Happy Mardi Gras!! I picked out the most green, gold and purple outfit in my closet and donned the charm bracelet Daddy-O made me years ago for the occasion. (This dress is current in the Lilly girls section!)
My knee is still really bothering me and I knew I didn’t want to be on my feet all day making dinner from scratch. I had high hopes of picking up some frozen jambalaya and a king cake at Trader Joe’s but that was a total bust. Running up against the bus time, I popped in Publix but they were sold out of king cake and I had to just abandon the whole mission. I thought for a minute about just not even bringing up Fat Tuesday but then I barely recognized myself. Sooooo, I dropped the littles at lacrosse this evening and headed back to the grocery store to see what I could pull together. We ended up with red beans and rice from a box (mixed in italian chicken sausage) and my King Krispie cake of yore. The whole shebang took under 30 minutes and everyone gobbled it up!
I set the table with a wrapping paper runner I had in the closet and beads and doubloons that I keep in a tub in the attic.
When Honey got home with the littles they were SO EXCITED!!!! I really didn’t do a whole lot here, but it truly brightened their day. <3
We talked a lot about Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday and Lent and how it all ties together during dinner. AND the littles are dead set on getting a real King Cake from NOLA next year. I am SO in for that!!
Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED