I do like holidays
I live for holidays
And not just the major ones
Christmas and Easter
but minor holidays
(Don't forget I celebrate George Washington's birthday!)
Normally, on Shrove Tuesday
which is also known as Fat Tuesday
or more well known as
we usually celebrate with pancakes.
Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day
in many parts of the world.
And we always have pancakes twice
For breakfast at home
and for dinner at church.
Our church has it's annual
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed
And we always go!
However, this year I got into the Mardi Gras spirit!
A progressive dinner held Saturday night
with a Mardi Gras theme
complete with beads
And King's Cake
(the first Mardi Gras King's Cake I've ever made --
the Epiphany King's Cake is the one I usually make)
A sleety, freezing rain night curtailed our reveling!
But we did make merry!
And this afternoon, it was time for a Mardi Gras Tea.
Friends Judy and Anne joined me
for tea and treats
(with beads and crowns!)
In the breakfast room
(And who says blue and white doesn't go with everything!
It's a great pattern for Mardi Gras!)
Not with King's Cake --
But with cupcakes
Decorated with the green, purple and gold sugars of the King's Cake
And instead of a baby inside, it's on top!
A whole cake plate full of them!
My fairy cakes, frosted with cream cheese icing
Sprinkled with sugars and a plastic baby plopped on top!
It was a great tea this afternoon.
But what afternoon isn't good
when you share friendship and food!
As they say in New Orleans --
Laissez les bons temps rouler
It's Tuesday and I'm joining:
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday