Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras!

"Mardi Gras" means "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, it is the last day for Catholics to indulge—and often overindulge—before Ash Wednesday starts the sober weeks of fasting that come with Lent.  The first treat that comes to mind when I hear Mardi Gras is of course the King Cake.  The King Cake is a New Orleans tradition that involves a pastry, a small plastic baby, and a party. The King Cake is baked with a small plastic baby hidden inside, the person who gets the slice with baby in it has to host the next party.

And if you are making the trip to New Orleans (or hosting an event where you live), it would't be complete without inhaling one (or 2 or 3 or 4) of these sweet delights ... beignets!

New Orleans Beignets Recipe

Here's a fabulous recipe for these amazing light and airy desserts:

And last but not least would of course be an indulgence into a really good jambalaya!!
Jambalaya Recipe

So go and indulge ... and catch a few beads!!

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