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Day 5 of the Hide from Reality Tour...

If that makes no sense to you, no worries. I've been emo and wanky and whiney and weepy all week and completely unfit for public consumption. It's rainy and cold here today (a nice welcome change from windy and dry) so the fam has decided to watch all 4 Harry Potter movies and curl up in blankets.

And now Mr. S can see for himself what I've been talking about with Christopher Columbus being an absolute hack. (Why would Draco and Ron be awed and surprised by magic?? They grew up in magic families! Gah. Sorry...)

I made a huge pot of gumbo and some corn bread and we're just eating as we see fit and snuggling. That'll cure what ails you. Unless, you know... you're blind or something. Pretty sure gumbo doesn't cure that.


Gumbo a la Stoney

1 lb. shrimp meat
1 lb. crawfish tails (mmm, and they's runnin' now, dat be good eatin')
1 lb. andouile sausage (or chicken) chopped
1 can okra, creole style if you can find it (fresh takes a loooong time to get tender, is all)
1 can Rotel tomatoes (or three tomatoes diced, two jalapenos diced, 1/2 green pepper diced)
1 C brown rice (leftover rice is jes fine)
1 TBSP Tony Chacheres (every kitchen needs this)
1 medium onion diced (yaller if you find one)
1 red bell pepper diced (if you roast it? Peel it? Dice it? Ooooooooey! Dats real good eatin.)
salt/pepper to taste
coupla dashes of tabasco, or half a bottle if you's in mah house

Cover with chicken stock plus two inches, bring to a boil, simmer for 45 minutes, push them others out ta way ta get ya own bowl first.

Now, I'm not one to tells ya what to done did, but if you had a good beer like some Shiner Bach or some Pabst Blue Ribbon like my pappy drank? You gonna feel like you sittin on dey porch down on Pontchartrain with them catfish jumpin.

Guar-un-tee. Now, 'scuse, but I gonna get back to the movies. There's a blanket of kitties that's calling.

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bitchygrrl
Mar. 18th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you have the perfect cure for the blues. I have plans for a Harry Potter marathon in the near future. And now i am forbidden to watch without my sweetie present.

*reads recipe* *Hops plane to TX.* You're hawt, and funny and you can cook. Seriously Mr. S needs to reconsider allowing you to leave the house. You might be stolen.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Nah, there's too much sass in my ass for that. :D

*scoops you a bowl*
bitchygrrl
Mar. 18th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
*Eats* Yummy. I owe you a recipe for cheesecake or pecan pie.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Shuuuh. I have the Texas State Fair Blue Ribbon recipe for Pecan pie. :D Now, if you wanna come down here and cook me some homemade cake with cream cheese frosting? Mmmm.
bitchygrrl
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Chocolate chip carrot cake with cream cheese frosting coming up.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
*passes out*
bitchygrrl
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
I CTFU everytime I see that icon.
*revives you*
*gives you big ass pice of cake*
tx_cronopio
Mar. 18th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Tks for posting, I've been thinking about you!

Hee, we are on the same page. I have the Descent of the Parents tomorrow and am making jambalaya. It's cool and rainy here, too.

Hang in there, my sweet. You are badder than the baddest bad-ass in the valley---and you can whip the sweet little innocent ones too. xox
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Hi, Pat!! *hugs* We will survive our families...

*sneaks a bite of your grub*
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stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love that store. You might like Eileen Fischer, too. Free flowy/loose and feminine clothes.

Mmmm, chili. And I do not ahhere to the Texan idea that chili has no beans.
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stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
GAH! YES. Ooh! Someone has made their broom shoot into their hands! Loook! Floating candles! It's a MIRACLE! Balls and PANTS.
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stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Derrrr..... That's unpossible!

*swishes and flicks*
cherusha
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
I just got home.

*crawls into your lap and dies*
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor BABY!

*pats lap, tucks blanket around you and cuddles* Hot cocoa or hot toddy? *smoothes hair, rocks you back and forth*
cherusha
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Leftover miracle-gumbo?

*eyes pot*

:D
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
(heh - I took some icons, too.)

Gumbo, coming up. *barely keeps self from spoon feeding you, you look so forlorn!*
cherusha
Mar. 18th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
*chomp*

It would've been much better if I was able to sleep last night.

I am Ru-zombie. PHEAR!
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
I SAW!! Too bad I turned into a zombie as you were dropping off (supposedly) Woke up at 4 and couldn't go back to sleep until 6.

You should sleep now! Poor, poor Ru. *rubs circles on your back*

I have no funny today, it seems. I am MotherBot. *brings you things*
cherusha
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
:* I don't need no funny; just your sweet, sweet loving.


maybe Johnny Depp
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha! *can only provide one - Depp. Wait...*

Seriously - fuzzy socks, warm blankets, full tummy, kiss on the head from me, and bed. Don't you need those things and have it followed by sleep?
cherusha
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Also someone warm to cuddle. I am not picky. I will even take Mister Phlegm.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
DITTO. And who is Mister Phlegm?
cherusha
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
Harry Caray! *bobbles his head*

(oh, my unsolicited name for one of your kitties. I name names because I care.)
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Oh, Drooly McSpitsalot? He is on the OUTS with me currently. He is too good for the litter box, apparently and prefers using the laundry room floor. THANKS.

*puts him to sleep so fast your HEAD SPINS*
screaming_mimie
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Justin Wilson, yer my hero.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
DAMN, that man could cook. Mmmmmmm.
screaming_mimie
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
I loved watching him every Saturday morning with 'jus a lil bit o' wine right dere'.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Shoooo-ey! Little bit dere fa drinkin', little bit dere for the cookin'...

Same here. I still make his version of pot roast, MMMMMMM.
screaming_mimie
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
I think of him fondly every time I'm cutting onyons.
julia_here
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Sounds down rigth tasty, althpugh I've converted to D.L.Jardines, because it's got more of the fresh cayenne pepper top notes and less of the brine tank about it.

Blankies and on demand feeding sounds downright seductive, although hard to do at our house tonight, as the larger child is at work (and has some mysterious social life going on, having gone out for breakfast after an early meeting this morning, and "probably" going to the early show of V for Vendetta tomorrow) and the smaller one is in transit from the state Thespian Conferance and will hit the house like very old and badly stored dynamite sometime around nine.

Julia, with a list of things accomplished today that includes the purchase of a Jones New York skirt for $14... that I've wanted since it was $109.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ho, ho, hold up. Brine taste? In Tony's? I'll take your word on it. Oooh, DL Jardine's has a BBQ sauce for chicken that is SOO good: Chicken Lickin'. (And I approve of them as it's based in San Antonio. But seriously: Tony's goes in EVERYTHING here.)

Oooh, way to go on the shopping! There is nothing like getting something cheap - something that is of a good quality, that is.

*pours you a bowl, scootches over on the sofa* And they're all dropping like flies around me now... Light weights.
julia_here
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
I think Tabasco is fermented longer, is what it is. We were the recipient of a flight delay at DFW and there's a store there that sells a bunch of different kinds of pepper sauces- the dorky stuff like Dave's Insanity sauce, but also a ton of different Cayenne/ Habenero/ Jalapeno/Thai Dragon et'c and so on.

What goes fastest at our house is Sriracha, though, which gets stuck in half the meals we cook.

Julia, counting down to the arrival of Miss "No Sleep, 72 Hours with Other Teenagers, Concerta All Gone" in about 88 minutes.
stoney321
Mar. 18th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhhh. And I rarely use Tabasco brand. That's like coke here: all soda is coke. All hot pepper sauce is tabasco. I use a brand called Cholula. Made across the border and goood.

Although I love with a firey (ahem) passion the Tabasco with Chipotle and use it as a steak sauce. Mmmmm.
paynbow
Mar. 18th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Chris Columbus IS a hack...and he has an unfortunate name. C'MON parents! Don't be mean! You just know he was tortured as a kid. "Discover anything today, Columbus?" Anyway, his movies are enormous Quiddich matches and nice "acting" from the kids. The seams are so apparent. He's from the Lucas school of directing: I love special effects but acting can go hang. Which is why GoF and PoA are SOOOO much better. Character! Wow, look at that!
stoney321
Mar. 19th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
Definitely, definitely...

PoA was AMAZING. Especially in comparison to the first two.
violethamster
Mar. 19th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I've always wanted to try to make gumbo. Mmmmmmm.

But since we don't have Tony Chacheres around here, what sort of stuff is in him? Is shambling after some random guy named Tony going braaaaiiiiinnnss a suitable substitution?
stoney321
Mar. 19th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
TRISH!!! *grabs you*

Yes, that should work, but mostly... no. Let's see. Garlic powder, pepper, salt, red pepper flakes...

Screw that. I still have your address. Check your mail box this week. IT IS A CRIME THAT YOU CANNOT BUY IT.
violethamster
Mar. 19th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, you are very sweet. And you save me from cannibalism, which is a plus. Although I hate to put you to trouble, and I could scout around locally to see if I could find something of a similar nature.

I shall email you my new address anyways.
winterlive
Mar. 19th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
arrrrrrmf gumbo. gumbo goes in HERE. *mouth*

stoney come take this poll.

i'm going to go back through your entries now and make many comments. HI.
stoney321
Mar. 19th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
GUMBO GOODNESS. *eating leftovers for lunch RIGHT NOW, YUM*

HELLO, WEENTER. The fahk? Fahking lahv you, beetch.
winterlive
Mar. 19th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
HELLO MY STOHNEY. you're fahking byootiful, baby, shut up. send me some of that gumbo. <3

stone, i cannot WAIT for fricking july omg.
crayonbreakygal
Mar. 19th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Mmmm. I can smell it all the way at my house.

Hope your day was better with the kitty snuggling.
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