How To Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home
Updated for Mardi Gras 2021
Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll!)Fat Tuesday is just around the corner. Even though the parades and events in New Orleans have been paused this year, you can still celebrate at home, when you bring Mardi Gras festivities and flavors to your neck of the woods...
Host a (drive by) paradeWhat better reason to give everyone on the block a little fun and excitement? Besides, the kids will love it! Invite your friends and neighbors to each deck out their vehicles in Mardi Gras flair, pick a time to drive through your neighborhood, and put on a drive-by parade in French Quarter-worthy style.
Cook like a CreoleThey say that Mardi Gras is a state of mind...so be there in spirit with some southern flare in your kitchen. Here's some recipes we love that'll spice things up:
- Mom's Cajun Magic
- Maine Lobster Paella
- Fried Gouda and Lobster Balls
- Grilled Oysters with Chorizo Butter