Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras

Am I the only one who's had a devil of a time trying to post today?  Blogger stopped being friendly with IE9.  I could write a blogpost on my other computer using IE8, but that's not the computer that holds my pictures.  I finally had to download Google Chrome to write this post.  Happy Mardi Gras, all!  We like to get together with our best friends every Saturday, and this week's theme was Mardi Gras.  The kids made masks.

We had shrimp, crab cakes, cajun potatoes, jambalaya, and of course King's Cake.

I shared my gf King's Cake recipe with you all last year.
After dinner, the adults went out into the "man cave" and the kids attacked the cake.  WD's friend, The Tank, pulled out his metal detector and found the 2 francs coin that I had hidden in the cake.  Score one for brain power.

Mardi Gras marks the last hurrah before the Lenten period.  I'm joining in on the 40 bags in 40 days movement this Lent.  My home is stuffed to the gills with things we don't need, things that don't enrich our lives, things that should really be donated or put on freecycle.  I hope to hit my goal or even give away more than that.

Thanks for popping in and celebrating with me.


  1. You sure know how to celebrate! Have a great day!

  2. Sounds like quite a fun time! That cake looks so yummy. I'd love a piece right now! :) I totally forgot it was Mardi Gras until I turned on the TV yesterday.
    Glad you all had fun. :)

  3. I love your celebrations. You are such a fun mom.

  4. looks like a fun celebration!!
    Happy lent!


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