Lundi Gras (in Kingsburg)

My brother invited me to join him at our sister’s place in Baton Rouge for Mardi Gras. I couldn’t make it happen, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t celebrate with friends:Β Kim, Nicole, Amanda, Ruby, Ron, Phillip, Alisa, Oliverβ€”did I miss anyone?

I can’t really take credit for anything here – friend, foodie and food pornographer Amanda cooked up the grub. Check out her recap of the festivities, then drool over her photo of the chipotle-strawberry filled king cake.Β She’s a little better at the photo thing, but here’s a few more for memory’s sake:

King cake #2: apple and cinnamon.

Kim, in a mask. That’s Phillip in his pimp hat in the background.

Decorations. Also, Nicole in the background.

More decorations. The organizers took this party seriously!

9 Responses to “Lundi Gras (in Kingsburg)”

  1. Nicole
    March 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    I need to quit looking at photos of this food since I can’t eat it anymore! We saved all the decorations so I think we definitely need to make this happen again next year (and we might need a couple more King Cakes)!

    • james
      March 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

      I’ll go ahead and block out the day, and the day after πŸ™‚

  2. Amanda
    March 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    oh whatever! your photos are awesome, james! πŸ™‚ and seriously – that’s one of the best times I’ve had in ages. I think this is the start of what could be a very serious Fresno Mardi Gras tradition… watch out southeast Lousiana… you ain’t got nothin’ on the central valley! πŸ˜‰

    • james
      March 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      Aw, thanks Amanda! We had a blast.

      Next time, though, we need to plan out the parade ahead of time!

      • KimC.
        March 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

        I don’t know…I think our parade was pretty awesome!

  3. RubyBerry
    March 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    I’m with Kim, I thought the parade was awesome! (what i could remember…hehe )

  4. Amanda
    March 10, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    we at least need to plan out the *music* for the parade ahead of time. the parade was AWESOME but may have been lacking good tunes. πŸ˜‰

    • james
      March 10, 2011 at 3:33 am #

      Music, and lighting (so we can record it) πŸ™‚

      Of course, all the parades I remember from childhood had topless old women…but we’re best to avoid going there.

  5. Jason
    March 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    The food looks awesome…but there’s nothing like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Although the lack of topless old women does sound appealing… How about you block off that weekend/week to go to New Orleans with me next year?

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