Mardi Gras Day !

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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrhDQMNGNWE New Orleans LIVE cam Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wAMr3V5lN4 Eats : Shrimp and Sausage Pastalaya Good day for Gumbo,red beans or jambalaya to feed a [...]

Mardi Gras Tips : Lafayette

Mardi Gras Tips : Lafayette

Are you ready for the big party on Tuesday ! Our family favorite town to watch the parades is in Lafayette or one of the small neighboring towns. But if you are a first time visitor to Lafayette here some tips and download the parade app..... Lisa Lafayette, LA parades are family friendly: Lafayette, LA's [...]

My Craft Table * Masks

My Craft Table * Masks

Today I am celebrating Mardi Gras crafts and decorations : What is the purpose of Mardi Gras masks?Masks are an integral part of Mardi Gras culture. During early Mardi Gras celebrations hundreds of years ago, masks were a way for their wearers to escape class constraints and social demands. Mask wearers could mingle with people of all different classes and could be whomever they [...]

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

Welcome to class : today a little Louisiana history and traditions. So come with me across the Miss River to Cajun Country : The center is a unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and is located in Eunice, Louisiana. The only one of its kind, the center tells the story of the Acadians who settled [...]

My Kitchen * Mardi Gras

My Kitchen * Mardi Gras

Planning on feeding a crowd for the big day ? Party like you are in New Orleans ! Mom Shrimp and Okra Gumbo 4 strips of bacon1 bunch green onions2 bell pepper/chopped4 T of oil4 T flour2 (10oz) package frozen okra2 lb cleamed Shrimp3 quarts of water1 can tomato1 can tomtao sauce2 gay leaves1 tsp [...]

Holiday * Mardi Gras

Holiday * Mardi Gras

Let's Have a Party ! It's all purple,green and gold : According to mardigrasneworleans.com, Rex selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872. The 1892 Rex Parade theme Symbolism of Colors gave meaning to the colors. Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. And Gold Represents Power. My Door Wreath : Using an old wreath. I wrapped bought Mardi Gras decoration ( Walmart [...]

Drink Wine Day ! Krewe of Bacchus

Drink Wine Day ! Krewe of Bacchus

National Drink Wine Day ! Bacchus Today I am celebrating Mardi Gras : with fun parade hi lights ,recipe and fun. Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. Dionysius was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians. Supposedly, Hestia gave up her seat [...]

Mardi Gras and Tourism in Louisiana

Mardi Gras and Tourism in Louisiana

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2019 !  Mardi Gras brings in the big bucks in tourism: Mardi Gras pumped in $465 million dollars to Orleans Parish alone. Study also showed Mardi Gras makes close to 2.5 percent of New Orleans' Gross Domestic Product . Cost about 7 million dollars to to cleans drains blocking the sewage in Mew Orleans. Just along [...]

Mardi Gras Parades :

Mardi Gras Parades :

Happy Monday ! Mardi Gras Eve - and today's post - So you dont want to do Mardi Gras in New Orleans ? Options ? Options:  Louisiana: Most Louisiana cities and towns have a celebration- some small or large whatever your pick. Shreveport, Lake Charles, and Lafayette all have large ones but most small towns [...]