Monday, February 4, 2008

Mardi Gras Celebration - Fat Tuesday at New Orleans Take Out

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5th is the Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday celebration at New Orleans Take Out at their 2 locations in Madison.

The Cajun food at NOTO is always wonderful, but the festive
atmosphere on Fat Tuesday is something that you must experience firsthand.

Take the kids along and teach them the magic request of "Throw me Something, Mister!" and they will be deluged with festive Mardi Gras beads and dubloons.

Menu located here:

Recommendations: Adults - Mardi Gras Combo with a side of cornbread.
Children - Red Beans, Rice and Sausage or any of the Po Boy sandwiches.

Locations: East - 1920 Fordem Avenue & West - 1517 Monroe Street

Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. - VERY limited seating. Buy your food and take it home to eat it!

For dessert, you can *easily* whip up your own "King Cake" for a sweet Mardi Gras treat.

1 can of cinnamon rolls
Colored sugar - Purple, Gold or Yellow, Green
(Make your own colored sugars with 1/4 C sugar and a few drops of food coloring for each color.)

Separate the cinnamon rolls, and roll them out by hand into a hot dog sized snake-like shape. Shape the roll into an oval, pinch the ends together and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake as directed on can.

Spread icing on top of roll, and then alternate the 3 sugar colors on the top of the iced cake. NOTE: Tradition says that you should hide a small (1") plastic baby inside it after it is cooled.

Here's ours from yesterday. Not exactly authentic, but easy, quick & delicious! Happy Mardi Gras!

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