Happy Mardis Gras!

The roads are really bad and I don’t trust me to fry anything so no fastnacht today. Jambalaya is definitely on the menu for dinner, though. What are you doing for Mardi Gras?






12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Perry
    Feb 17, 2015 @ 15:29:05

    I’m watching the parades a block away, including muchos caballeros, ( horses are very big here -lots of people have them and they are often seen tied up in the street at a post, just like the old west) men in drag, people throwing flour on each other, a few floats, and yes, the 75 degree sunny weather. Lots of loud music and confetti! And it’s only 1:30.

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  2. richardtreehouse
    Feb 17, 2015 @ 17:15:07

    Just trying to stay warm and not succumb to cabin fever. What are the symptoms of late stages of cabin fever? 😉

    I was in New Orleans in 2005 in February. We left two days before Mardis Gras but the preparations were all underway. They put up bleachers along the streets on the parade route. Sadly I think it’s still a different city today than it was when I was there.

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  3. Servetus
    Feb 17, 2015 @ 22:48:03

    it’s apparently not much of a holiday here. We had Gasparilla a few weeks ago, that’s our local debauchery …

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    • jazzbaby1
      Feb 17, 2015 @ 23:03:04

      Any debauchery is good debauchery. And I read Gasparilla as Sasparilla and was all excited for a second that there’s a festival celebrating my favorite flavor of soda. Which might be another symptom of cabin fever. 🙂

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  4. MargotMat
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:20:20

    Mardi Gras is over here (in France). We usually make pancakes, and children put on some disguise (make up and fancy dress). Since my son is no longer a kid and everybody is busy during the week, I made pancakes for Sunday dinner. 😀

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    • jazzbaby1
      Feb 18, 2015 @ 07:55:55

      Yumm, pancakes. 🙂 My kids draped themselves in the huge collection of beads we’ve acquired over the years. My husband’s company’s corporate office is near New Orleans and he picks up a string for each of them on every trip.

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  5. MargotMat
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 18:29:30

    Beads outfits…That’s a cool custom! 🙂

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  6. Hariclea
    Feb 19, 2015 @ 05:49:13

    ah always wanted to be there for a Mardi Gras. In London we had loads of pancakes.. my favourites being with Nutella and blackcurrant jam (not together!)

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