Welcome to my Virtual Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Party! The “Greatest Free Show on Earth” is in full swing down New Orleans way and if like me you are at home and feel like celebrating grab a beverage and join the party! ...more
I'm guessing this weekend many people will be focused on Mardi Gras, a time of celebration leading up to Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent, which falls on March 9 this year. Some Christians give up meat or other favorite foods for the six weeks of Lent, so the Mardi Gras celebration represents the last chance to indulge in rich foods. Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S. are commonly associated with New Orleans, and although many traditional New Orleans foods are associated with this holiday, no two foods symbolize Mardi Gras more than making King Cake and eating pancakes on Fat Tuesday.