EAT, DRINK, AND BE FESTIVE
Not everyone can get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras -- and not everyone wants to. That doesn't mean a Mardi Gras party, featuring pre-Lenten classic recipes and cocktails, is off the table. Many traditional Cajun and Creole eats are based on ingredients that are plentiful and cheap in the Big Easy but scarce and pricey elsewhere, so substitutions are on order. The following recipes can help make a Fat Tuesday party both affordable and authentic.