I was in Baton Rouge weekend before last. Unless you live under a rock, you know the Saints are in the Super Bowl this year! Being raised in Louisiana, the Saints were our team. They were always our losing team. Until the last few years! When I landed in Baton Rouge on Friday, it was like being in a alternate universe! A black and gold one. Everyone is so excited about the Saints. One thing that is very different between the States and Canada seems to be a passion for football. In the States people are passionate about football.... college football, high school football, pro football. Up here, not so much. I miss that!
Everywhere we went this weekend there were people wearing black and gold clothing, with Mardi Gras beads in Saints colors, cars with Saints flags flying from them, the colors were everywhere. The papers were full of articles about the Saints. There was a palpable atmosphere of excitement for the NFC championship game on Sunday. And then they won! I had the pleasure of watching the game with true fans..... I miss doing that!
In attempt to bring a little of the south to Canada, I have decided to have a Super Bowl party, complete with Cajun food and plenty of New Orleans flavor. I have Mardi Gras beads and authentic Louisiana crawfish and plan to cook lots of southern favorites. Here is hoping the voodoo works! Who Dat!