Mardi Gras: jambalaya, pancakes, beignets

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 26, 2017

I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Mark Twain (1835–1910)

Sunday, February 26, 2017
57th day of the year


Adrian Dantley (basketball player) was born on this day in 1956.
Wendy Richard (actress) died on this day in 2009.


 

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Pancake Day!

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, was traditionally a time of fasting. In some countries, Shrove Tuesday is called Pancake Day! This is a good, simple pancake recipe.

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Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
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$39.95
 
Mardi Gras Jambalaya

Crockpot Jambalaya

This jambalaya is a great soul and belly warmer on a cold day.

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Farm Boy Pail Set | SAVE 24%

Jack and Jill raced up the hill for these decorative pails! Use this pail set for holding floral arrangements or as accent decorations.
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$37.95
 
Fat Tuesday Beignets

Beignets

Doughnuts have long been linked to Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.” In Louisiana, fried dough pillows called beignets are the favorite.

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Farm Fresh Pitcher

Use this small pitcher for flowers or dried herbs or as an accent piece!
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$16.95
 
Hard Winters, Warm Hearts

How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However, before it was a day for parties, Mardi Gras started out as a day to help the hungry and the poor.
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Sparrow Rain Gauge | Save 32%

Features a simple yet elegant design crafted in brass.
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$44.95
 
The Sun and Seasons

Here Comes the Sun
The most dramatic happening in the sky these days is not unfolding at night.  It’s in the day.  And it affects all of us, big-time. 
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Country Kitchen Dish Towels

Choose from 8 different rustic, cotton dish towels!
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$8.99-$9.99
 
Best Fishing Days

Best Fishing Days and Times
The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally more active.
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