Even though there have been no live Mardi Gras events this year, Hubby Tony and I still did our best to celebrate the season. In honor of Fat Tuesday, tonight's dinner was going to be a big, rich, fat-filled, caloric blowout before the start of Lent tomorrow. When I was grocery shopping today I bought a pre-made flatbread and a Caesar salad kit. A stop at a bakery yielded two large cookies for dessert.
Right after I got home and had the food put away I was offered the opportunity to go to a nearby hamburger restaurant for dinner. I asked Tony, who thought about it for at least two seconds before he agreed we should change our plans. After Tony finished work we went to the mall and walked, then drove across the street to the restaurant. It was dark, and there was a sign on the door that they were closed because of the snowy weather that came through late yesterday.
Good thing we could be flexible.
Back at home I preheated the oven while Tony tossed the salad. We ate it while the flatbread was baking, then moved on to the main dish when it was finished. After dinner Tony made decaf coffee to go with the cookies. When they were gone I brought out two bars of good dark chocolate that were in the pantry. We finished them off, too.
After the food frenzy my stomach was completely full. As it should be the night before the Ash Wednesday fast.Five years ago today: A Bag Of Bottles