Despite being tired and averse to the cold, I made myself get up and go run with Slow Mode this morning. We ran/walked 10K, which was a lovely start to my Saturday. Then, Scooter's old family came over for a visit. The kids were so excited to see her! After they left, Richard and I went to Costco and did some grocery shopping. I also got in my head that I wanted to make gumbo soon since it's getting cold outside, so we stopped by Albertson's for some non-Costco-sized supplies. (Also, I don't know that Costco carries file!) I did a bit of reading and knitting, but much of my afternoon was consumed with making gumbo.
Being able to make a dark roux without burning it is one point of pride for Louisianians, but it's something I get nervous about as a non-native. I have only made rouxs a few times, and this one was definitely the largest volume I had ever made. I turned on Salt Shaker Radio on Pandora and danced while I whisked the flour and oil, and I did just fine. With a recipe to follow carefully for the other parts of the gumbo, I managed to produce a pretty tasty dish. I think this will be a winter for gumbo.
We invited Richard's fraternity brother, Marco, over for dinner, so I also made a cobbler to go with it. It was nice to have someone to hang out with, but as soon as we finished dinner, I was full of good food and ready for bed. In fact, I'm heading that way now. Tomorrow's looking busy, so I'll definitely benefit from the time change.
|The second gumbo I've ever made--first chicken and sausage!|
Time I woke up: 7:00 am