Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday.

Folks, today is Mardi Gras. I plan to celebrate. Oh please, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not celebrating the traditional New Orleans/Girls Gone Wild way. In my world, Mardi Gras means on thing....

King Cake!

I love me some King Cake!!!! If you are wondering what in the world I'm talking about, here's the background information on King Cake. Thank you Wikipedia!

A king cake is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras.The cake has a small trinket (often a small plastic baby, said to represent Baby Jesus) inside (or sometimes placed underneath), and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.

Blogger World, Happy Mardi Gras!!! Here's to crazy a holiday that gives us King Cake!

7 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

looks like a big donut to me...which would be good. Did u hear Dunkin Donuts is coming to town?

OK Chick said...

I saw that the other day. I'm not a huge DD fan. Mostly, because I've never had DD. We always went to Daylight Donuts.

Anonymous said...

We love King Cake! My mother-in-law used to mail them to us from New Orleans every year. Where is the best place to buy them around here? We'd talked about making one but if it's today...

Renee Nefe said...

I think I would prefer a doughnut to a king cake, but I think it's the icing that I don't like. I just found a recipe and I think it's the buttermilk in the icing that turns me off.

Have a great Mardi Gras, party any way you want too. You're free, single and over 21. :D

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Bone said...

We went to Mardi Gras one year. I was reading today that it's considered bad luck to pick beads up off the ground. Oops. I suppose that could explain the downturn in my fortunes, lo, these last eleven years.

OK Chick said...

Anonymous- I'm not for sure where the King Cake comes from. I receive one at work every year, and it's shipped to us from Louisianan.