Who here celebrates Mardi Gras but doesn't observe Lent?
I am one of the many folks who like to party on Fat Tuesday, but don't observe Lent, which Mardi Gras heralds. How do you celebrate Mardi Gras? We are having a huge breakfast here at the office, I baked peach bread pudding with amaretto sauce, other people are bringing muffalettas, red beans and rice, jambalaya and red velvet cake, along with traditional breakfast stuff like eggs, pancakes and donuts. At lunchtime we'll be going to a community center that's hosting a party downtown. I don't drink so I don't party in that way, but my friends and I usually go out to dinner on Mardi Gras. But I have to work late, I have what's going to be a pretty explosive meeting tonight, so there will be no evening festivities for me. I am totally weighted down with beads this morning, as we regularly vacation in New Orleans and I keep adding to my collection.