Feb 4, 2013

Mardi Gras Menu 3

I don't have to tell you that Mardi Gras is all about decadence.

One last hurrah before Lent.
One last time to cut loose.

These babies are just the thing for cuttin' loose.
Made with decadent stuff like
Cold, cold milk
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate shavings

and the star of the show...
can I get a drum roll?

Buttery and rich with flavors of pecan and caramelized sugar.

That's doin' Mardi Gras right.

Ready for more Mardi Gras Trivia?
How's this grab ya?

This is a Zulu Coconut.  The Krewe of Zulu rolls bright and early at 8 AM.  It's the first parade on Mardi Gras, followed by the King of Carnival himself, Rex.  A Zulu Coconut is one of the most prized Mardi Gras throws.  Coconuts are painted -traditionally in black, gold, or silver--and decorated in  a variety of ways.  Some simply with a little glitter; some much more elaborately with sequins and beads.  The coconuts, part of the parade since the early 1900s, are all hand painted by krewe members.  Zulu has a rule that coconuts can no longer be thrown into the crowd because of the risk of injury.  Coconuts are now handed to parade-goers.  Most of the time.

*Thank you to "Throw Me Something--Anything," my brother GIII for the late night fact check.

More Mardi Gras Food Ideas:


Stay tuned for King Cake next week!
(The Praline Pecan Liqueur will return.)

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Praline Pecan Milkshake

1 cup very cold milk
1 heaping scoop vanilla ice cream
4-5 Tbsp Praline Pecan Liqueur
chocolate shavings (optional)

In a blender, combine the milk, ice cream, and liqueur   Blend until well mixed and frothy.  Pour into small glasses and top with chocolate shavings.

Makes two 1 cup servings.

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  1. Anonymous2/04/2013

    I am pleased with the honorific; however, Arthur Hardy (who writes the yearly Mardi Gras guides) and Blaine Kern (float builder extraordinaire) both go by Mr. Mardi Gras. Kern is kind of litigious . . . just a bit more trivia for ya there! - GIII

    1. Well, I certainly wouldn't want to tangle with that.

    2. Anonymous2/04/2013

      You really wouldn't- he and his son have been suing each other for years! - GIII

  2. I could happily drown in that recipe. Can I get praline liquor outside of Loo-zi-yan-uh?

    1. I've seen it for sale on amazon

  3. Oh that looks good! I'm a new follower via pinterest. I'm stopping by from the Lets get social hop & i hope your having a great Monday!


  4. All of that food looks delicious!! I love Cajun food and I'm sure things are getting pretty exciting around there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and leaving me a note!

  5. Oh my! I need to buy the Praline Pecan Liqueur!! I'm not a big drinker, but it would be great to use in recipes...scones, pie, bread...you get the point:) My daughter lives in GA, do you think they have it there? Thanks Michelle for sharing your great recipes and your life in Louisiana~ Lynn

  6. I bet this drink would go down like velvet! Oh my, it sounds so good!
    My daughter was able to go to New Orleans at Mardi Gras a couple of years ago. She said the parades were wonderful! She came home with a large bag of beads and other goodies!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  7. Praline liquor.... YUM!! Wish I could go celebrate Mardis Gras with you Michelle. It would be so much fun! Thanks for linking up this week :o)

  8. wow, yum! I could use that about right now :o) Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/sew-fab-e-pattern-sale-and-giveaway.html

  9. Howdy! I've nominated you for a Leibster Award. Details can be found here: http://www.parymoppins.net/2013/02/leibster-award.html

  10. you got me here with this Praline Pecan Liqueur!!
    I must find this here ASAP

    And this Praline Pecan Milkshake would be a wonderful treat my other-half and nyself :)

  11. Hi Michelle,
    What a great collection of Mardi Gra Fun and Food! I just love Mardi Gra. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I am joining Parry Moppins, drowning in this. All the recipes sound great and the photos are sheer joy. thanks.

  13. A Praline Pecan Milkshake sounds wonderful! I'll raise a glass (or milkshake) to that -- Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  14. I don't drink, but that sounds very tempting! I bet the flavor is wonderful, Michelle! Mardi Gras looks like so much fun .... I really should "celebrate" one of these years!


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