My friend Kara invite me to join up with some other military bloggers with a weekly topic. I thought it might be fun.
This week is all about fall.
Favorite things about fall:
Living in the south the biggest thing would be the cooler temperatures. It is so hot here most of the year, that fall it finally starts to cool off a little.
Fall is my favorite season. I love all things apples and all things pumpkin. Sweaters and boots. Hot chocolate and pumpkin spice lattes. Little kids asking for candy in cute costumes. College football. And the start of hockey.
I can open the windows and let some fresh air in. Lighting pumpkin and harvest scented candles.
Of course, fall baking. Apple pies and cakes. Pumpkin pies, breads, and muffins. It is cool enough to turn up my oven and not be overly hot in my kitchen.
I do not have a lot out yet, I would like to do more, but havent bought much yet.
We do not dress up unless we are going to party, so no pics of that.
2 T olive oil 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs 3/4 lb andouille sausage 1/2 lb okra 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped 3 stalks celery chopped 1 yellow onion chopped 2 T flour 2 c chicken broth 1 can diced roma tomatoes salt 1/4 t cayenne pepper steamed rixe
In a large frying an over med-high heat, warm 1 T of the oil. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 8 min. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker, then add the sausages. Scatter the okra, bell pepper, celery and onion on top.l
Return the frying pan to med-high heat and add the remaining 1 T oil Sprinkle the flour in the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 4 min. Stir in the broth and the tomatoes with their juices and raise the heat to med0high. When the mixture comes to a boil, removes the pan from the heat. Season with 1/2 t salt and the cayenne and then pour over the vegetables, chicken and sausages.
Cover and cook on the high heat setting for 4 hrs or the low heat setting for 8 hrs. Season to taste with salt and cayenne. Ladle the gumbo over steamed rice and serve.
I will definitely make this again, if only for Jay.