• Celebrate - Food

    Mardi Gras Celebration – Monte Cristo

    This is our biggest Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebration yet!¬† Though in all fairness, the most we did to celebrate in the past was eat on Mardi Gras paper plates! This year, aside from the decorating, and the King Cake and watching Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (set in New Orleans and gorgeous!) we also had a yummy Fat Tuesday dinner! Peggo made AMAZING Monte Cristo sandwiches, and we all loved them! She followed the recipe from the Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square in Disneyland (recipe below) and it was seriously dee-lish!¬† Though I wasn’t able to capture…

  • Celebrate - Decorating - Food - Holidays

    Mardi Gras Celebration – King Cake

    Happy Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Celebration! I have to admit, I have never tasted King Cake. I don’t know what makes a King Cake good or bad.¬† I do know that I wanted a festive treat for Mardi Gras and King Cake is one of the most festive looking Mardi Gras treats around. Please look away now if you are from New Orleans, or have tasted the real King Cake, because I have made a quickie version of a King Cake-like treat that probably pales in comparison to the real thing. It’s a giant cinnamon bun twisted/ braided into…

  • Celebrate - Decorating

    Mardi Gras Celebration – Decorating

    Happy Mardi Gras! This is our first year celebrating Mardi Gras, so we’ve been doing some research! Mardi Gras already has its own signature colors of Purple Green and Gold, so the color palette is already set as far as decorating, and each color has a special meaning.¬† – Purple for Justice – Green for Faith¬† – Gold for Power. Purple can be a difficult color to work with.¬†Finding the right shade is quite a task, and it can be nearly impossible¬†to find other items to match! One way to get around this is to find items made by the…