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Monday, February 8, 2016

“Let the Good Times Roll”

http://momfactually.com/13-fun-facts-trivia-mardi-gras/


“Laissez les bons temps rouler”, or in English, “Let the good times roll” because Mardi Gras is upon us! Mardi Gras translates to “Fat Tuesday” and marks the last day before Catholics begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, but it is celebrated around the world and often by people of various beliefs. It is a holiday that’s focus on having a good time and enjoying food and drink. What’s not to love?
February 9 is...
Mardi Gras Day

13 fun facts and trivia about Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras is New Orleans...New Orleans is Mardi Gras BUT Mardi Gras revelers are in our midst all over the country!
 
A Bit of Mardi Gras Tradition...


Centering on New Orleans's Christian faith, twelve days after Christmas is celebration of the coming of the wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child, aka, the Feast of the Epiphany or Little Christmas on the Twelfth Night. Along with this time of celebration comes the exchanging of gifts and feasting. The tradition continues all over the world today. During this time, a popular custom was (and still is) the baking of a special cake in honor of the three kings. The cake has been designated "A King's Cake".

After the gumbo and jambalaya comes the...

http://www.examiner.com/article/learn-how-to-make-a-mardi-gras-king-cake
The King Cake is a New Orleans tradition that involves a pastry, a small plastic baby, and a party. The cake is baked with a small plastic baby inside.  What is the significance of the baby? Go HERE...
http://www.barbarabakes.com/mardi-gras-king-cake/

 Mardi Gras King Cake (Recipe)
A braided brioche or sweet roll, kind of like a crown shaped cinnamon roll all dressed up for a party.
Mardi Gras King Cake (Recipes for Style)

This frosted yeast bread can be the highlight of any Mardi Gras party!


Don't want to bake the whole cake?

http://www.coastalliving.com/food/kitchen-assistant/mardi-gras-recipes
 Mini King Cupcakes (Recipe)

A twist on the traditional King Cake. Only one contains the baby!

http://eclecticrecipes.com/easy-mini-king-cakes-for-mardi-gras
Easy Mini King Cakes (Recipe)

Super simple minis you definitely don't want to miss...





Is your mouth watering yet?

 

 

  

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!