Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gumbo Cookoff and Family Fun

Sid's Seafood Gumbo
Last night was our family gumbo cookoff that I mentioned in my last post.  It would be almost impossible to choose a winner, which of course we never do.  We've agreed to call these get-togethers "cook-offs" just to add a friendly competition to the cooking part.  

Lee's Gog Gumbo
Here in Louisiana we rarely get more than two people together and NOT have a meal.  It's just part of our culture.  And while it may be a mostly unhealthy part, we choose to hang on to that tradition.  After all, families have to eat, and getting together is way more fun when there's traditional (fattening) foods involved.

Angie's Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
In the end, I have pictures but no clear winner.  We laughed about the first empty pot being declared the winner, but that would discourage making plenty, and when 30+ folks gather, there needs to be plenty of food!  Almost everyone chose to take a bit from each pot and mix it in the same bowl.  That's a way to bow out of the voting and not declare a favorite.
Lee's Pralines
I must admit that they were all delicious, but you know me and sweets, right?  The very best dish was the pile of pralines that Lee brought over.  Sweet, gooey goodness with pecans--it doesn't get much better!

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year of health and happiness.
Happy Quilting,

1 comment:

jenclair said...

My vote for best gumbo will always go to my husband's chicken and sausage gumbo!

I think a family gumbo cook off would be great fun!