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    this is going to be my new blogsite for regular rants of mine.

    This hopefully will supplement my webpages.

    please, if you comment stay on subject. I am interested in feedback, especially real thoughtful feedback. if you don't agree with what i believe that's fine too, but argue about why you believe differently, if that's appropriate.

    and of course, this is for fun interest and for something to think about, not to offend anyone's ideas or beliefs.

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Jumbalaya

every now and then i like to cook, and i like to experiment when i cook. really, i just put a bunch of stuff in the same skillet or pot and heat it up.

my favorite so far has been making spaghetti sauce from scratch, with stewed tomatoes and add chunks of different types of tomatoes, green peppers, garlic, and onions.

i just recently made a new dish that everyone likes: spicy green beans. you just take green beans and add garlic, tomatoes, and hot sauce. i have this “Sissy Sauce” that i add to it that is like hot spicy ketchup.

i got it in Nashville, Tennessee, i haven’t tried to get it in Ohio yet, but i bet it’s on the internet somewhere. it’s in a glass bottle shaped like one of those old liquor “canteens” that you see in the Westerns.

if you just try to make spicy green beans you will get it, and it really works  just season as hot as you want. i didn’t think it would work when i tried it, but it does.

i still want to make my own lasagna and meatloaf, those are on the horizon, i want to put blue cheese in them both to see how that tastes.

In the meantime, i ran across a recipe for jumbalaya which is not much different from gumbo, (depending on who you ask), and there are northern, Louisiana, Creole, and Italian versions of those recipes. usually the “italian” version is just substitute the rice with pasta, which is craziness in the South !

the recipe i was given had directions for cooking everything separately and cooking it together. cooking everything separately is quicker, but all the tastes wouldn’t combine, and traditionalists say cook it all together like a stew so it all blends together.

the point of this post was that it is the funnest recipe ever ! you take rice and a bunch of vegetables and some meat and mix it all together and add some spicy stuff and let it cook for hours ! you could probably add peanuts or almonds if you’re good but i don’t think beans would work in it.

chili or bean soup is next on the list though. ha ha !


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