Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!
I lived in New Orleans for a few months and although it never felt like home for me, it holds a special place in my heart. Every year I try to celebrate Mardi Gras with a New Orleans feast. Sometimes it creeps up on me and I don’t have time. This year I remembered two days in advance, so the gumbo is on. If you ever feel like cooking fantastic Cajun or Creole food, I highly recommend the gumbopages.com for recipes. I’ll be making their Seafood Gumbo and my own version of Banana’s Foster over Homemade Organic Vanilla Ice-Cream.
Here’s a little story from my brief stint in the Big Easy:
A girl I worked with was shocked that I hadn’t celebrated Mardi Gras before. After a few exclamations of amazement, she scrunched up her face and asked me in all seriousness if I had ever celebrated Christmas.
Not celebrating Mardi Gras was as unfathomable to her as missing Christmas.
Ah memories! Here are a few shots from my life in New Orleans: