Cold-weather food

It ain’t exactly cold today, but I decided to make this anyway.

Old Fashioned New Orleans Style Chicken Stew

1 package Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix
1 lb Boneless chicken, diced
1 1/2 cup Potatoes, diced
1 cup Carrots, sliced
1 cup Celery, diced
1 cup Onion, diced
Sauté chicken in oil until light brown. Add vegetables and sauté 2 minutes. Add Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix and 5 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serves 6

I’ll probably double the batch and throw in a pound of smoked sausage. Mmm…If you bring some garlic bread, you can come join me. Or dessert.

UPDATE: This. stuff. ROCKS! Well, except for the freakin’ hour it took me to slice and dice all the ingredients. And, yes, I did add some smoked beef sausage…which brings me to a question…Isn’t smoked sausage ready to eat? Apparently, smoked sausage made from beef isn’t. I mean, jeez louise, who would have thought that you had to cook it? It’s smoked. Yeah, sure, the hunk I cut off was a bit mushy, but I thought it was just, you know, supposed to be like that. Luckily, I read the package after eating that piece and sure enough, it said “cook thoroughly”…in really small letters.

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Dog Pic



Thought I’d share a pic of the “three-leggers” for those of you that may be new to the site and have not seen them together. Trey, the black one, is the male and the first one we got. Fancy, the white one, is the female and she, of course, was the second 3ld.

Yes, they are missing the same leg, but that was purely coincidence, I promise.

Morning Wood Week 6

Well, Dear Reader, the Wood is 4-2 and tied for third. We won this week mainly because the opposing team’s coach didn’t change any of the players who had a bye week. Hey, I’m not complaining. A win is a win. We still scored ’cause we still scored over 60 points, which is good enough in this league to win any day.

All in all, the Wood is holding strong…and that’s a good thing.