Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shrimp Creole Saturdee

Happy Sunday, y'all; I'm so happy!  My computer's back up and our new floors are complete.  This was a busy weekend and I'm sure my husband will be refusing any house reno ideas I have for a while to come.  While he was laying floor, my friend and I gathered the clutter that became very apparent to me since the hubs had it all piled in the middle of the dining room floor and decided to put together a yard sale.  I started poking my nose through all the nooks and crannies of the house and ended up profiting $88 for myself off the massive pile that I'd accumulated.  My friend made $47 for her stuff and our girls profited $6 for their lemonade/water sales.  Not bad for an impromptu sale, huh?
     To celebrate I made shrimp creole (inspired by my friend over at Cajun Delights blog) and cuddled up on the couch with my better half to watch The Ghost Writer...not our favorite movie but, not horrible.  After combing through adds for estate sales or auctions this morning, I've realized there's not a lot going on so I'm about to step out to the flea market to see if there are any good finds.  Last time I went there I found two  solid wood high back bar stools ($70 bucks for the pair). 

Here are pics of the dinner from start to finish.  As a side note, I'd like to add that I believe it's imperative to add the flour and oil, in equal amounts (here 1/4 cup ea. bacon drippings & flour), at the same time so that the flour and fat have equal cooking time.  I also believe that all roux should be made in a cast iron skillet.  See...

The Creole trifecta: bell pepper, onion, and celery.bubble, bubble, simmer, splatterThe finished product.
oooo weeeeeee!

1 comment:

Marguerite said...

Your shrimp creole looks great and now you've got me craving it! Thanks so much for the nice shout-out, cher!