But nothin' can keep two brilliant shows set in Louisiana down for long, what with Carnival season is in full swing and Mardi Gras just around the corner!
|our take on a Mardi Gras parade float|
In lieu of the "Halfway to Mardi Gras" party Rebecca and I have hostessed at my house for the past three years (one part blowout theme party, one part fundraiser for the ongoing rebuilding efforts; the money we've raised at the annual fest has supported ACORN and MUSIC RISING and the Gulf Coast still needs our support as they rebound from the storms of 2005 and the oil spill last year) we will be celebrating Mardi Gras a few days early with a big dinner at our parent's house tomorrow. Rebecca will be making her amazing New Orleans-inspired sweet potato bananas foster...there'll be dirty rice and veggie gumbo (I know, not trad, but I'm a vegetarian as is our mom) and plenty more good eats to be had...and I'll be eating! Perhaps there will even be a hurricane of the beverage kind, too ;-)
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