By now you might be wondering if Team Mardi Gras Cheesaversary 4-0 survived the madness or not.
The answer is, YES. Yes, we did. But the far greater feat was surviving the COLD.
Not joking, people! Bitterly cold, in Louisiana. It was a Michigan-style Mardi Gras for those two Detroiters up there, for real. It seems climate change may be out to thwart Mardi Gras, making us even more glad we crossed this one off our bucket lists sooner rather than later. Trying to catch beads while your hand is literally frozen to your beer can is a bit of a challenge…
But, yes – we made it. Trent, Lisa, and Kim. We did the big parades, the little parades, booze and beads and beignets, creepy cemeteries and haunted mansions, live blues on stage, live jazz through the streets, and all with a side of lactaid.
Kim is now very nearly 40, and I am very nearly 10 years free of MS. And all of us have a little crush on NOLA, and a big f#@%ing crush on Cafe du Monde, in particular.
Enjoy these Mardi Gras postcards, and do cross this off your bucket list, if you get the chance (but check the weather forecast first, for sure)…
REMISSAVERSARY MENU 2015:
One shrimp grilled cheese
One creamy tomato soup with shaved parmesan
One cold-boiled shrimp po-boy with spicy remoulade
One spinach and cheese arancini
One slice of cheese pizza
One crawfish quesadilla
One half-and-half fried shrimp and fried oyster po-boy with remoulade
Macaroni and cheese
Two slices of veggie deluxe pizza
One (large) piece of fried mozzarella
Crawfish alfredo pasta
One sharp cheddar grilled cheese
Two slices of four-cheese pizza