A BIG FAT Tuesday Giveaway

Happy Mardi Gras ya’ll!

It’s been a loooooong, cold winter here in suburbia and I’m ready for some serious fun. Today is “Fat Tuesday”, a day in New Orleans known for decadence, overindulgence, and a “last hurrah” before the season of Lent sets in. I’ve decided that today would be the perfect day for a giveaway for all of you. The generous folks at CSN Stores have offered my readers (that’s you) a $65 gift certificate to any of the online CSN Stores. Have you ever heard of CSN Stores? They have 200+ online stores that sell everything under the sun! Come to think of it, I’ve been looking at flat panel tv stands myself for sometime now…hmmmmm, perhaps tonight after our festive Mardi Gras meal would be the perfect time to casually drop a hint to My Yanni about buying a new one. <insert evil laugh here>

Speaking of King Cake…I bought this King Cake today in celebration of “Fat Tuesday”.  My Yanni is from New Orleans and I love to surprise him with a King Cake every year. It’s become a treasured tradition in our house, beads and all.

Forget the fact that I didn’t make it. It’s the thought that counts right?

However, I am making mouthwatering Jambalaya that’s bubbling on the stove as I type. That should count for something.

After we dine on the Jambalaya we’ll dig into this scrumptious King Cake (and possibly shop online) and find out who the lucky duck will be…

…the lucky duck that finds this…

tucked inside their piece of cake.

Yes, I know that’s a plastic naked baby. It’s what a King Cake is all about.

Don’t ask me why. I don’t ask questions when it comes to Mardi Gras. It’s serious business folks and My Yanni knows. He’s from New Orleans so I listen (I know when to hold ’em, I know when to fold ’em, I know when to walk away and I know when to take a pastry & its’ naked plastic baby seriously).

So TRUST me, you actually WANT to find the plastic naked baby in your piece of cake, it’s good luck.

And speaking of good luck,

I wonder which one of you will be the lucky duck who wins the $65 gift certificate? And I wonder if I’ll get my tv stand?

All you need to do is tell me what your favorite Cajun dish is. Is it Jambalaya or Shrimp Creole…or maybe a shrimp Po-Boy… or even a warm muffulatta sandwich? <drool> There is no wrong answer, just tell me your favorite and you’re entered to win.

Contest starts today March 8, 2011 and will end Thursday March 10, 2011 at midnight. I will announce one lucky duck winner sometime on Friday!

Good Luck and Happy Mardi Gras ya’ll!



Congratulations to…

Linda! Who said,

“If a Hurricane counts as a dish….kidding. Jambalya for sure” :)

Way to go Linda! I’ll be contacting you about your prize details! Thanks so much for joining in the fun everyone!

Happy Friday!