Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seafood Fest ~~fruits de mer fest

Apron by ClemmieV's

fruits de mer Fest

Seafood Fest

1lb. shrimp cleaned & shelled
1 large tomato (chopped) ½ green pepper (chopped)
2 green onion (chopped)
2T. oil                          
1 clove garlic
1 T. tomato paste           
½ c. white wine
Cajun seasoning to taste
Heat skillet to 250 degrees.
Sauté’ garic, green pepper and onion in oil for 3-4 minutes. Add tomato and cook 3 minutes until tender. Add tomato paste, wine, and seasoning. Bring to simmer. Add shrimp and simmer 4-5 minutes. Serve over rice Serves

fruits de mer Fest

Microwave Roux
2/3 cup flour  
¾ cup oil Mix to make paste  6minutes in microwave watch & stir often  

1lb. peeled shrimp                                 
6 oz. crab meat
1 pt. fresh oysters, opt                                  
 2 tsp. salt ½ c. flour                                           ½ c. cooking oil 2 c. chopped onions           
 5 or 6 cloves garlic, minced            
4 c. hot water                      
10oz. pkg. frozen cut okra ¼ tsp black pepper                              
1tsp. red pepper
½ c chopped bell peppers and jalapeno
2 cans Ro-tel tomatoes and chilies 

Roux: In heavy 4 quart Dutch oven combine flour and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring often for 30 minutes or until a dark reddish brown roux is formed.  Add onion peppers and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Stir in hot water and Ro-tel tomatoes. Stir in okra, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add seafood and cook until shrimp turns pink. Serve with rice.                                          

Faire bouillir la langouste (Crawfish boil)

CHICKEN AND SAUAGE GUMBO 1 large whole chicken             1 pkg Eckage sauage ½ c. flour                                        ½ c. cooking oil 2 c. chopped onions              2 celery stalks chopped            ½ c chopped bell peppers   3 green onions chopped 1 T. parsley                        
 salt and pepper to taste                       
 Boil 1 chicken until tender, Debone & remove skin

Save juice In heavy 4 quart pot combine flour and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring often for 30 minutes or until a dark brown (be careful not to burn). Blend Roux with onions and celery. Stir well. Let simmer until veggies are tender. Gradually add water from chicken and cook about 20 minutes. Add chicken and sausage and cook about 20 minutes more. Just before serving add green onions and parsley and cook 5 minutes more.  2 cans okra    and/or 1 can chopped tomatoes can be added with meat.   Serve with rice.     
pattes de crabe


1 small jar Plicate sauce, mild, med. or hot   
1 stick margarine per pound of shrimp
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 can Cream of shrimp or celery soup
1 c. Prego or Ro-tel diced tomatoes and chilies
2 onions, chopped                      
1 bell pepper chopped 2 stocks celery                          
 1 T. sugar
2 bunches green onions, chopped including tops
1 to 2 lbs peeled shrimp
gombo; soupe au gombo 
Sauté’ 2 cups chopped onions and bell pepper in margarine.  In large saucepan, simmer mushroom soup, shrimp or celery soup, tomatoes and picante sauce. Add sautéed onion and shrimp. Cook until done Add green onions.

                                              Aprons by ClemmieV's


Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentines' Day

 Valentine's Day  ~~~~ Looking for that special gift ?
    Flowers are wonderful; Candy is fun, but don’t' last
Adorable coin purses for that special someone




I will be your ladybug


Joie de Vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.
Joie de Vivre
A little French

Add candy kisses for extract love

You hold my Heart


You make my heart sing


Love is in the AIR


Elephants of Joy

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September and Hummingbirds

 September is the peak time for the backyard to turn into a buzzing cloud of Rubythroat hummingbirds  as they gather at the feeders preparing for their southbound migration. It is fascinating to watch these brilliant precision-flying tiny creatures glitter like jewels in the full sun as the congregate at the feeders.
It is Hummingbirds penchant to return to a favorite feeding area, year after year.
I will enjoy these captivating little jewels as long as they hang around, come first of October the tiny little birds will be heading south.

I have"four" feeders setup off the patio, and it has become a full-time job trying to keep them full. The feeders are filled twice sometimes three times a day. Each day two pitchers of sugar water are made up ready to use.
Hummingbirds ,September 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beautiful,stylish Fanny Packs are on the Comeback!

The Fanny Pack is making a Comeback with Color and Style!

Why be weighted down, carrying a Large. cumbersome bag, when you can be hands free and still carry all your essentials?
The fanny pack was an accessory that seems to be valued more for its functionality than its fashion relevance, but now it is stylish and can be fashionable to complete any outfit for Men and Women.

The elusive fanny pack goes by several different names, such as belt pack, hip sack, hip pack and bum bag. 

A Little History on Fanny Packs
The name "fanny pack" is derived from the fact that they were traditionally worn facing the rear above the buttocks, for which "fanny" is a slang term in the United States.
Fanny packs reached the peak of their popularity in the late 1980's and early-to-mid 1990's with the term entering common North American usage by early 1980's.
The fanny pack in the past was a sure mark of an out-of-place, tourist evoking the traditional tourist stereotypes known around the world, or regard them as an item worn by unfashionable or  "Old People."


Countless ideas for carrying a Fanny Pack!  Hiking, Jogging, Bingo Night, Casino, Concerts, Ballgames, Shopping, Garage Selling, Sight Seeing.

How or when would you use a Fanny Pack ? Let me Know !