Trying to find a traditional food to enjoy this evening for Mardi Gras? Picking up a King Cake from the local bakery is a quick fix to help get in on the fun of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is a day of fun, indulgence and celebration leading up to Lent, a Christian holiday observing the liturgical year. Typically, observers will select a vice or indulgence to give up for 40 days to honor and observe this 40 day period, mirroring the story in the Bible documenting Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert, where he was tempted and confronted by the Devil but resisted.
Are you observing Lent? If so, what are you giving up for 40 days? We’d love to hear from you here at Better Built!
You don’t need to live in New Orleans to enjoy the local festivities of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday! There is something so colorful and fun about the New Orleans’ King Cake that I have to make it every year just to feel like I’m celebrating right along with the folks in New Orleans.
Fat Tuesday is right around the corner wrapping up the the Mardi Gras or Carnival Season that is so well celebrated in New Orleans. The season begins on January 6, also known as “King’s Day” honoring the meeting of the Three Wise Men with the baby Jesus. The hiding of the baby in the cake was to symbolize the finding of the baby Jesus.
Before my move to Florida, I had considered a relocation to New Orleans. I made several trips there to look around and during those times, the city grabbed my heart. The people there seemed…
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