Friday, May 7, 2010

Back in Business!

We have a stove, a sink, a fridge, a microwave, and a dishwasher! All the beautiful comforts of home and I’m one happy cooker. Yesterday I ran into my favorite local used book store and found the same book on the shelf that was waiting for me at the library. What a happy coincidence. It was an autographed copy to boot!  It’s not a brand new book, but since my love for Brennan’s of Houston is no secret, I’m thrilled to add The Kitchen Table to my collection.
The first recipe was incredible. I’m going to spending my summer vacation with this one I can tell! This morning I roasted fresh corn and jalapenos to go into the Corn Pound Cake. (Think “cornbread with honey in it, baked in a loaf pan”).
Next comes the Maque Choux. For you non-Cajuns, it’s a mixture of fresh corn, okra, onion, tomatoes, and peppers. This one is a little more upscale because it features shrimp. You finish it off with some Worcestershire, Tabasco, and a lot of butter! Randy Evans, you are my new best friend.
veggies in skillet
Toast the pound cake.
toasted corn poundcake
Plate and serve. 
shrimp maque choux


Laura PARING DOWN said...

Hi, there!

I'm Laura from Paring Down. I found you via Southern Inspirations, and when I saw the word Tabasco, I knew I needed to be your newest follower.

Happy Mother's Day!!!

:) Laura

Anonymous said...

Delicious!! Corny pound cake - oh my! I love any cornbread and that looks so good.

Anonymous said...

Renee, thanks for referencing the cookbook. I've had it on my shelf and need to break it open again. Cajun food is becoming my favorite over Mexican.
Also, I didn't realize that you home schooled. This is our 22nd year with one more to go. Definitely looking forward to new things but have learned beyond my expectations.
Have a wonderful day!

Nezzy said...

This Ozark farm chick was pulled in by the chocolate but honey stand back and let me in....this looks delicious. Yep, I like it spicy...I'm just that kinda gal. I'm so happy I popped over.

From the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Diana said...

Sounds great!