An updated and healthier menu option for celebrating Mardi Gras, including recipes from Weight Watchers!
It’s a week of celebration around our house. And I’m sure it is in yours as well. We began the week by celebrating Chinese New Year; tonight is Mardi Gras; tomorrow is Ash Wednesday; Thursday is Valentine’s Day; the next day is my father’s birthday and we end our week with a much anticipated week-long break from school.
While I’ve no interest in teaching my children the darker side of Mardi Gras, we do prepare Creole food and sweets on that day as a cultural experience. It’s also a nice contrast to a teaching about Ash Wednesday, which is why the celebration came to be in the first place.
So, our menu tonight will be a bit scaled back and thanks to a couple of Weight Watchers recipes, I’ll cheat a little on the calories and fat — but we’ll have the traditional flavors and fun of New Orleans.
Here are links to the recipes I’ll be using for our menu tonight.
Mardi Gras Menu
Swinn-twa. (Louisiana Creole French).