Some Favorites for feeding a parade watching group-
1 ½ cups of chicken
1 cup ham cubed
2 medium tomatoes diced
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoon butter
½ lb fresh mushroomed /sliced
½ cup green pepper & celery
1 onion diced
2 cups of rice /cooked
Sauté all vegetables. Blend flour, salt add water and season to taste. Bring all ingredients to a Boil –add chicken and ham. Let Cook 5 minutes. Serve over Rice.
This recipe -the rice is cooked separately and served like a stew. But If you are brave – when it comes to a boil put in 1 cup of rice (long Grain ) and cook until done.
- Rice is a 1 to 2 cup of liquids .
Usually a Monday Meal in Louisiana ( Monday was the day for chores and laundry) but this can be enjoyed at any time.
Red Beans and Rice
1 lb of dry kidney beans ( soaked over night /cleansed)
1 large onion /chopped
1 clove garlic / minced
1 lb pork sausage (cut in pieces)
4 quart of water
1 tablespoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne paper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Brown sausage, Remove. In dripping brown onion and garlic. Add remaining ingredients –allow to simmer 21/2 hours. Serve over Rice.
After everything is browned – I place all ingredients in Crockpot and let cook. Low (about 6 hrs) Depends on how you like your beans.