Friday, November 14, 2014
Thermometer is reading Gumbo today
I'm loving this cold. The Norse DNA in my blood always allowed me to enjoy sitting outside in nothing but my silkies in Bridgeport CA when I was there doing Cold Weather / Mountain Warfare Training with 3 feet of snow on the ground. I'd get up early to go sit outside for a few minutes and really go into a deep meditative state. The guys I was with could never wrap their minds around how a boy from Texas tolerated the cold so well. It's all in the DNA baby.
Right about this time every year is when all those bags of shrimp I've been piling up over the last several months come in handy. We've got a big ole' pot of Shrimp and Sausage gumbo planned for the weekend. We don't buy our roux either. We make our own nice and dark. The darker the roux the better if you ask me. I may even freak it a little more with a pound or two of dungeness crab I've got put up. The more seafood you add the sweeter it will get.
Who else has good eats planned for the weekend?
I'm still waiting on North Texan to send me pictures of his Swine IED to post up so we can see how that came out. What's the hold up dude?