Mardi Gras translated to English means “Fat Tuesday”. Mardi Gras, an annual celebration, is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of solemnity and penance for Catholics. Because many of the Acadians (Cajuns as they became known) who immigrated to South Louisiana in the late 1700’s were and still are Catholic, they celebrated, and continue to celebrate Mardi Gras as part of their culture. In addition to the well known New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration, many of the small towns and cities across South Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras with a series of balls and parties several weeks prior to the actual Mardi Gras…
Hey, you know what would be good for Fall? Butternut Squash Ravioli With Bookshelf Wines Viognier. Creamier in texture and higher in fruit flavor than Chardonnay; Bookshelf Wines’ medium body Viognier makes a perfect pairing. Here’s the recipe: https://tasty.co/recipe/easy-butternut-squash-ravioli and a video! Make sure you Like us on FB, and share! so a friend will see us too.
You know what’s insanely good? …Creamy Truffle Mashed Potatoes… …using White Truffle infused California Olive oil, served with Turkey, and Bookshelf Wine’s Viognier! Do This: Use 5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1 inch pieces¼ cup milk4 tablespoons White Truffle Olive Oil2 tablespoons salted butter1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons pepper½ teaspoon garlic powder1/2 cup sour cream Bring potatoes to a boil until fork tender. Once tender, strain them. As potatoes are straining, take the same pot and return it to the stove. Add milk and butter. Heat until butter melts. Whisk in the Truffle Olive Oil. Add the potatoes and seasonings, add sour cream. Beat on high with…