Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Mardi Gras! and a Recipe

Hope your Fat Tuesday is a great one! And if you participate in the 40 days of deprivation or cutting back that is the Lenten Journey which follows today's celebration, may it bring you wisdom, grace and awareness.

Since Tuesdays are recipe days, here's a little something different for my good blogging pals~~

Recipe for Happiness

3 cups of fun
1 cup of kind words
2 1/2 cups C&U (compassion & understanding)
3 Tbsp. each thyme/time & sage (advice)
1 heaping scoop of generosity
As much humor as mixing bowl can hold

Measure out fun willy nilly and spontaneously, adding in kind words slowly as you mix. Add all other ingredients, and liberally season with your favorite spices of life (adventure, spontaneity, laughter, etc.) Mix well.

Pour into cake pan and cook until well done, keeping temperature low enough that it doesn't boil over. When set, sprinkle on a thick layer of hugs and kisses. Cut, serve and enjoy. Recipe feeds as many people as are available to share with love. And remember, happiness is a choice!
(c) 2009 Angie Ledbetter

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jinksy said...

That has to be the best recipe my 67 year old eyes have ever read! xxx

kimmi said...

O'Happy Day Angie. Beautiful recipe, my friend, thank you!

Mrs Parks said...

Still no doughnuts?

Happy FT!

giddymomof6 said...

YAY! Happy Fat Tuesday to you too! I can't wait to share the recipe with everyone! thanks! Jenni

Angie Ledbetter said...

Aww, Jinksy, thanks. (Do you ever make Bubble & Squeak? Would love an authentic recipe.)

Ditto you, my lovely friend kimmi!

Mrs., yeah, there are King Cake doughnuts available here. LOL

giddy/Jenni, same to ya. Congrats on the WIP progress too, BTW.

Jessica said...

Hmmm, I didn't know today was Mardi Gras. Hope you have a nice one. :-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Happiness is indeed a choice. Thanks for reminding me. And happy Mardi Gras to you! One of these days I hope to venture down to New Orleans and party topless in the streets with strings of colored beads around me. That's what everyone does down there, right?

Melissa Marsh said...

Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Janna Qualman said...

To you, too!

Hilary said...

A fine recipe indeed.. and low-fat to boot!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jessica, thanks. I'll still be here at my Mom and Dads until my sister comes on this afternoon, but I've done my share of wild parties and New Orleans fun in the past. :)

Debra, you'e welcome. And if you ever DO come down here for Mardi Gras, I'll show ya the ropes. (You pretty much got the drill down pat.)

Ang said...

Wonderful recipe Angie and Happy Fat Tuesday to you. Even though I live in Alabammy...we are celebrating here. I love going to New Orleans...such a fun place to be.

Lori said...

I hope you're having a damn good time, Angie! I thought of you all morning. What fun to be from Louisiana today!

Jane! said...

Wisdom, grace and awareness? Is that the goal? I thought it was... oh nevermind.
I actually made a King's cake last night and it was pretty darn good. I wish I could talk myself into doing it more than once a year.

Happiness to you Angie!

Helen Ginger said...

A great recipe. I especially liked the last line -- Happiness is a choice.
Thank you. Happy Mardi Gras and may you have great happiness today and always.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Melissa, you're welcome.

Thanks, Janna.

Hilary, never thought about it, but you're right! Calorie/Fat free. Wheee!

You have a great Bammy Fat Tuesday, Ang. (And the next time you go to the Big Easy, let me know!)

Thanks, Lori. I'm spending the day at my parents, so it's real laid back and quiet. Mom's doing pretty good today, so that's a great Mardi Gras for me! :)

LOL, yeah, Jane. The goal's to be a better person by the end of the 40 days. So cool you made the King Cake. Bet it was delish! Happiness to you also.

How nice, and thank you, Helen. Very same to you. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Glad to read your mom is doing well today! I didn't realize it is Mardi Gras but should have with all the Universal commercials on TV. Happy Day!

Stacy Quarty said...

Sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

I think this should be a don't measure receipe. It is fun to dump the whole thing in the pot. And they laughed at me when I said that being upbeat is a choice.
See ya soon.

Travis Erwin said...

Let the good times roll. My wife is decorating our new bedroom in a New Orleans/ Mardi Gras theme.

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

Perfect sign for a great recipe.

Debbie said...

I think I'll make this tonight:)
And happiness is a choice. One I gladly make.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Thought of not blogging or reading blogs for 40 days, yes I did, for about 40 seconds.

colbymarshall said...

OOOH, I bet you are having lots of fun in your neck of the woods! Happy Fat Tuesday!

Jenn Johansson said...

Happy Fat Tuesday! Happiness is totally a choice! Thank you for promoting it! :D

JyLnC said...

OK - I admit I was just a little disappointed because I was expecting one of your southern specialties but since this recipe has zero calories and is from the heart it is a great substitute.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey, Terri, and welcome back!

*smile* to you, Stacy.

Oren, so true. All the good ingredients end up in a gumbo somehow. :)

Let me know if you need a shipment of throws/beads, Travis!

Thanks, Meredith.

Ditto, me, Debbie!

Carrie, I didn't even consider it. :)

Happy late Mardi Gras to you also, Colby girl.

Any time, Jenn.


Andrea said...

Happy Mardi Gras to you!! We hit up two parades. That was enough for us. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's so great to find other southern bloggers.

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