Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So I remembered my laptop has a built in camera. I'm not exactly getting the hang of using it to take pictures of food, though- this is the best of, like, 10 pictures of the Red Beans and Rice:
It's cold and snowy here. I made a big pot of rib- sticking New Orleans style Red Beans and rice. First, I sauteed the "trinity:" onion, celery, and green bell pepper. Then I added garlic, one Usingers Andouille sausage (diced), tomato paste, Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning, and half a pound of red kidney beans. Cover with water and cook until the beans are soft- about 2 or 3 hours on simmer. Mash some of the beans with a potato masher, and serve over rice. I also browned some smoked Polish sausages and some shrimp to garnish the top- and a scattering of scallion greens (but everyone else polished off the Polish before I got home from Zumba).
I am getting a camera in 3 days; and I am hosting our Holiday Extravaganza Wine Club Party this weekend- so hopefully I'll have some good stuff to post about coming up soon!!