I called Vince in for dinner and when he opened the door, he stopped and said “It smells like Louisiana in here!” What a compliment! When Vince and I first met many years ago, he wasn’t so crazy about Louisiana food and he thought my cooking was too spicy but either I’ve toned it down or he’s gotten used to it because he loves it now. In fact, the other morning, it was about 10 a.m. and he said “You know what I would love to have today?” I said “What?” and he said “A sandwich from Darrell’s!” That probably my all time favorite place to eat in Lake Charles. I said “That isn’t going to happen!” He said “It could if we get in the car and drive like hell!” Nope . . we didn’t.
Our meal today was leftover prime rib, roasted garlic, mixed greens from the garden (mostly collards) and cream peas from last year’s garden. The greens were seasoned with sausage from Zwolle, Louisiana and that’s what caused the kitchen to smell like Louisiana.
I’m so happy that I love to cook; that we love having a garden; and that we both would rather eat at home than most anywhere else . . except for a sandwich from Darrell’s! 🙂