Mardi Gras Day !

Weather forecast for the day :

In the 50’s with a chance of Rain -so bundle up. Or watch it here on Mardi Gras LIVE Cam…. (you tube) at home :

New Orleans LIVE cam

Music :

Eats : Shrimp and Sausage Pastalaya

Good day for Gumbo,red beans or jambalaya to feed a crowd.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 1 container (32 ounces) Stock
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta, such as fusilli
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Heat oil in large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. Add onion, bell pepper and celery; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened.Add stock and tomatoes; bring to boil, stirring to release browned bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in pasta. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.Stir in Creole Seasoning and shrimp. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with parsley and additional Creole Seasoning, if desired.

:Lafayette Parade schedule

Park at Cajun field and enjoy the carnival,food and bathrooms while waiting for the parade.

Feb. 25 — King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field. 10 a.m. 

Feb. 25 — Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field. 1 p.m.

Feb. 25 — TownSquare Media Independent Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field. 2:30 p.m. 

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