Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Where I Come From

People ask me all the time where I'm from. Each time, I hesitate and I usually throw out, "Well, I grew up in Orlando, Florida." I've lived a lot of different places, and my parents have moved around as well, so it's a hard question to answer.

Here's where I've lived:

Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Pineville, Louisiana
Orlando, Florida
Dallas, Texas
Colleyville, Texas
Austin, Texas
New Orleans, Louisiana
Birmingham, Alabama

Tonight, I'm going to my Louisiana roots (my dad's family is from the boot) and my last year in New Orleans, and I cooked up some Crawfish Corn Bisque. It's SO good and SO easy. I promise, this isn't turning into a recipe blog, but I do love to cook.
Here's the recipe:
2 cans cream of potato soup
2 cans evaporated milk
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 t liquid shrimp/crab boil (you can find it by the fish at the grocery store - I use Zatarain's brand)
1 t Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning 
2 pkgs.(12-oz.) frozen crawfish tails, thawed
3 green onions, chopped

Mix all together and heat slowly until warm. Serve over rice to stretch.

When I'm making this for myself, I half the recipe. Tonight, I didn't have any creamed corn, so I just used a can of kernel corn. It's delicious! If you don't already have Tony Chachere's seasoning in your pantry, you have to get it... I use it all the time when I'm cooking. It's a great seasoning! 


If you make it, let me know what you think! You'll feel like you're in New Orleans... I promise!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Printed this off today (yes, I'm a bit behind in reading) and plan to try it.

Thanks for sharing!
Aunt Ann