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.
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.
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.