What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of February 13-15, 2010

Have you noticed how many "occasions" are occuring this weekend? Tonight the Olympics kick off, and then Sunday is Valentine's Day AND Lunar New Year! Monday is President's Day (it's a blog holiday for us), and then next Tuesday is Mardi Gras. Whew — we almost don't know where to look or what to celebrate first! What are you celebrating this weekend, and what are you cooking? Here's a look back at a few recipes and projects that should match up whichever holiday you want to observe this long weekend.

Winter Olympics kickoff! Olympic rings-shaped Nanaimo bars, and a brainstorm on international dishes.

Lunar New Year: Scallion pancakes, and dumplings.

Valentine's Day: Nutty chocolate tart, a bouquet of cocktails, breakfast mocha café, goodie bags and brownies, great steak, and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Mardi Gras: King cake and pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.

• And for Presidents' Day? How about apple pie with Thomas Jefferson's ice cream?

Have a happy weekend, and a happy Valentine's-Chinese-New-Year-President's-Mardi-Gras!

(Image: Violet Marsh Photography from Catherine & Christofer's 1930's Budget Colonial )

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.