Sunday, February 12, 2012

NEVER doubt the groundhog!

WHAT THE FEBRUARY!!!!! its cold!
The temps dipped into the 20's overnight! We had a very mild Dec and Jan but looks like February said "I'll show you". The local Mardi Gras parades started this weekend and I am sure lots of people stayed home because of the rain and cold. I know I sure did! Back in the day when I was much younger, the cold and rain didn't bother me. We would make as many parades as possible...sometimes 2 and 3 in one day. That used to be so much fun. Its a shame you can't feel safe doing that in New Orleans anymore. But it is what it is right? Hopefully next weekend won't be as cold and we can make at least one parade.
Happy Mardi Gras!

Here is a super easy mini King Cake recipe to try....
borrowed from

King Cake Knots

1 loaf refrigerated french bread dough
3 Tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp milk (may need more to get right consistency)
1/2 tsp vanilla

colored sugar - yellow, purple, green

Preheat oven to 350.
Unroll french bread dough into a large rectangle, about 16 by 12 inches.
Brush the dough lightly with softened butter.
Mix together sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle over butter.
Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise
into strips about 1 1/4 inches wide.
Twist two stips together.
Tie each strip loosely into a knot, stretching gently if necessary,
and place on baking sheet about 2-inches apart.

Bake for 25-28 minutes.
Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
Dip each knot into icing and then sprinkle with colored sugar.

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