Mardi Gras scenes from home capture the purple, gold and green goodness of this mid-winter fête Louisiana turns out for in grand laissez bon temps rouler fashion.
Celebratory jollification comes to call and we answer “throw me something, mister” with the accent mark placed over family and furry friends small town revelry to match our larger counterparts.
Mardi Gras Mambo – An Original Silkscreen by George Rodrigue
Parades O’plenty line streets and sidewalks, balls and beads fascinate and decorate, a neighborhood block party fais do-do invites new traditional to the party, and coiffed and costumed furry friends proudly parade in mutt strut second line regality.
Homes adorned in colors of Carnival greet and treat revelers to a krewe of house floats exhibit.
Crawfish boils give plenty of reasoning and seasoning for passing a good time.
Mudbug in Blue by Dave the Builder garners Mardi Gras scenes from home attention.
Our version of a King Cake party looks something like a late afternoon tea party but with Community Coffee dark roast served black and strong.
Considering how much we do love our King Cakes, I thought a spin on a classic a delicious deviation.
Fluff pies whip up super easy and delicious.
Purple, gold and green sparkling sugars and a plastic King Cake plastic baby completes the decoration portion of this Mardi Gras dessert creation.
Giving thought to fluff flavor, the hands down choice was as obvious as the powdered sugar on your beignet.
White chocolate it is!
Mardi Gras White Chocolate Fluff Pie
1 9″ graham cracker crust
1 8 oz container whipped topping
1 3.5 oz box white chocolate instant pudding & pie filling
1-1½ cup cold milk
sparkling sugars in purple, gold and green
plastic King Cake baby
In a large mixing bowl, add white chocolate pudding mix and milk. Whisk until pudding reaches thick consistency. Gently fold in the whipped topping to incorporate.
Spread fluff mixture into the graham cracker crust; cover with plastic wrap.
Chill covered pie for at least 4 hours to set.
Before serving, decorate by dusting top of pie with purple, gold and green sparkling sugars. Garnish with a plastic King Cake baby and enjoy!