Saturday, March 5, 2011

A King, Baby and Belles



The final days of Mardi Gras
and 
Fat Tuesday are approaching..!

I have on my bucket list,
to attend Mardi Gras in this lifetime...
There is something about New Orleans that totally
intrigues me..!
 
Mardi Gras King Cake is similar to coffee cake...
The decorations of sugars in the royal colors of purple (justice), green (faith), and gold (power), honor the three kings who visited the Christ child on Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.Also known as King's Day, Mardi Gras marks the start of merrymaking that continues until the grand finale on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday. The Baby placed in the cake
brings good luck and wealth to the one who finds it...


I must confess, there is so much about the
"Old South" that has always sparked
an interest in me...
Maybe I was a Southern Belle in a past life?,
I would not be disappointed to find out if I had been...
Of Coarse, I would have been the 
"Rebel Southern Belle"
Appearing to be that sweet and quiet Belle,
who learned to use her Charm and Ability at
the right time for her advantage...

None the less,
I would have been dressed in the finest of gowns,
entertained with the grandest of Balls
and been catered to in every way 
known to a Southern Belle..
(A Girl can dream, can't she?)

Rules Of The Southern Belle
  
-Never wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day except if your a Bride.
-Thank you notes are a necessary component of being gracious and appreciative.
-Never chew gum or smoke on the street
-Never show anger in public. Smile and act like a Lady.
-Act helpless and confused when it's to your advantage;
never let them know how clever and capable you really are...
-Charm, Charm, Charm. 
-Be elegant and graceful


We have all seen "Gone With The Wind"....
the movie a true romantic never tires of watching.
My favorite movie portraying that time period 
is the Epic "North and South"....

During a vacation to Myrtle Beach,
I toured the Plantation that was used in the movie
as the working plantation of the Southern Main Family
and also toured Charleston,
on a walking tour and carriage ride.
There in Charleston is the home the Northern Hazard Family
used as their Pennsylvania Home in the movie...
I hope to revisit this area some day,
and along the way stopping in Savannah, GA.
Many friends have shared their love for Savannah,
and tell me I would love it, too...!!

The charm and beauty of the Old South
is one to be respected...





2 comments:

  1. Hi K. You love the south, then come on down to Ga and this ole southern girl will invite you to sit on the front porch, and serve you sweet tea and good old southern pound cake with fresh whipped cream and Ga peaches. That is unless this awful cold winter killed all our peach crop,. I too love the excitment of mardi gras. We visit Biloxi Ms. often and this time of the year the casinos celebrate all the excitment as New Oreleans is their neighbor. Such fun and oh so colorfu. Have a good evening

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  2. Angela...How can I refuse your Southern Hospitality Invite??!!! How sweet of you, we have a date..! Peaches are my favorite fruit, and add the cream on top with pound cake..Heavenly! O...and lets not forget the Sweet Tea, nothing compares to it!! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend:)
    K

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Thanks for the visit....! I encourage and look forward to your thoughts and comments. Many Blessings...K

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