Saturday, January 11, 2014


Steph and I are trying to get rid of old freezer food, realized we had most of the ingredients for gumbo.

I used 1/2 bacon drippings and 1/2 butter for the roux. Steph got a nice cast iron pot from Electra for Christmas, it was perfect for cooking the roux in the oven.

I simmered chicken on the stove for 1.5 hours, deboned it, then added the sausage and okra.

We cooked the trinity (celery, bell peppers, and onion) in the roux, smelled soooo good. Then mixed everything together.
  (notice the stocking stuffer pot gripper)

 I made rice the next day to go with it, ended up eating this all week and still froze two big bags.


  1. We just had gumbo for Gemma and James' birthday party on the 19th!
    P.S. my dad cooked the gumbo on Saturday and on Sunday when we went to mass, all of our relatives said we smelled like gumbo.