Wednesday, February 25, 2004

2004 resolution report, week 9

in honor of mardi gras, i decided to try my hand at something new orleans-ish. so i found a recipe for chicken gumbo that had neither shrimp nor okra in it. not as easy as it sounds. the finding the recipe part, not the recipe itself.

the only thing i changed from the recipe was that i did not get a whole chicken and cut it into 14 pieces. i mean come on, i'm pregnant AND have a 2 year old. spending time in the kitchen trying to figure out how to make a whole chicken into 14 skinless pieces is not the way i need to be spending my time. so i got about 3 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken boobs instead and cut each one into 3 or 4 pieces. AND i didn't burn the roux. so there.

it turned out pretty well. not very spicy, which is good for me. there was lots of it-it almost filled up my beautiful new 9 qt oval casserole/stockpot. i brought some into work to share on monday, we gave some to steve and lis on monday night for dinner because lis is having back problems AND they'd had a shitty night's sleep, and i put a few yogurt containers full in the freezer.

that means i only have to think of one recipe this weekend. i'm thinking it's going to be a baked good. i haven't really done much baking lately. it helps when there is some holiday or occasion happening during the week. i've already got an irish stew picked out for the week of st patty's day. next week is dr suess's 100th birthday-maybe i should try my hand at green eggs and ham????


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