this Weekend Cooking post at my book blog, I wrote about the foods we make for Mardi Gras, along with a list of ways to celebrate the holiday no matter where you are (or what your restrictions are). It's not too late - there is still time to ask a friend or family member to bring home a King Cake or some Popeye's tonight! The parades are over, but you can still check out the Jackson Square cam to enjoy New Orleans' Mardi Gras vicariously.We used to have over 50 people over for a huge blow-out Mardi Gras party every year that would last into the wee hours of the morning. Now, we have just a few close friends over, they all help out, and everyone is gone by 10 pm! But we are still keeping our tradition alive, and it's something we all look forward to. On
And later this week, we'll take down all the purple, green, and gold decorations and replace them with red hearts to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Any occasion will do, really - add a little joy to your life with a celebration this week!