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The Labyrinth Mardi Gras Masquerade (#77)

  The Labyrinth happened to fall for us on February. I noticed that the date we had planned to watch the film fell pretty close to Mardi Gras. At that point, I started to make a lot of connections between these two things. The Labyrinth has a scene with a fancy masquerade, which is reminiscent of the masks warn at Mardi Gras. There is a Mardi Gras tradition of giving plastic necklaces, and there is a scene in the movie where Sara gives a gift of a plastic bracelet. Lastly, the film is all about trying to save a baby from the goblin king, and Mardi Gras has king cake with a hidden baby. The crossovers just came so naturally, so the theme of the party was quickly formed. The food also themed well. I wanted to focus on Cajun or Creole flavors while sticking with the theme. I knew right away that I was going to make my own version of king cake for dessert and call it "goblin king cake," but it took me longer to figure out the rest of my dish. A coworker decided that I should make

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