Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"

Today is Fat Tuesday, also known as Maundy Tuesday: the last day of Mardi Gras in New Orleans – a city we love – and Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro– a city we hate. Because they stole our Olympics.

a obamaObama homage in Dusseldorf carnival parade

You would think that Fat Tuesday would be a natural around here wouldn’t you? And it would be, except for the fact that it’s followed by 40 days of fasting and penance! Although we don’t really observe the Lenten season in the Big White - because of the separation of church and steak - but we do have some suggestions for those who do. Lady M had some of her little people in the kitchen come up with a healthy version of the traditional Maundy Tuesday, end of Mardi Gras feast:

Obama_bow_bk Big Guy bows to the King of Mardi Gras




Oysters Rockefeller


Spicy Seafood Gumbo

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille

King Cake


Tropical Depressions

Eggplant Johnson

Low-sugar Jam-balaya

Spicy Obama Mumbo-jumbo

Red Beans and Rice                    

Obama (carrot) Cake

Remember: Only you can prevent Fat Head syndrome.

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