Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mardi Gras Party: Part 2

Once again I am posting about Mardi Gras, only this time it's all about the food! 


As part of the celebration of Mardi Gras, it is traditional to bake an oval cake in honor of the three kings. Aptly named the King Cake. The shape of a King Cake symbolizes the unity of faiths. Each cake is decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple which represents justice, green represents faith and gold represents power. A small baby, symbolizing the baby Jesus, is baked into each cake. 



While custom holds that the person who finds the baby in their slice will be rewarded with good luck, that person is also traditionally responsible for bringing the King Cake to the next party or gathering.

Moving on to other delicious-ness, you can't really have a Mardi Gras fete without the Cajun food. Personally, I am not fond of spicy food, but I am a HUGE fan of the not-so-spicy Jambalaya - and all the calories that come with it!! 

I came across a "Low" Fat-Tuesday Jambalaya recipe that I have saved to make my family for dinner on Mardi Gras! Doesn't this look yummy? Consider yourself invited! 




And shall we move on to the best part? The sweets!  

If you have never tried a Beignet, you really should. The Beignets are famous and practically a staple at a Mardi Gras fete. Just look at the yummy-ness. A pillow of fluffy goodness all covered with powder sugar ... is your mouth watering yet? 



And if the beignets are not enough, what about these festive mask sugar cookies from Crave Indulge Satisfy. They are almost to pretty to eat! 


Or instead of making your own cookies - you can buy these from Etsy



Get on it already and plan your Mardi Gras party! 

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