This morning I began cooking early. There was a chicken to boil.
There was roux to be made.
There were veggies to chop – onions, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, garlic.
A trip to the greenhouse and garden for bay leaves, parsley and green onions.
The gumbo is for tomorrow. Today we’re having beans, sausage and rice, cornbread and coleslaw. Last night I soaked the beans so they’re cooking in the pressure cooker.
I thought I was going to have time to get everything done and leave it all cooking while I went to knitting. Vince is home to keep an eye on it but .. everything takes longer than I planned so I missed knitting today but . . this kitchen surely does smell wonderful!