Happy Mardi Gras everyone!
On Saturday we threw our first annual Mardi Gras bash and it was a blast. In anticipation of the big day we made red beans and rice on Thursday, chicken and sausage gumbo and chicken fricasse on Friday and crawfish etoufee on Saturday right before the party. Here is a picture of Ethan shoveling down his first bowl of gumbo!
After we ate all of the good food (including a tipsy cake and hurricane punch) we played Rock Band.
Our friends Betsy and Ethan couldn't come on Saturday night so they came over on Sunday with all of their kidllets:
Here they all are watching Cinderella. Don't worry about the boys, they only sat there for a few minutes.
I promised to post all of our recipes up here, so I've just made a new post called Cajun recipes. I also tried my hand tonight at my first King Cake. Meche's no longer delivers anymore and this was going to be my first year with out any! My grandfather emailed me a recipe that inspired me and I tried to make it Saturday. Unfortuneatly I forgot to set a timer and ended up with a burnt cake :( Tonight I tried my hand at a more traditional recipe:
I'll let you if it tastes as good as it looks!