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Super Bowl Sunday – How About Gumbo?

The Super Bowl is such a big event in the US and I tried to think of something that would be a good dish to serve during the game.  I thought of the teams in the Super Bowl that are from Seattle and Denver and nothing struck me as being a unique option for the game.  I also thought about the location of this year’s game which is New Jersey and just outside New York City but the only thing that came to mind was Pizza and Chicken Wings. That would be the two most popular options for the game here in the States.  I have made all types of appetizers for the meal and couldn’t think of any of that I haven’t already shared.

The other day I had one of my cookbooks out for reference and Dale saw a recipe for gumbo and mentioned how he thought that would be good.  As I read it, I realized it would be a great option for game day. One reason it appeals to me so much is because it does not include Shrimp and that is something I do not have a taste for.

Visiting New Orleans and Louisiana is on my bucket list and I think a bowl of this gumbo would move it to the very top of my list. It makes a large portion s0 I would have to make it when I was expecting a crowd.  I know sometimes churches and other organizations have soup night and I think this would be a great option for one of those events too.  The recipe includes two teaspoons of file’ powder as being optional and I am not familiar with that ingredient at all.  Are you? It is served over rice and I am sure they are referring to white rice but brown rice could be substituted if that is your preference.

I included an easy recipe for chili that was at the bottom of the page in this cookbook, Cooking with Authority published by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority.  Wow, I have featured so many recipes from this book that it has become one of my favorites.  Thanks to my friend Dixie for giving it to me after finding it at a yard sale.

I really think the second most important part of the Super Bowl is the food and you see so many wonderful ideas for the day.  If you have been dieting since the first of the year as part of your New Year’s resolution, this would be the perfect time to reward yourself with something especially tasty.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone and go Broncos and Peyton Manning.  He was born in New Orleans, you know?

sausage gumbo

4 responses »

  1. I love to make gumbo! And I don’t use file powder because I don’t care for the slight sassafrass flavor that it imparts. You could always make Rocky Mountain Oysters in honor of Peyton and the Broncos!

  2. Pingback: A Deep South Tradition? Mississippi Gumbo Topped With Turnip Salad | So Does That Mean I'm SOUTHERN?

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