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Feb 4, 2015

Gumbo Anyone?

The other day my mom asked me to make a pot of gumbo. My face immediately went blank. Gumbo! Gumbo! I have never made gumbo in my life and my mom knows this but was looking at me expectantly. Oh brother....what to do.......what to do??
I thought about it for awhile then did what any self respecting devoted daughter would do.....I Googled a recipe....hehehehehehehehe
Oh goody, there were literally sixty or so to choose from. I copied off several and combined them into my version.
I bought a packaged gumbo starter, added it to a big pot of water and brought that to a rolling boil. This was going to be easy. Then I reduced the heat.
I finely chopped a couple of stalks of celery, one medium onion and a fourth cup of garlic.
In a skillet, I made three dozen breakfast sausage meatballs to fry and drain. I added them to the pot along with a bag of frozen peeled and cleaned shrimp, one small package of frozen Okra and three thinly sliced links. The smells coming from that pot was really starting to make my mouth water. A couple of tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce was the final ingredient. All of this simmered for an hour.
 I served it over steaming rice and the cute little clam chowder crackers sprinkled over top. Mom loved it.........all is well!!


Needled Mom said...

That looks and sounds delicious.

Vicki H said...

I was raised in MN and we didn't have gumbo. It sounds great.

diane said...

Oohhh the picture made me hungry. I ate it at a restaurant once and loved it so decided to try and make it. it was quite sometime ago and now am thinking I should try again. No wonder I'm hungry it's almost lunch time and no breakfast either.

Gari in AL said...

My mouth started watering as I read through your gumbo journey. I think I must make some for us. Thanks a lot!

Paula, the quilter said...

Now you've gone and done it. I think I need to eat my turkey sandwich in an early lunch.

Gene Black said...

It sounds really good to me too!

barcord said...

Sounds like a very tasty dish for a cold winter day.

Anonymous said...

I love the story of how this came about. LOL. Your mom's expectations were fulfilled - you really can do anything! =) Sounds delicious and looks even better.

Tammy said...

h my that sounds delicious. I love gumbo but have never coked it myself. My sister and brother make it and always save some for me..

Marie said...

Your Gumbo sounds delish!!Bless you for being the daughter you are!! I have been so very thankful for my girls. Since Ray's passing on the 17th of January they have really been a blessing for me. Have a beautiful day and many hugs coming your way my friend! Hugs, Marie


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