Midwest Southern Style
This morning I felt like eating red beans and rice. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not big into Southern style foods…..I mean, I still don’t understand the purpose of a biscuit with a meal. Fried foods and lots of gravy has never been my thing. However, red beans and rice is something I can flow with. So, I went to work starting out by browning some spicy sausage that came from my family’s pig. I added some onions and kidney beans along with TONS of garlic.
Of meats, cured meats or sausage type meats are about all I can handle…….and in small amounts. I added meat for one reason, I was making a big batch so that I could have some lunches for the man and he gots to have his meat! I then added rice and some more seasoning. On the side I put a load of garden greens with a honey mustard vinaigrette!
I plopped some cilantro in the mix for some good freshness. The dressing is basically olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon, honey, and salt. I don’t measure (sorry) but just add things until I get the consistency I like.
I should mention that I had oatmeal with banana, strawberry and peanut butter this morning.
Tomorrow I am working an event I coordinated at work and it includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, all of which I organized so it’ll be good. I’ll do my very bestest to photograph!!!
Question: Do you like Southern food? If so, what is your favorite?