrazzini eat! LOL! I can't help myself, I love it. I came up with this cajun twist to my Grandmother's original recipe, and it was a huge hit at our house. We both loved it. We ate it for dinner and lunch the next few days. SOOO good! I loved the cajun seasoning and andouille sausage with the chicken. Seriously delicious! I am already planning on making this again next week!
This Cajun Chicken Tetrazzini is super easy to make. I used a rotisserie chicken, and it literally took about 10 minutes to assemble. I chopped the chicken and pan seared the sausage while the pasta cooked. So easy! You can make it ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake. I've never frozen the casserole, but I think it would be fine.
Mardi Gras is going on right now. We only have a couple of weeks until Fat Tuesday and the start of Lent. One of my favorite Mardi Gras treats is King Cake. We usually buy one at the grocery store for our at home celebration. This year I am making this King Cake Bubble Up. OMG! This King Cake Bubble Up is out of this world good! A million times better than the store-bought ones we usually eat. You can eat this for breakfast or as a dessert. We did both! It tastes great warm or at room temperature.
If you want to make this ahead of time, I would suggest baking it and refrigerating it until ready to serve. You can cover it with foil and reheat it for your party. We didn't hide a baby in the bubble up, but you certainly can! Laissez les bons temps router!
**NOTE: I used regular refrigerated Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. NOT the Grands! cinnamon rolls. The Grands! are larger and the dough won't cook through. Make sure to use the regular Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in this recipe!**