My First Fat Tuesday Gumbo
Feb. 17, 2010 5:28 am
Updated: Feb. 17, 2010 12:08 pm
son, Quinn, is studying French in High School. Tonight, the Monticello
High School French Club held a wonderful Mardis Gras pot luck. His
French teacher, Madame Bryant, asked that we bring a gumbo. I had never
made a gumbo before. I made as healthy a version as I could and was
very happy with how it turned out. I think others were too, the pot was
empty by the end of the evening.
As part of the night's festivities, the students put on a small, very
funny, skit. they did it in both French and English, for those of us
who are not Francophones. The evening was topped off with King Cake
shipped in from New Orleans. And I ended up with one of the figurines
and was King of the Mardi Gras! How cool is that.
gumbo was incredibly full flavored, rich and savory. The flavors were
both distinct and blended in a very satisfying way, but it was only 232
calories, with 11 grams of fat and 2 of fiber.