Mardi Gras!

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  1. Kindergarten31

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    Happy Mardi Gras to all of my friends in Hammond, Metarie, Kenner,:celebrate: Mandeville and New Orleans! This is MY holiday--FAT Tuesday! Mmmm-King Cake tonight!
     
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    I thought King's Cake was for epiphany?

    We will be having pancakes tonight.
     
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    I'm a little north of you in the Alexandria area, but I am loving the Mardi Gras break! We had a pretty good parade yesterday and I have been over enjoying the King Cake this week!
     
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    What is King Cake?
     
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    It's a yummy cake with purple, gold, and green sugar on top (Mardi Gras colors). It can have filling (I personally love the blueberry!) and there's a tiny plastic baby inside. The person who gets the baby has to supply the King Cake next year.
    Here's a page that gives the history of the cake:
    http://www.mardigrasdigest.com/html/history_of/history_of_the_king_cake.htm
    One of the best places to get them is Gambino's. Here's a link to their site so you can see one.
    http://www.gambinos.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=568
     
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    One of my friends in college was from New Orleans. Her family always sent her a king cake. I miss being able to help her eat it...;)

    Pancakes for dinner here tonight, too!
     
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    That looks very good! :)
     
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    <3 Gambinos

    I miss my family in Baton Rouge :-/
     
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    Mmmm, king cake. Yummy.
     
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    We have several Louisiana transplants in our school (among the teachers and students) since Katrina. We had a big Mardi Gras luncheon today with the teachers with fried beans and rice, craw fish gumbo, jambalaya, King's Cake, pralines... and more stuff than I can remember right now. LOL. Each of our homerooms made a Mardi Gras "float" over the last week to parade around the school this afternoon. It was lots of fun. :)
     
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    The 'baby' inside represents Jesus.

    laissez les bon temps rouler...
     
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    I've lived by this for a long time....... one day is Saturday, the next day is Mardi Gras....... and those of the only two days of the week..

    I couldn't imagine living any other way.......:)
     

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