Happy Mardi Gras!!!! I don’t know about you but Mardi Gras season is one of my favorite times of year. Even though I’m not in Louisiana anymore I still use it as an excuse seek out debauchery… which I may or may not be excellent at, regardless of season.
Last week I put a text out to my good friend Nicole, from Pinch My Salt, to see if she would be up with having a little Lundi Gras (the monday before fat tuesday just in case you aren’t familiar with the phrase) celebration in Fresno. After brief consideration over lunch she texted me back that she was all for it and the ball got rolling. A quick tweet out to the kickass people at Taste Fresno and Foie Gras & Flannel and the plans were set in stone. Below is a photo account of the moments during the party where I actually remembered to pick up the camera. Sadly our impromptu “parade” where we drunkenly marched around the hostess’s pool to the beat of our own sad music was not caught on film.
The aforementioned chicken & sausage gumbo.
Hey look! I’m not the only one who takes pictures of everything! James got in on the action too and stole some shots of one of the king cakes.
Finally the long awaited king cake is served! Side note: Look how festive the table is decorated! (I had NOTHING to do with that. Um I’m a cook – not a “tablescaper”.)
Alisa: “Hey, Biatch! I want in on some of that King Cake goodness, too!” (Preeeeeeeeetty sure she didn’t actually say that. Hey, I was drunk! Who remembers things like dialogue? And yeah – that’s the elusive Nicole creeping into the shot.)
Even Crocodile “Lundi” (aka Phil) made an appearance at the party!
I hope you guys had a chance to celebrate Mardi Gras season this year… and that your celebrations were even a smidgen as kickass as ours was! Cheers!