Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday

Today is Fat Tuesday, the last HURRAH before Lent begins tomorrow.  And because I'm a newly confirmed Catholic and constantly trying to sharpen my Catholic SkillZ, I wanted to celebrate in style.
And by style I mean jambalaya, an amazing concoction of chicken, shrimp, and sausages melded together with hot sauce, red pepper, cumin, and loads of other spices to give you that extra KICK into Ash Wednesday.  I totally went New Orleans-style for dinner minus the loud music, beads, and parades.

Side note, please note the white cloud of sticky rice heaven piled high in the middle of the dish.  This is my new obsession.  It's sushi rice and is super plump and sticky and delicious.  I discovered it last week when I decided to have Asian Supper Week at home.  Believe it or not, I actually have Chinese relatives who introduced me to many Asian dishes when I was growing up.  Last week I decided to tap back into those childhood memories and explore Asian cuisine again and that's when I discovered sushi rice in all it's stickiness glory.  Please try it.  It's amazing.

So yeah, now that my sporadic thoughts have covered Catholic traditions, sticky rice, and my married-into Asian heritage I think I'll quit while I'm ahead.  At least I like to think I'm ahead.  Tune in tomorrow when my train of thought carries us through the joys of carpet cleaning and leads to how I feel about buying brown eggs versus white eggs.  (That was a joke.)


Perpetual Blind Date said...

My taste buds just went wild. what a way to jump head first into ash wednesday!!

Faye said...

great post! and the dish looks delish!!