Friday, 28 February 2014
We need an injection of fun into this dreary weather. We even ran away for a holiday to Thailand for a week, and it was like being transported into the summer. But now, back here, with the February rain and flooding.
Music: Spotify playlist. The music was okay for a bit, but wasn't floating our boat. So we whacked on the Hugh Laurie album which is down the same road, but for some reason we enjoyed more.
Rye fits in well here and I had mine without Absinthe (as however much I try to like the stuff, I just ain't into aniseed).
Mr B's Gumbo Ya Ya
This was a really involved recipe that involved boiling a whole chicken, making a stock from that water and then shredding it from the bones. It was a bit of a pallaver but a new way to make something and the results... oh the results.
Utterly delicious. You know when you're just eating and smiling?
I think it looks a bit... anaemic, especially compare against the recipe picture, but we can work on that for next time.
The cornbread (ingredients being butter and flour and more butter) was really lovely.
I upped the chillies in it and I think whilst not particularly useful against the gumbo, as a snackette on its own will give it more presence. I omitted the prawns as I thought it would be nicer without. Shall maybe try with next time.