Yesterday on Facebook I had written something about going out to eat Mexican yesterday and a friend suggested I take every opportunity for a dinner date with my husband. I had to laugh. Vince would go out to eat every meal if it were up to him because he knows once we’re out of the house, he can stop at Lowe’s or the flea market or the pallet store. Plus, his idea of going out to eat is McDonald’s or some all you can eat buffet for $5.99 so you know what kind of food that is, plus the germs that end up on that buffet. No . . I will fall in the floor and pitch a screaming fit to get to stay at home, cook and eat my own cooking. OK . . maybe I won’t really get on the floor and pitch a fit but I do my best to eat meals at home.
I think I’m a decent cook. I like a lot of foods Vince doesn’t like but he likes a lot of foods I don’t like. I will cook something with marinara from time to time, even though for 25+ years, I’ve tried to like it and I just don’t. I can rinse the sauce off my meatball and have it over pasta with butter.
My preference for seasoning is too spicy for Vince so I’ve learned to leave off some of the spice and add more to my plate. I don’t mind cooking so, other than him feeling like going out to eat is a way to get to go shopping, there’s no reason we can’t eat at home almost every meal.
This morning The Bayou Bandit was at the Lowe’s parking lot in Carthage, as he is most Saturdays. I had ordered crab cakes and wanted more andouille so we left the house bright and early to go grab our cajun food for the next couple of weeks. We also got a couple of pounds of grouper that I’ll cook this week. We left there and Vince said “Want to go eat breakfast or would you rather eat at home?” Let me think about that! Of course I wanted to eat at home.
But . . “Do you mind if I stop by Lowe’s?” No! We were already in the parking lot. He went in, got what he needed and I stayed in the car.
We were home before 9 so I fixed breakfast.
Now that we have a source for getting andouille, there’s always a stick in the fridge. I chopped andouille, onions and jalapeno peppers and sauteed those.
I opened and drained a pint of canned potatoes.
I used the metal spatula to cut them into pieces. I browned them in a mix of butter and coconut oil and added onions, jalapeno pepper and Cajun Redhead seasoning.
Once the sausage, onions and peppers were sauteed, I removed those from the pot, added eggs, scrambled those and added the sausage, onions and peppers to the eggs.
We had this in a flour tortilla, topped with pepper jack cheese. Vince had salsa and I used pico.
I’m sure there are places that would serve a better breakfast but it wouldn’t be the places where we would have gone had we eaten out.
Rebecca L says
That looks like what I would want to eat! There is a restaurant nearby that makes good breakfast burritos, and/but they’re huge.
I wonder how much of your preference for Cajun Redhead is due to it being from Lake Charles? 😉 I’m sure it has other merits…this just comes to mind!
What I like best about it is that it has way less salt than most of the cajun spice mixes. I have to add salt even when using a lot of Cajun Redhead. Also, there’s a hint of something that tastes like crab boil and I love that.
Nelle Coursey says
I like the looks of your breakfast!!
Looks and sounds good. Paul used to fix something like that that’s totally different. LOL But this reminded me and I will have to fix it now that I got some eggs with the price dropped down under $2/doz. If I had energy, I’d go do it right now, but I don’t, so it will wait until next week. =)
Pam Donaldson says
I’m fairly baffled by your food, most of which I’ve never heard of (I live in Scotland). Interesting, though! I didn’t realise that we were so different.
I wonder if there are foods that are popular in your area that we don’t eat.