Mardi Gras King Cake

[King Cake]

Today is Fat Thursday, which I just recently learned about and talked about yesterday; basically, it means the pre-Lent indulgences have begun! Whether you have traditionally celebrated that or Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras (which is next week), I am pretty sure I don’t just speak for myself when I say that any excuse to indulge and enjoy special foods is a good one :)  I have dabbled in some Mardi Gras recipes over the years, and wanted to gather them all in one place for you here. From King Cake to bourbon bread pudding, they’re all here. Do you have a favorite food for this time of year? Feel free to share in the comments below!

1. Bourbon Bread Pudding

Bourbon Bread Pudding

2. Bourbon Pecan Pralines

Bourbon Pecan Pralines

3. Creole Shrimp and Grits

Creole Shrimp and Grits

4. King Cake

King Cake

5. Moon Pies

Moon Pies

6. New Orleans Beignets

New Orleans Beignets

7. Paczki [Fat Thursday Polish Doughnuts]


8. Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Happy Eating! :)