TGIF, and what a week it’s been on the blog. Let’s do a recap! We started off the week with our Halloween themed treats. We made Candy Corn Jell-O Shots that were so fun and colorful, and than we shared a collaborative post featuring our favorite Halloween themed recipes from some of our favorite bloggers. The Happy Halloween post is just too fun to look at if you missed it. And just like that, Halloween was over and we officially entered November! Wednesday’s post we shared what is looking like one of our more popular recipes for Chicken Ricotta Stuffed Shells, and is a must try recipe. We are finishing off this eventful week with a Chicken Gumbo in hopes of bringing some delicious southern flavor to the blog. What a collection of recipes am I right?
This is not your typical super spicy gumbo, which I can appreciate and maybe some others will too. There is such thing as too spicy for some people, and this has all the flavor with minimal spiciness. Yes it’s a little time consuming, but aren’t all the best soups and stews?
This version of gumbo is great for everyone to enjoy. It truly feels like home in every bite, and an overall great introduction to southern food. Even your kids will eat this up.
Keep in the mind, the chicken cubes are incredibly easy to overcook, and the best part of this recipe is super tender chicken in every bite. That and the addition of root beer is perfection. This is yet another recipe from the cookbook “Joy of Cooking,” that we definitely changed up a bit. And you can see what we did by opening up your copy (if you don’t have one you can grab a copy HERE) and turning to page 176 where you will find the original recipe.
For those that are just tuning in, we’ve taken on the challenge to cook through “Joy of Cooking” updating some of the older recipes and providing easier to follow instructions. The cookbook also has zero photo’s, and if you are like me, you are a visual learner. It’s been quite a challenge to cook some of the recipes I’ve never heard of without any visuals. Hopefully this will help others that are also visual people.
That concludes our post for today, and as always, we hope you have enjoyed your time with us! Stay tuned for more recipes starting up again on Monday. Have a great day, and enjoy your weekend!
Quote of the Day: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw