Growing up, it took me a long time to discover that different families have different takes on holidays. Well, at the Cutbirth house (and if you know us very well, this is something you already know), we go all out. While I don't think there is one right way to do holidays and it has to adapt and change as your family grows, I happen to like the way we do it. Let's see what you think. The presents under the tree and the stockings on Christmas morning are from my parents. Santa brings each person one, "big" unwrapped present. Big doesn't necessarily depict the size of the actual gift. So, why am I telling you this? Well, Santa brought me a wonderful gift last year (Christmas 2009) that I hadn't gotten a chance to use until last night. A Le Cruset Dutch Oven! Because of different diets I have done over the last year and me being so busy and not being home much, I haven't done as much cooking as I like to or that I usually do. At the aforementioned crawfish boil there were a lot of leftovers, and Blane and I shucked the extra crawfish and brought home the meat for me to cook with. Last night I made Crawfish Etoufee, one of Blane's very favorite things. So, I wanted to take a minute to thank Santa for my wonderful gift that made cooking this dish (and future dishes) so much fun!
It was spectacular.
2 weeks ago