bright purple, green, and yellow beads...
brassy notes of jazz and blues...
It must be Mardi Gras! Though this fun and festive holiday is typically not celebrated by most Californians, we break out the beads each year in honor of one of our favorite cities in the world--New Orleans!
This year we stuffed our bellies with shrimp étouffée and red beans and rice. We got the recipe from one of the yummiest spots in New Orleans, the world famous Gumbo Shop.
We also made some traditional king cake with purple, green, and yellow Mardi Gras sprinkles!
Cheers to Fat Tuesday!
~ Jess & Nel ~