I’ll just admit it. I’m still ticked about the election. I have been avoiding websites that mention politics because I absolutely cannot stand to look at Obama, much less read anything having to do with his pathetic self. Yeah, that’s right I used the word pathetic.
Now that I’ve got all the grump out of the way, let’s move on to more positive things…..like gumbo!
Not an actual photo of Lipstick’s gumbo, just some that looks kinda like it
I don’t care how Yankeefied you are (I just made that word up), gumbo is good eats. Just to educate ourselves, I looked up the definition of gumbo.
Gumbo is a spicy, hearty stew or soup, found typically in the states on the Gulf of Mexico in the United States, and very common in the southern part of Louisiana. It is eaten year round, but is usually found during the colder months. This is due to the extended cooking time required, as a large pot full of simmering liquid will heat up the surrounding area.
I was born and raised in Southeast Texas. We are close to Louisiana and are influenced greatly by Southern Louisiana music and food. While growing up, my dad would make gumbo on occasion, usually around the holidays when a bunch of people were coming over. He had a gas burner set up outside and would plan for weeks. No one was allowed to help, not even chop up anything, it was top secret stuff. He always made chicken & sausage gumbo, never seafood gumbo. I am sure that was because seafood is expensive and we had little money. It was the best gumbo you have ever tasted!
To combat my frustration at the
utter stupidity of the American electorate election results, I am in full gumbo planning mode. I am seriously thinking about having all my posts between now and Thanksgiving have gumbo in the title. Why not?
My family is coming to my house for Thanksgiving and we are having……GUMBO! My dad passed away in ’05 and he took his gumbo secrets with him. A few years ago, I had my mom write down what she knew about his recipe. She knew what he bought for it but not all the details. I worked it enough where it is not his exactly, but pretty close.
I am putting all my negative thoughts about the election into planning gumbo! There is nothing more therapeutic than chicken, sausage, file’, okra, roux etc……simmering in the kitchen (wiping drool from chin)….oh wow, I feel better just thinking about it.
Gumbo is not a dish you whip up and eat. That is not how it is done. You plan, you make a list with excitement and anticipation, you go to the grocery store like your heading out to Disney World, you can’t sleep the night before because you are so dang excited to be making your
masterpiece gumbo the next day. It is a work of love and art. Above all else, you make your gumbo a day or two before you want to serve it. It becomes even better sitting in the ice box for 24 to 48 hours.
Yeah, I’m thinking a big pot of gumbo is just what the nation needs to help us get started on the long road that is the next 4 years.
For all you purists out there wondering how in the world a post on gumbo ties in with Governor Palin….. well, I found nothing about gumbo in Going Rogue, but I am sure the Governor would LOVE my dad’s gumbo.
Have a great day!
My Texans kicked butt. Just sayin’.
My Aggies kicked butt. Just sayin’.
First of many. On the interstate near me, the speed limit is 70. Everyone goes about 90. So if the speed limit is 85, I can only imagine how fast people go.
This is just stupid. Never happen, plenty of free loaders in Texas, how the heck we gonna pay for them?
My favorite pizza, love their bread sticks.
Keep it simple stupid.
Who knew? She hauls butt on top of her other talents.
If they get money back from the police, the runners should get at least a partial refund.
It’s getting closer! Maybe I can talk my sis into going with me this year. She is crazier than I am, we’re likely to get arrested.
Even more tips.