Mardi Gras is a special time of year for us Louisiana folks. Yeah, we know it's celebrated in other parts of the country, but we can rightly claim this unique holiday as our own. (Take some of that, Mobile)

But, of course, this year it's going to look very different, and I'm feeling a little sad about that. We are going through the motions right now of decorating, eating king cake, and generally getting excited about the parades. Oh, wait...Well, I'm not giving up on my Mardi Gras spirit this year, and some of my favorite things about the season are listed below. Hope they are some of your favorites too. Laissez les bons temps rouler, y'all.

My Mardi Gras MVP List