First, hit play and this will get you in the mardi gras spirit. Then you can read this post as you listen...
The front entry is all ready for Mardi Gras.
I'm so sad that I didn't think to keep all of my mardi gras/new orleans related ornaments handy so that I could have done a mardi gras tree. Mardi gras usually falls right in the middle of valentine's decorations, but this year would have been the perfect time to go all out.
I also ate a Mardi Gras style meal on Friday night. I picked up some stuff at Central Market and man, oh man, was it good!
Crawfish, Crab & Brie bread pudding with a roumalade sauce on top
Red Beans & Rice
Apple, Endive and Walnut salad with dijon mustard dressing