Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday" is the last day of the 'Carnival' season. It always falls the day before ASH Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Fat Tuesday (which is Tuesday, February 28, 2017) is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday.
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It's difficult to think of Mardi Gras without music, parades, costumes, picnics, floats and excitement---->as in New Orleans ---->as in the greatest free show on earth with beads, throws, masks, king cakes, carnivals, colors, and MORE.
Mardi Gras and King Cakes go hand in hand..... especially in Louisiana.
Yesterday, I made a King Cake..... first time ever!
If this does not satisfy your sweet tooth, nothing will.
I reluctantly confess to you that, since retirement, King Ron has done
And I'm not real sure what prompted me to spend this much time and energy in the kitchen, but I did.
Sometimes I just get these wild 'Martha-Stewart-moments'.
I suppose now would also be the appropriate time to confess that I majored in Home Economics in college, and taught junior high students how to cook. HA HA HA.