Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but all opinions are my own.
There is no better way to kick off Fat Tuesday than with a Mardi Gras Breakfast. This breakfast would not be complete without, beignets, King Cake (duh!), bacon and a good ole’ cafe au’lait. Cost Plus World Market is just the place to go if you want to create this scrumptious breakfast on your own! As a Louisiana girl, I remember Mardi Gras as a time that we always spent together as a family. The holiday in Louisiana is marked with school off for the week. No school meant a chance to stay up late, play games and catch a bead or two. I can remember driving down the street post parade and seeing all the pretty beads and confetti. Driving to the local grocery store meant a chance to see all the floats lined up. The colors and unique designs are what makes Mardi Gras so fun.
Today, I am showcasing a few of Louisiana’s Mardi Gras foods, King Cake and beignets. These sweet treats are favorites among locals and visitors alike. The good news is, you do not have to be a local to enjoy the festivities of the Mardi Gras holidays. Cost Plus World Market has made it so easy to join in on the fun by either shopping online or in your local store. All my New York friends can shop at World Market on Beignets are like a french doughnut. The beignet mix makes it easy to create these donuts in your own kitchen. After you mix up the ingredients and fry them up, make sure you have A LOT of powdered sugar to toss them in. The more, the better.
If you have never tried a Cafe Au’Lait, you are seriously missing out on one of the simplest yet delicious coffee drinks. It really is as easy as steaming whole milk and brewing a pot of Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory blend. The winning formula is half steamed milk and half coffee. There really is no better way to start your morning than dipping a hot beneight into this coffee!
King Cake, where do I even begin?! Every year after Christmas, Louisianians start looking for King Cakes to hit the stores. There are countless fillings like rasberry cream cheese, praline pecan, strawberry, bavarian cream and much more. There is also the traditional cinnamon filled treat. Today, I whipped this beauty up right out of a box. This pecan praline treat was so easy to create and just as much fun to decorate. You absolutely cannot forget to put the baby inside. As the tradition goes, whoever gets the baby at the party, has to buy the next King Cake. 🙂 We never really start out New Year diets till after the King Cake season!
So there you have it! A good traditional Mardi Gras Breakfast, it’s heavy on the sugar but full of memories! Thanks so much for stopping by!