In a few days it will be Mardi Gras, the next day starts Lent. Not a big deal for most, but for me it means meatless Fridays, I dislike fish immensely, and no eating between meals.
When we were growing up, it also meant going to the 6 a.m. daily Mass. Oh that was brutal, we used to roll up our pjs, and wear a trench coat and sleepily head to church. Come home, shower and get ready for school!
My oldest sister reasoned that you could have liquids between meals, so she would melt ice cream and drink it!
Needless to say, none of us will be nominated for sainthood, though my parents who raised 4, not so docile girls, should be. :) Well, one was docile!
So tonight, a bit of the gold, green and purple associated with Mardi Gras.
I started with a deep purple cloth and a candelabra with fleur de lis on it. It came from Villeroy and Boch. I add a few clip on gold tassels, and gold candles. I sat it on a vintage gold linen tea towel, with a mask and some Mardi Gras coins.
Gold flatware, gold square charger, green glass charger by Gorham, Lenox Eternal plate, green glass bowl, purple napkin, and colorful blingy napkin ring from CTS.
Green glass with gold ball by Gorham, via the Lenox Outlet. Purple stems from HG. A mask at each place.
Little gold buckets hold fresh mums with a gold tassel added.
Before next Tuesday, I hope to try a recipe for Paczki, a yeast donut traditional in some parts before Ash Wednesday. I'll post it if they come out well! :)
The other night I made a chicken, baby spinach, onion, cheese taco.
Toast your taco, add a layer of fresh spinach seasoned, one grilled chicken breast in strips, 1/2 of small onion , done in the pan with some PAM and salt and pepper till nice and brown. Drizzle it with Lite Ranch dressing, and some freshly shredded reduced fat cheese. You can add a sprinkle of crumbled bacon too.
Put on your bib, roll it up and dig in! It was a quick, easy and filling dinner.
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