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
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