We have a group of friends that we have dinner with once a month. There are usually 8 couples but each month is a different mix because of life responsibilities, traveling, etc. Our hosts, Adonia and Michael, did a wonderful job Saturday. Our theme was Mardi Gras. Adonia and Michael are from south Alabama and have attended a Mardi Gras ball, parades, etc. before moving to SC. They did a wonderful job with decorations, don't you agree?
Living room. Isn't this mask the incredible?
Host and hostess.
Hubby, Stan, and myself.
All the girls.
King Michael, because he found the baby in the King Cake.
The girls again.
The guys. Stan didn't get the memo that it was Men in Black night!
I made Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage.
Simmering on the stove!
Yields 8 servings.
Soak beans in water overnight. Drain, rinse and add fresh water.
Gather all the spices and add to the beans.
Chop the pepper, celery, onion and garlic. Cook in olive oil.
I know this is a weird photo. It is one pound of Chicken Andouille Sausage. I cut in to bite size pieces and added to the beans after simmering for 2 1/2 hours.
Simmering and was so delicious!
Original recipe came from Allrecipes.com at this link.
& at Keeping It Simple Link Party http://craftskeepmesane.blogspot.com/2012/02/motivate-me-monday-109.html
& at Skip To My Lou link Party http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/02/13/made-by-you-monday-86/