What shall I do?

I know I want to run a 5k and half marathon. Okay, so I want to run, but I will end up power walking instead. Maybe try out some new ethnic cuisines. Travel to some new spots. Try some new classes. Support a new charity. Some may be exciting adventures, some may be boring. I welcome your suggestions for something new to try.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras...

Fat Tuesday is an appropriate name for the day before lent.  I bought a king cake today in spite of the fact my religion does not celebrate lent and therefore I don't need to stuff myself today.  But liking to get into the spirit of different holidays I had two pieces and boy do I feel fat now.  The king cake is a Mardi Gras tradition in the south.  In Europe it is served for epiphany.  Named after the three kings (wise men) who sought out the Christ child (Christ the king), it is similar to a twisted cinnamon bread, formed into an oval ring (to symbolize the eternal nature of Christ), topped with icing, then sprinkled with gold, purple and green sugars (to again represent the three wise men).  A small plastic baby trinket is placed into the cake and whoever gets the slice with the baby is the king of the party...and the host of the next king cake party.  Stories vary as do the actual ingredients.

I am thinking one of my last things to do on this challenge shall involve Mardi Gras 2012.  Since it will be three weeks before my birthday next year it fit's in my time frame.  If things are going great financially, look for me in the Mardi Gras crowds lining Bourbon Street in the Big Easy.  I'll be one of the few females with my shirt on.  If the budget is still tight, I'll post a photo of the king cake I will make from scratch...

1 comment:

  1. Mardi Gras 2012 ...... I guess with the thought of Mardi Gras,.. all that comes to this girls mind is beads,.. beads,.. and how to get beads.... tell me it ain't so?!!! But then,....I did notice that you said,.. shirt on.