Giggles and Gumbo.

Untitled I've been consumed with a whole bunch of this.  Giggles, squeals, clapping, "talking".  The whole nine.  Baby A is the best and she has transformed our world as we know it.

gumbo

I have New Orleans roots so gumbo is one of the foods I grew up on as a child.  I had never attempted to make it before, left that up to my mom.  Since we were going to most likely get a lot of snow this weekend, be stuck inside the house and I have had a hankering for some gumbo; I decided to try my hand at it.

Although I found a couple recipes to work from, I needed my mom to walk me through the way it's really done (thanks xox!).  I used king crab legs, shrimp, bay scallops and little-neck clams. Only burnt the roux once!  Raul had three bowls and when I brought over some leftovers to my parents, they gave it a big gold starred seal of approval as well.  I loved it too but it is a long process, won't be making that again for awhile.

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We went to Whole Foods for dinner and there was an illustrated sign for this Sumo fruit.  There was sumo wrestling fruit in the illo!  I had to try this citrus at this point.  It's pretty okay, a milder type of orange is how I would describe it.  They are only available for a little over a month, go try it too.

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We got more snow this weekend but these bird pics are from the weekend before.  Raul noticed the birds first and they were everywhere.  I love their little round fat bodies so I snapped some shots before they kept it moving.