This week I’m celebrating all things Mardi Gras and New Orleans. With epic recipes and quick tips, this week is not to be missed!
Even if you’ve followed my blog for five minutes, you’ll now that Sean and I love to visit New Orleans. We certainly thrive on the street vibe and cred, but it’s the food and drink that absolutely brings it home for us.
We live for it. Visiting New Orleans, for us, is alllllllllllll about the food and drink with a whole lotta jazz and blues mixed in. With every block is a food adventure; a yummy drink in tow and tunes playing in the background. Halls and bars showcasing French Quarter jazz on every street, and just as many hole-in-the-wall dives that serve amazing grub. How can you beat that!
Celebrating Mardi Gras!
This entire week on the blog, I’m celebrating Mardi Gras and all things New Orleans. I’ll be sharing recipes, tips and a few amazing recommendations where even if you can’t attend Mardi Gras this year, you’ll be able to celebrate in spirit in your own home, and bring all the celebrations right into your own surroundings.
Last year I shared a delicious Muffuletta recipe along with a video during Mardi Gras season. I made fun of myself all while showing you how to create this iconic sandwich. The dogs were going in and out of the kitchen, and I couldn’t figure out how to wear the iconic mask, but I made it through the video with good commentary to boot. Though I was a mess, the recipe has been shared and pinned thousands of times. Clearly, everyone liked to see me flustered.
I’m down with that.
So to start this Mardi Gras week off, I’ve created a delicious gumbo recipe that brings out the cajun flavors of New Orleans, not stopping short of iconic. As there are a ton of gumbo recipes out there, and with every recipe is deeply personal, I’ve created one that is easy to make yet tastes like it took hours to simmer. And that, my friends, was the goal.
Let’s Celebrate Mardi Gras!
Let’s embrace the purple, green and gold, and go all out with delicious recipes and Mardi Gras quick tips! Even if you can’t travel to NOLA this year, follow all of these Mardi Gras tips and recipes, and celebrate right in your own home.