Wednesday, February 25, 2009

{Mardi Gras Madness}

Well, not really.

Actually, it was a pretty dull Mardi Gras for Miss Piper J. I did cook a lot. Fat Tuesday, hello?! Although, what I made was actually somewhat healthy. What to take a look?

{Mmm, yellow chicken.}
In my desperate attempt at healthier eating habits, I made this chicken salad w/curry & other yummy things to eat for lunches throughout the week. {Oh, wait...since I'm currently eating a bag of pretzels & drinking a Propel at school does that mean I failed? Whoops.}

{Fish & Beans! Ahh, you can see the bite I took out of that tortilla!}
It wouldn't be Mardi Grizzle without some Louisiana-style chow...my attempt? Fish tacos w/pink mayonnaise & red beans and rice.

It was good. And filling. And I made it all from scratch, holy cow!! The original plan included a King's Cake & Hurricanes. The grocery store was sold out on the former & I didn't know how to make the latter. Red wine & dark chocolate worked out fine in their place, ha!

Now I must go to my Rat-lab...I hope that you all have a fun Mardi Gras & are enjoying a lovely Ash Wednesday {if that's your forte}.

15 comments:

Megs said...

wow! that food looks amazing!
i think i need to learn how to make southern food!

Brandon said...

We were not healthy. Gumbo!

tarehna said...

gawd I love fish tacos!

thepreppyvegan said...

I love the idea of pink mayo...or my case, pink Nayo. Laissez le bon temps rouler!

Pink Maple said...

I never thought I'd like fish tacos, but those look really good!

The Pink Chick said...

It looks delicious!!!!

Sara Christine said...

Mmm Mardi Gras. There is exactly ONE cajun restaurant within a 50 mile radius of my house, and it was jumpin' last night. Couldn't get in. No Mardi Gras for me. Your food looks yummy!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Gosh, do you make awesome-looking meals Miss Piper! I am so sad about your World Market light. :-(

Shelley said...

I fully support the red wine and dark chocolate substitutes. More of that on Saturday! BTW, I love your food photos -- I think this is yet another of your talents.

Mrs. Smith said...

This stuff looks sooooo good! Do you know I have never made my own chicken salad? I find this crazy, as I LOVE chicken salad. I think I shall try this weekend! :)

Lacey said...

You must share your fish taco recipe...they look delicious!

B said...

Thanks for the comment :) I was disappointed this Mardi Gras, no king cake to be found anywhere in my town...I just had an extra glass of wine that night to celebrate!

dolcechic said...

Hey Twitter friend :) This salad looks delic! Hope you're having a great evening :)

Sweet Soft Southern Thrill said...

oh my gosh...both of those look yum! will you share the recipe?

hmstrjam said...

yum!