December 10, 2017 at 13:52
wow!! Wally, you two sure know how to be cozy at home!!
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December 10, 2017 at 13:56
Cozy that’s a good word. It was cozy.
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December 10, 2017 at 15:17
It’s lookin’ awful tasty Brother Wally!!
December 10, 2017 at 15:22
Tasty does not quite capture the moment. It is a bit of heaven on earth!
December 10, 2017 at 15:38
FIRST, you tantalize us with the scrumptious dinner at The Flying Fish, THEN you dangle homemade gumbo, apple pie, and peach cobbler in front of our noses! Wally, you are one cruel dude! 🙂
December 10, 2017 at 15:45
LOL..sorry my friend. All you have to do is get down here and you can have some though! I will say this, though. As bad as Katrina was, it has had an overall positive impact on southern Arkansas. Some really good eats came up this way afterward. I mean, we are close anyway. If I drive fast i can be in Louisiana in about an hour. Good folks, and good food. Oh…and I am off all next week, so we might be cooking some…so I may continue the torture!
December 10, 2017 at 16:11
Now that’s a way to see the silver lining! (Even if it includes Red HOT sauce)
December 10, 2017 at 19:37
Are you not a got sauce fan?
December 10, 2017 at 16:26
I would really appreciate some of that Cajun chow. After seeing your gumbo, it dawned on me that I was making dinner tonight, and it’s a good one; Haluski aka Polish cabbage and noodles.
Dice and fry up a pound of kielbasa and set aside. Dice and soft cook an onion with some minced garlic. Thin slice a head of cabbage. Throw everything in a pot and season with some dashes of Frank’s, 1/4 tsp salt, and I/4 cup of chopped dill. Cover and simmer for a couple of hours unitl the cabbage is soft. Boil up some kluski noodles and then mix everything together. Smacznego!
December 10, 2017 at 18:53
That sounds really, really good! We love cabbage around these parts, usually braised in a skillet
December 10, 2017 at 16:42
Sorry, put this comment with the infamous Flying Fish post in error.
Argh! I almost forgot an important ingredient. A pound of fresh sauerkraut also goes into the big pot with the cabbage
December 10, 2017 at 19:36
Fresh? Like home made? I like kraut too . Sour. Don’t like sweet kraut
December 11, 2017 at 04:45
Fresh as in a plastic bag and refrigerated, usually next to the pork in the meat section, not quite as sour as the canned. No, I’m not a fan of the sweet either.
December 11, 2017 at 06:14
Ohhh. I did not know they sold such a thing
December 11, 2017 at 07:36
Probably a LOT more up here who aren’t far removed from their ethnic German and Eastern European roots who would crave such a thing.
December 11, 2017 at 07:47
I am sure. Although at one time, there was a huge population of German immigrants near us, in the town of Stuttgart. Not really muck of a sense of cultural identity now from what I see, though.
December 11, 2017 at 07:59
Stuttgart, Arkansas? Who knew? Yeah, usually by the 3rd generation the identification is gone. My paternal grandparents immigrated from Poland. My father, like most of the 2nd generation, worked hard to shed his ethnic roots as quickly as possible in order to assimilate and “fit in.” He always got angry about people who identified as Italian-American or African-American, etc. He said American citizens are American, period! It was a real pet peeve of his. Leave it to his “square peg” son to try to go back and dig up some of that Polish background.
December 11, 2017 at 08:39
Yep. Stuttgart, AR. It’s the rice capitol of the universe. Riceland Rice is here, and rice is the primary agricultural product. It’s in the delta, because rice needs much water. Which means it is in the Mississippi River Flyway for migrating birds. So, Stuttgart is also know as the Duck Capitol of the World. Duck hunting is HUGE business.
December 11, 2017 at 10:23
Interesting, Wally. I also looked up Stuttgart, AR on Wikipedia.
December 11, 2017 at 10:24
It’s about 45 minutes away from me. I have guys working there fairly often
December 10, 2017 at 18:33
December 10, 2017 at 18:50
It was indeed!
December 10, 2017 at 19:04
you’re suppose to scoop out those bay leaves before you serve it—or do like I do and tie them in a bundle with cooking twine and tie the line to the pot handle….
but either way, I love me some gumbo….in those immortal words of that famous “Ragin’ Cajun” Justin Wilson, “I garontee!!!!”
December 11, 2017 at 08:16
If you want to send some to the orlando area, I would not complain one bit. LOL. Looks great.
December 11, 2017 at 08:40
Orlando…I fellow who was raised in our church pastored there. Calvary Baptist Church was the name. Bro Anthony Phillips. He and his family are on the way to France now to be missionaries. Oh, the gumbo was great!
December 12, 2017 at 12:06
Yummy for the tummy!
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