Wednesday, December 23, 2009

And Merry Christmas Dad!

Dear Dad,real cajun book
What to get you for Christmas? I know you think that food gifts are for “old people” and you certainly don’t qualify on that front. You won’t be getting any jellies or candies or Hickory Farms cheeses from me. (Not that I’m opposed to giving you the odd sack of licorice when we visit. Your secret is safe with me.) I also know that you don’t need any more computer gear – at least not any that I would be able to choose! But I do know that when you emerge from your office that you and Mom can be found in the kitchen, cooking up one of your latest recipe finds.  I think you two were just waiting until all us kids were grown so you could turn into gourmet chefs!
So here’s my proposal: Mom is happy that I’m blogging again (I’m trying Mom! Three posts in one week!) and I think you and I need to start a father-daughter cooking project. To that end I’m sending you your own copy of the same book I just bought. Why this one? Because the very first recipe in there is for smoked bacon! And more follow – for sausage, boudin, cracklins, and tasso. No, the entire book isn’t about pork, and  yes, you are the best “Real Cajun” cook I know, but I thought it would be fun to keep our family “charcuterie” in business. (Plus I’m a sucker for books that speak rapturously of rice and gravy.)
And now I need to find out where to buy pork bellies!


MagistraCarminum said...

Your mom's not the only on happy to see you blogging again! :-)

Anita said...

Love the thought of cooking with your Dad...wish that I could do that. My Dad has been gone for 16 years and I still miss him every day. Cooking and tasting...ahhhhh, that is pure Father and Daughter Heaven...enjoy!!

Renee said...

Thanks for the sweet encouragement! You two are some of the most faithful bloggers I know - an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Your mom is very happy to be able to "read" her precious daughter's blog which you do so well. You go, girl.! See? Others have been missing you, too.

Love, Mom

EuroMom said...

I must admit I was missing you blog as well.

This cookbook sounds fabulous!