Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
Laura Stone

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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