I don’t have any beads for you tonight, but I do have tribute to Mardi Gras!
A day early because I have a dinner date tomorrow, so tonight we made gumbo.
Andrew [Matt’s brother] went to Tulane and stuck around [he’s there partyin’ right now!], and Matt’s dad’s wife Cheryl [as of 10.10.10!] is from Louisiana so tonight’s dinner is in their honor. After trying Chery’l’s mom’s authentic gumbo at their wedding in October, I found a jar of roux in my Christmas stocking!
I won’t share the ingredients with you (flour + vegetable oil) because I know you wouldn’t approve. But you gotta try everything once!
Yes, that is a jar of beer in the background. Matt and I shared a cocktail while we cooked!
My crockpot did a lot of the cooking –> Anson Mills grits from South Carolina!
Also photographed this afternoon – the empty bag of Terra chips! Hunger overcame me 😉
So back to the gumbo – we sautéed carrots, celery and peppers plus 2 organic chicken sausages and then added a few tbsp of the roux, a can of diced tomatoes and half a can of water plus a little Cajun seasonings.
Upon sniffing the roux, we didn’t think it was going to add a lot of flavor, but it really did! It’s quite a unique taste – one that Matt likened to “beans without beans.”
This recipe was supposed to have a cup of frozen mixed greens involved – but we forgot! So when I realized this at the last minute, I added an insta-salad to the side: spinach, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and Nawlins pe-cans
A taste of fun – Dogfish Aprihop. Surprisingly disappointing.
More business meetings. We’re choosing all the merchandise we’ll sell in the lobby – plus 1,000 other details.
Dessert was the last of Sarah’s Lindt chocolates!
Hoping to do some READING! I’m all tuckered computered out.