Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Meaning and Fabulous Mardi Gras Recipes


Laissez les bons temps rouler is the phrase you say at Mardis Gras. Translated from Cajun French, it means “let the good times roll.” Today is that day, to let the good times roll. It’s Fat Tuesday, the first day of Mardi Gras, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of lent. It’s the last day to indulge in all the delicious foods we’ll be giving up during lent. We’ve got the most fabulous Cajun dishes to help you celebrate Mardi Gras today. From spicy dishes like this delicious red beans and rice featured in the photo, to a king cake for dessert, homemade beignets, one of my favorite treats. and For my family, I will be making a shrimp etouffee and a strawberry pie. We’ve got lots of goodies around the house to much on before lent starts tomorrow too.

What will you be making today to celebrate Mardi Gras? What are your favorite Cajun dishes?

Here are some of our favorite Mardi Gras Recipes for Fat Tuesday:

1) Spicy Chicken and Andouille sausage Jambalaya

2) Classic King Cake

3) Shrimp & Grits

4) Homemade Beignets

5) Decadent Buttermilk Pancakes

6) Hurricane Drinks

7) Red Beans & Rice – Pictured Above

8) Jumbalaya

9) Milk Punch

10) Pecan Pralines

11) Apple Beignets with Caramel Sauce

Don’t forget to also check out our amazing slideshow showcasing the best Mardi Gras food!

Image credit: Julie Van Rosendaal