Last call for Mardi Gras 2009

February 23, 2009

bigassbeersbourbonstTomorrow is “Fat Tuesday,” the day that marks the culmination of Mardi Gras celebrations for 2009. At my house, that means we’ll likely have pancakes for supper (I look forward to this meal more than I should admit!) but in other places it means fists full of aspirin to recover — party time is on the roster.

While you can have a Mardi Gras party anywhere, the ultimate place to kick up your heels in North America is New Orleans, Louisiana. Last year I attended a conference there in April; it was my first time visiting NOLA and I have to say, while I loved much about the city, the famous Bourbon Street was a pretty grungy strip (doesn’t that sign I photographed say it all!?).

Will you commemorate Mardi Gras in any way? If so, how?

Regardless of whether you choose to splurge on carbs (like me) or party like L’il Wayne, I’ve got the recipe you need:

Dana’s Super Fluffy Pancakes
Vintage Sazerac Cocktails