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Snow and Mardi Gras Feast!

Posted Feb 10 2013 7:43pm

We were luckier with Nemo not to be measuring our snow in multiple feet!  We did have to dig out on Saturday, though.  I know our driveway is somewhere under here.

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We got mostly the lighter weight snow up here, so at least shoveling wasn’t the ‘heart attack’ snow.  Now we have a nice clear driveway and John is now pulling snow off the shop roof here.

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Kudos to the county for getting the roads cleared fast. They really do a good job and worked all night. The sun came out and it was clean and beautiful.

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Cold, though. I spent Saturday working on the bathroom.  I’ll update that progress tomorrow because there were more important things happening on Sunday, like our Mardi Gras Party!  John and I don’t celebrate Lent, but we love celebrating Mardis Gras.  A lot of you know how we love New Orleans. Our secret (or not so) dream is to rent a place there for part of the winter.

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We love our family get togethers.  Got out the bead stash.

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I put some beads on Pixie and she was less than thrilled (but it serves her right for getting on the table where the beads were – I couldn’t resist!)

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John was the pensive reveler today.

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On today’s menu?  Meat pies.  These are really supposed to be filled into pastry and deep fried, but I did want to lighten them up a little bit. These are little phyllo cups.

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Jambalaya with chicken and andouille, (of course):

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We have *so* much of this leftover.  Some was sent home with everyone, but we still have a ton left.  John made a lot :D   I wonder how it freezes?

My sister and family brought red beans and rice.

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Delicious!  We did have steamed vegetables, as well as some cheddar biscuits, also made by my sister.

Can’t forget the pralines!

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After dinner, it was game time!  We tried Tribond.

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That wasn’t  as fun. You are given 3 things and have to figure out the common thread between them.  Really hard!  So – it was time to get out Telestrations .  I gave myself a New Orleans name.

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And yes, it must be said with the exclamation point!

I am quite the artiste – my word was “Can of Worms”

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This game makes us laugh so much that our faces hurt!

After games – dessert time!  John made up some bananas foster – complete with flambe:

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And yes, we do have a fire extinguisher for the kitchen!  This went up really high, too. It was only 1/4 cup of bourbon, which is less than called for. Good thing we didn’t use more.  It was fun to do.

Served over ice cream

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It was –10 when we woke up this morning (-23 Celsius). Makes it more appealing to winter down south.

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I can’t believe the weekend is over already!

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