Monday, September 21, 2009

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

Well, I do. I have been relocated with my job to Mobile Alabama. A really nice place but it ain't NOLA! I spent my last day there last week and it rained nearly all day. I have a picture to prove it. I had beignets at Cafe Du Monde for breakfast, soft shells at Galatoire's for lunch, and I grabbed a bowl of gumbo to take back to the ship for dinner.

I will miss my friends, the shops, the restaurants, the food, and all that goes into New Orleans and makes it so unique. I am planning on spending Halloween there if I can work it out. I guess it was appropriate that it rained the last day I was there.

Farewell for now, I'll return someday.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amy Francisco's Crawfish Etouffée

Hey gang, I am posting this link over to Amy Francisco's Crawfish Etouffée recipe. This one doesn't require a roux, which takes up most of your cooking time. I will have to try this myself soon. Amy is one of our blog readers and I appreciate her offering this recipe, she must've known I love this dish. Check it out and let me know. Thanks again Amy, we appreciate it.

CLICK HERE to see this recipe.

Photo Credit: Pam Roth
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce came to my attention through an e-mail sent to my blog. Now, I love sauces and create a few of my own and I am usually very skeptical about them. They have to be pretty good to get my attention. I went to their website where all their diverse line could be ordered. In a few days I got a bottle of their signature sauce, an "All Purpose Sauce" which I can best describe as a cross between a steak sauce and a barbecue sauce.

My initial taste test consisted of a dab of sauce on a spoon. Wow, a nice dark flavorful sauce. Properly balanced with sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. It was very tasty and a nice thick consistency. Sometimes sauces might be too thin but this was ideal for basting or just pouring on meat. On to test number #2.

For my next test I had fried some country style ribs for dinner. I had my brother over to eat so I thought I could kill two birds with one sauce. I tried the sauce on the pork, again the sauce was darn near perfect. I think it's a winner, my brother Phil, who works as a cook in food service, liked it too. I look forward to trying it while grilling out.

As I looked over the website I liked the story about their origin. A quote from the website says, "In 1968 Country Bob Edson perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977". I love stories like this. I also like the fact they acknowledge Christ as their "CEO." In a time where businesses are terrified to make public their beliefs, Country Bob's makes me proud.

If you go to their website at COUNTRY BOB"S, you can get a coupon for a free bottle of All Purpose Sauce. They also have barbecue sauces, Season Salt spice mixes, and a gift box set with all of their products and even a recipe book. Nice people with a great line of products. Oh, by the way, for the first two people to leave a comment on this post, you will receive a free bottle of the All Purpose Sauce. You need to also e-mail me your mailing address to pass along to Country Bob's if you are in the first two.

Now, I know this is not necessairily cajun or creole, but good food is good food, and this sauce is GREAT! Check them out now!