Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some Men Do And Some Men Don't

Cook that is. I was really looking forward to tonight's meal because I am stepping outside of my "normal" box.
I love cooking and I really love trying new things and even though Texas cooking can never get boring to me, I wanted to try a little something different from another part of the world, Louisiana.

As far as work went, Time was on my side today so I took it easy. I got everything from the "Have Too" list accomplished yesterday, as a matter of fact you could say I kicked that lists butt. So it was on to the "Want too" list for today.

Yesterday on my way to IHop for the middle girls birthday dinner, (her idea not mine) I stopped by the old farm and picked up the awning for the little goat barn I brought home and rebuilt, I guess a month or so ago. This was the first thing I did so I could go ahead and get it out of the way. This will keep the rain from blowing in the little barn and give some shade for the goats this summer.
 All I need to do now is to paint the thing.

With all the time in the world today I decided to go ahead and get my little catch pen done I talked about yesterday.
I took landscape timers I had laying around and cut the rounded part off of them to make it look like a split rail fence. Then my Dad had a piece of hog panel out back of his place and I framed it in for the gate.
 I used it for the first time tonight because I have two little nanny's I got last weekend bagging up and needed to be checked out. I am worried about them because the guy bred them too early. They are just a little over a year old so that puts them being bred on their first heat. I don't like doing that and that is why I have a buck pen.
Sure enough, they should have them in the next couple of days. I guess we will start the labor watch.       

 Sunday supper was a great success. This was the first time I have had or have made Blacken Catfish on a bed of dirty rice covered with Crawfish Etouffee. I almost want to make myself believe the fish was better cooked this way than just deep fried. The crawfish tails made the dish super rich and full of flavor. This is a must do again.  
I topped it all off with a double chocolate cake with a whole can of cream cheese icing in the middle. OMG I bet this made the blood sugar shoot up. 

Yup, all by myself!

I want to welcome a couple of new MDR members this week and thank them for joining the family. You know who you are so thank yall and drop me a line if you need anything. Everyone have a great week and thanks for being a part of the Modern Day Redneck experience with me.  


  1. I don't have to worry about whether or not my blood sugar shoots up with the cake. I KNOW it will. I'm diabetic so sweets are outta the question unless I wanna end up without feet and rolling on the floor in sugar shock. Sure does look tasty though.

  2. Thanks for the comment on my Blog. What kind of goslings? And what are you going to do with that many? My family eats a lot of sweet potatoes and not just at the holidays. I was going to do the hoop house thing and mulching with black landscape fabric to warm the soil. But I think its futile this year. Two years ago it would have worked because our spring started mid-January.

    By sista on Little Mother, Big Babies, Cold Spring and Rhubarb... at 8:18 AM

  3. How about a picture of your geese?

  4. Sista,
    They are the geese you have and I plan to sell every one of them. The April 3rd post has a pic of the geese setting.
    Thank yall for the comments.