Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fat Tuesday

Yesterday was "Fat Tuesday" better known around the world as Mardi Gras Day. Growing up in the cajun country of Louisiana we celebrated Mardi Gras every year. My mother and father would load up us kids and away to New Orleans we would go for the parades. My aunt lived along one of the parade routes and we would go to her house for good food and lots of beads and family fun.  Here in Hickery Holler I cleaned house yesterday, did laundry and some cooking and planted some lettuce seeds. I did put on a little Mardi Gras music to keep me company during the day though.

I threw some steaks in the crockpot to cook in some dried onions and some morel mushrooms out of the freezer that we had foraged last year in the woods out back. Topped that off with a baked potato, green beans and some asparagus and we had a hot meal

And for dessert a skillet blackberry cobbler from blackberries from the freezer. You can find my recipe HERE

Now the traditional sweet for Mardi Gras is King Cake but in the spirit of "we eat what we grow" we had cobbler. Hot sweet blackberry filling with a sweet and crunchy golden crust. Scooped right out of the skillet still warm.

And cobbler wouldn't be cobbler without a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting over the top

Hope everyone had a Happy Mardi Gras!

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. I missed it...not the day, only the celebration.

  2. Looks wonderful, CQ. :)
    How do you clean your cast iron after making something like that?
    Just curious.

    Hope you both have a wonderful day. God bless. ♥

  3. You had such a wonderful looking garden!

  4. OMG that blackberry cobbler looks delicious!

    We had our Mardi Gras party two weeks ago, and I had left-over seafood gumbo. So that's what we had. And our last alcoholic cocktails for a while.


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