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Monday, February 15, 2010

Mardi Gras Mambo & a Blog Contest Giveaway!

Fat Tuesday's right around the corner, so it's time to don your masks and costumes and let the good times roll!

In honor of our world famous carnival, I'm having a new blog contest. The details will be "unmasked" Wednesday, giving all us carnival goers a chance to recover from parading and partying first. I'm sure New Orleans will be hosting the biggest Mardi Gras celebration ever on the heels of the Super Bowl win with Drew Brees reigning as king of Bacchus. I'll be staying local here in the Red Stick (Baton Rouge) to enjoy the festivities this year, but have one kidlet in Sin City {Be careful and behave son!}, one in Austin visiting family, and the other here at home enjoying a few days off school.

So.........what's all the fuss about the day represented by all the gaudy purple, green & gold? For background, check out the History.com site. And if you wanna see for yourself what it's like to be in the middle of the action, tune in tomorrow to NOLA.com's parade route streaming webcam!  

As Louisianians love to share all our greatest treasures with the rest of the world, how 'bout considering your own Mardi Gras party? Zatarain's [zat-uh-ran's - one of our beloved local and flavorful food lines] is reaching out beyond New Orleans for this year's party. They are asking the world to join in, as they hold the world's largest Mardi Gras party from Maine to Peru.

Back tomorrow with a Tasty Tuesday recipe I think you'll enjoy, and then on Wednesday for a new contest and super secret guest appearance. Until then, I wish you could each have a piece of King's cake!





17 comments:

Anita said...

Hope you have fun as you partake in the festivities!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks Anita. (Really just hoping for a nap.) LOL

Marguerite said...

Great post, sha! Thanks for the linkage for the live web cam. One of my kidlets is in Sin City, too. Have a bon ton! Happy Mardi Gras!!

JKS said...

That recipe on Tuesday wouldn't happen to include all of the fat, sugar, eggs and meat that we're supposed to rid our houses of before Lent, would it?

Kathryn Magendie said...

Happy Mardi Gras~! :-)

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for the web cam link...will definitely tune in! Yesterday I actually got out of my igloo and, hark, at a kitchen boutique saw "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning (from Ville Platte)...good stuff! My problem with a King Cake is eating one little itty bitty piece, burp!

t i m said...

Super secret guest appearance?

It’s Oprah, right? ;)

Melissa Marsh said...

Interesting article on History.com. Glad I read it - thanks for the heads up!

Stacy Post said...

I'll be sure to drop by again tomorrow! Did you make any necklaces out of those alligator teeth? Celebrate, my bloggy friend!

Stacy Post said...

I'll be sure to drop by again tomorrow! Did you make any necklaces out of those alligator teeth? Celebrate, my bloggy friend!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Mardi Gras sounds like toooo much fun! Enjoy!!

Karen said...

Hope you find the baby! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

THANKS FOR DROPPING BY FOR A LITTLE EARLY FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION Y'ALL!

Tim - Not Oprah. Better than. :D

Happy late St. Valentine's and early Mardi Gras!

Terri Tiffany said...

Do you really participate alot in it? The closest I ever got to it was Mardi gras at Disney.

Jenna said...

We're having a Mardi Gras party in French tomorrow, and I'm having to restrain myself from attacking the king cake. It's so good! I'd never had any before last year, and this is really my first year paying any attention to Mardi Gras. Guess it's just another sign that I'm not a born and raised Southerner!

Debbie said...

We were birthday festing this weekend and didn't get to go to the Mardi Gras party. Maybe next year.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Happy official Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday to you all!!!

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