Yum yum. Spicy fried blue crab claws and hot red beans ‘n rice — the breakfast of champions.
I’ll be burping fire all morning. :mrgreen:
Jim and I went by The Cajun Steamer yesterday after work. (The restaurant, not the Ladybug steam cleaners rental place) Yummy place! Has a little sports bar feel to it, but the food is absolutely outstanding! Best damned Cajun food in Birmingham. Hell, best in Alabama I dare say.
I’ve never been much of a fish eater, but one of my weaknesses is crab claws, and the Cajun Steamer definitely has the BEST! The batter is seasoned with a bit of heat, but not to the point of bringing you to tears. The sauce is always fresh tasting (probably homemade) and has ample amounts of horseradish.
Their red beans ‘n rice tastes *just* like that which you’d eat in N’awlins. No matter how good Zatarain’s mixes are, you can’t get shit this good out of a box! These are the kind that take two days to cook! (was so good I had to order an extra plate to go so I could have them for brekkie with my leftover crab claws! *g*)
Every time I walk into that place, I just like to stand in the doorway and smell the air. Jim says that it “smells like home” … he grew up in New Orleans. Me, I’m ‘Bama born and raised, but NOLA was a place I liked to call my “home away from home.”
*sigh* Moving on …
Oh, and for you MACESS’ites (*ahem* Reggie, Darron, et. al.) who are still hanging around, I saw Lorna Mohl. :D She looked great and sounds like she’s enjoying her retirement. I gave her one of my business cards, so I’m hoping she’ll email me and keep in touch.
Seeing her was really cool, because I had just been thinking about her a few days ago and was wondering how she was doing. (Lorna was a 2nd ‘mom’ to me during my time with MACESS and a very good friend.)
I’ve been spending most of my time lately on my food blog, I mean, recipes site. hehe I’ve gotten a LOT of really good feedback from visitors, friends, and family.
If you have recipes, or would like to comment on some I have posted, don’t be shy — feel free to share! :)
I’ve also spent a lot of time coding stuff for my brother’s campaign website. I swear, I think I’m putting more work into his site than all of mine combined! ROFL
It’s all good though … it’s good practice, and will look good on my resume when he’s elected. ;)
psssst! Hey Jeremy, once you’re in office my rates will go up … just so you know. *bg*
Anyways, it’s a lazy rainy day … at some point I’ve got to go clean out my old car. Big Jim is coming over Monday to help us take out my old disk changer (we’re going to put it in Jim’s car after his engine is fixed). I hate to let go of that old car, but I soooooooooooo love my new one. :)
Oooh, and before I forget. I don’t think I posted, but several of you have asked: Jim and I have set a date. June 21st – Summer Solstice. :)