“…the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” – Tiana, Princess and The Frog
If the quickest way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach, then some Man-Catchin Beignets should be on the menu this Valentine’s Day. And, if my man doesn’t love them, at least I know I will. When I visit Disneyland, it’s a ritual for me to stop by the late-night snack stand in Orleans Square to get some hot beignets with bechamel sauce- oh, my mouth waters just thinking of them.
I do have a homemade beignet recipe that I’ve used and love. But this year I ran into this handy mixture at Cost Plus World Market.
- Cafe du Monde Beignet Mixture
- Canola oil
- Powdered Sugar
And for the sauce? Homemade bechamel sauce would be nice, n’est ce pas? But what would be even nicer (for moi), is an easier version using Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding mixed with a dash of pink… hot pink food coloring that is.
- Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
- hot pink food coloring
One of my best friends, Noelle, just relocated to Nice, France for a few months in search of love. So, I dedicate this recipe to her….. let the man-catchin begin!
My kids gobbled down half the batch of beignets while they were still hot. While you enjoy your Man-Catchin Beignets, (be sure to save some for your man), you can watch the Disney movie clip that inspired the recipe.