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hot gumbo and chilly days and nights


Due to various factors about my physiology, I have a lot of problems trying to shake bugs that invade my system. My fever has returned, I'm still feeling sickly, although I did sleep better last night.

One of the reasons for that is an old Cajun staple:

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


I literally could eat this every day. It is especially good and satisfying in cold weather, and it is supposed to drop below freezing tonight. Of course, I'll put up my version against any out there. Matter of fact, I happened upon the website for a nice New Orleans restaurant The Gumbo Shop which will ship you two quarts for $49.95.


Heh, heh, heh. I can make way more than that much for between $7 and $8. Can I warm you up with some?


QUOTE OF THE DAY - AlGore really might be the key to "global warming". Every time he opens his mouth about it, the temperature drops 10 degrees. I saw they had to cancel another conference the other day because of more record-breaking freezing weather. LOL


She started dancin to that fine-fine-fine-fine music
Ooohhh, her life was saved by rock n roll
Hey baby, rock n roll

Despite all the amputation
You could dance to a rock n roll station
And it was all right


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Feb. 15th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
I'll take two quarts of yours... how much will that run me? :D
I just finished dusting the living room and I'm starved.
Feb. 15th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
I don't charge my friends. It might run me a little ragged though. Long ride to your town. Will you meet me halfway? ;-)
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Get well soon, Ed!
Feb. 15th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
I do try. Don't mean to alarm anyone, just make them aware of my condition. I'll make it.
Feb. 16th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm gumbo...

I love that stuff, but it would eat a hole in my stomach

I think I will take advantage of the long layover and GET SOME SLEEP
Feb. 16th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
Actually, a few bowls of this stuff will heal that hole in your stomach. Hope you get some well-deserved rest. Your return home is greatly anticipated.
Feb. 16th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
That definitely looks delicious! and the sausage added to it, yummy!
Feb. 16th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the compliment, Jude. If I could somehow freeze-dry this, I'd send you some. Of course, I've offered many of my friends help in making their own. First you make a roux ...

Feb. 17th, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
I am hungry again Ed...
Presently Ed, it's about 3h50 am, and I was already hungry, then I came across this cooking of yours.

Okay,I am Off to eat before bed! (but it won't be as delicious as your recipe I am afraid.

I'll simply make a grilled-cheeze! :D

ps: a 'roux'? I am intrigued... is it some kind of a sauce in which you immerse the food?

Very Nice Saturday to you Ed!
Feb. 17th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I am hungry again Ed...
I will send you pics I made for another friend.

It was brought here from the Acadians, I think, and the base of so many Cajun dishes. The Cajuns did not usually have a lot of seasonings available. We make it with flour and oil. It had a nutty flavor and is also a thickener. Almost all Cajun recipes begin with, "First you make a roux." LOL

It means reddish brown, doesn't it?

I would be most happy to explain how to prepare this for you. If you should make this dish, you would sure be the most popular woman in the entire province of Quebec. But I hope you wouldn't forget us! ;-)
Feb. 18th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
Re: I am hungry again Ed...
Okay I understand now Ed; my mother explained to me about the 'roux', (reference to my extreme knowledge in culinary!) ;D

Because 'roux' in french mainly means red, for red hair. Exemple: "Cet homme a les cheveux roux."

And for a woman, ex. "Sissy Spacek'est rousse".

And we have people surname who is 'Roux' too.

(lots of synonyms for many terms! ;)

Feb. 18th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: I am hungry again Ed...
Don't mean to ask so many questions but do they use roux much in French-speaking Canada. Gumbo is actually more associated with Louisiana because of the influences from the Caribbean and Africa. I believe gumbo is an African word meaning okra, which is often used in seafood gumbos. We are a mixture of many different cultures here. I myself am French, Sicilian, Portuguese, and Indian, as you may remember.
Feb. 18th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
all America, like Canada and others, are a mixture
We are a mixture of many different cultures here. I myself am French, Sicilian, Portuguese, and Indian, as you may remember.

As for many americans I noticed, when I asked the question in my old lj. I was surprised that so many of them do have french, german, indians blood in their lines, and I could go on.

Feb. 19th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: all America, like Canada and others, are a mixture
One of my aunts married a man named Matherne, which everyone thought was of French ancestry. It is actually German, although I believe the spelling was changed. My mother was a Breaux. The "x" ending is very common in Louisiana, and there is some question as to whether it originated in France or was added here. My paternal grandmother was a Chauvin and, I believe, 1/4 or 1/8 Indian.
Feb. 18th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Damn, that looks good! (Haven't had dinner yet...) *droooool*
Feb. 18th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you again. I know you must have your hands full with everything you have on your plate. Busy busy April.

Yes, if you love soups, this is the next step. Soooo good, especially if made right. You can do it too, if you could take a little break from your busy life. :-)
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