Down south, Monday is the day most associated with red beans and rice. Something to do with women’s work, hanging out the laundry and reusing Sunday dinner’s hambone. I think it’s because they never get snow...because if they did, red beans and rice would be most associated with snow days. It’s hearty, comforting, and can be made with pantry items, some on hand herbs and seasonings, plus the holy trinity of celery, onions, and green peppers that most of us keep in our refrigerator. .
The picture does this dish NO justice. I wish y’all could get a taste of the flavors packed into these red beans and rice. The rice is long grain white rice cooked in beef broth and garlic. I sautéed the celery and onion together in a homemade creole seasoning and water broth until the celery was soft. In went fresh tomato and I cheated for time on this with canned red beans but next time I will be using fresh. I cooked the beef sausage separate to get a nice brown on it then added it to the mix once the beans were done. Plated and topped with green onion #drool#redbeansandrice#beef#sausage#greenonion#delicious
San Diego is frigid. Highs have been in the 60s for weeks. It's rained pretty much every day. I had frost on my car. For real. Oh. My. God.
In a small way, this is good. As I wonder where I might retire to (in many years), the main challenge is finding someplace way less expensive to live Than San Diego, while having the same great weather. But if it's going to turn into a frozen swamp here then I can obviously be less picky about weather.