Friday, November 27, 2009

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup flour
4 tablespoons creole seasoning
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup bell pepper diced
1/2 cup celery diced
1 1/2 cups sausage, diced, i'm using linguica
3 tablespoons garlic
6 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
hot sauce to taste
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/4 cup green onion, diced

Make It:
Heat oil in cast iron dutch oven over medium high heat. Whisk in flour, add 1 tablespoon creole seasoning, sausage, celery, onion, bell pepper. Stir until vegetables are soft. Add stock, remaining seasoning and garlic. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover, cook for 2 hours. Add chicken, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, parsley, and green onion cook until chicken is cooked through. Stirring occasionally about 30 minutes. Serve over white rice. Enjoy!

Creole Seasoning

1/2 cup kosher salt
1/3 cup paprika
1/4 cup granulated garlic
4 tablespoons onion powder
1/3 cup black pepper
3 tablespoons white pepper
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried basil
1 tablespoon oregano

Make It:
Mix all ingredients. Store in a jar, use in any cajun, creole recipe or on whatever you want. Enjoy!

Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

1 pkg cream cheese
3/4 c mayonaise
1 pkg knorr vegetable dip mix
1/2 pound spinach, chopped
1/2 pkg mushrooms, chopped
3 green onion, chopped
1 can quartered artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2c. shredded parmesan
small french bread slices

Make It:
Heat a small crockpot on low while you chop all the veggies. Add all ingredients to crockpot and stir. Cover cook on low for two hours, stirring often. Serve with bread on side. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is our whole pig! Mike bbq'd it, so good!

Roast turkey!

My sister made homemade green bean casserole!
Roasted red potatoes with dill and italian parsley!
And of course, Pumpkin Pie!