We had a fun Mardi Gras party last night. There were five couples, including ourselves. I put up our Mardi Gras banner and some balloons (green, gold and purple, of course), as well as providing Mardi Gras beads for everyone. I made jambalaya, potato salad, layered salad and bread pudding. I also had freshly baked French bread from a local restaurant. We had a few bottles of various wines and two of the couples each brought a bottle, too. The preference for many was our delicious French pressed coffee with a splash of Bailey’s, though. I think we went through three pots of it.
We mostly just ate, drank (responsibly) and chatted, although we did play a couple of rounds of the DVD version of The Newlywed game. Since all of us have been married at least 26 years, we decided the questions just really didn’t apply to us, for the most part. Still, it had its humorous moments.
These friends all had kids who played on David’s soccer team and over the course of the 11 years he coached, we all became good friends. This time a year ago I decided to host a party as a sort of reunion of all these people we had spent so much time with during those soccer days. We all had so much fun that we decided to start getting together regularly. Every so often throughout this past year one of us has decided to host a party and each one has been really fun. We all get along so well and it’s nice to have a group to socialize with regularly.
Here is a link to my Tea With Dee newsletter recipe files, where you will find the jambalaya and bread pudding recipes: