22 February 2012

Louisiana, fast! Wait, that's Popeyes...

How is everybody feeling today? I didn't drink last night but I definitely have a food hangover and a food baby... Luckily, it's not a real hangover or baby though so we're good!

Even though Beau was working until midnight, I still wanted to celebrate Mardi Gras... by myself... so depressing... anyway, I wanted to enjoy some NOLA food. It had to be something that I would have leftovers for when B got home and something we'd both enjoy. I searched the internet and came across one recipe but since we can't get collard greens up here, I had to find another recipe. Red beans and rice -- perfect! Two things that I enjoy and it has some type of meat for Beau.

But then I saw it...

'Reduce heat and simmer for two to three hours...'

I didn't get out of work until 3 and still had to go to the store! Dinner at 8pm was not what I had in mind so I may or may not have cheated a bit.

Ok, I completely cheated but can you blame me?

Jazz it up with Zatarain's!
You sang it too, didn't you?
Oh, you didn't?
It was only me???

It still came out pretty good though! However, my mouth is still on fire from the spices in the sausage. I think next time, I will cook them separately, ick!

You can't celebrate Mardi Gras without music!

(not a food photographer, if you couldn't tell)

Hope everyone enjoyed their Fat Tuesday! Have a happy and safe Wednesday!


JeanineL said...

Dont worry I sang it too!!! Im making Zatarain's tonight!

Emily said...

You're not alone! I cheated & used Zatarain's Dirty Rice mix to make Seafood dirty rice with scallops & shrimp last night. Sometimes cheating tastes really good! (and yes, I also sang the song in my head)

Alyssa said...

I definitely took advantage of Fat Tuesday haha! I'm not as awesome as you though, I didn't make any "themed" food!