Category: New Orleans

Red beans, rice and clean clothes on Mondays

Andouille Festival

In Louisiana where my husband grew up, Monday dinner is always red beans and rice. Monday is laundry day, so you put your beans, onions, garlic, bayleaf and seasonings in the pot in the morning, and let them cook all day while you do the laundry. I put mine in the crock pot and go…

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Sunday Supper, January 3rd, Use Leftover Rice from January 1st

The top answer to What’s the best Sunday Supper menu? “One that uses or produces leftovers.” Since tonight’s meal followed a traditional meal on January 1st consisting of black-eyed peas, rice or Hoppin’ John and collards or greens, I thought of making dessert with the leftover rice. We usually make a large pot of rice…

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King Cake New Orleans style

My husband and I met in New Orleans at Culinary School.  He likes to say we met over a hot stove. It was August in New Orleans so I’m sure it was hot.  My husband grew up in Louisiana, in a small town about 30 miles west of New Orleans named LaPlace. I’m sure you’ve…

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