Saturday, June 13, 2009

Red Beans and Rice

Even though it was quite warm yesterday, we had a desire to cook Red Beans and Rice. Many years ago, back to the days of the Michael Douglas Show, Louis Armstrong was a guest and he cooked Red Beans and Rice. I tried it immediately (those were the days when I was doing the cooking and the Trout still went to work). We loved it--at least we have fond memories of enjoying the dish.

However, because of several moves, the recipe was lost. I have been searching the Internet for years looking for Louis' red bean recipe. We tried one that was supposed to be his 'original' several months ago, but it was not very good. So, when I saw Sam's recipe on "My Carolina Kitchen" blog, I knew we had to try it. It was very, very good!

I have a picture of the completed dish and I also took a picture of my latest project. I am working on my embroidery machine again and I just had to make a kitchen towel with my blog's name. It was fun and it looks good with my red small appliances and pots. Yes, I know--the towel needs ironing!

Sam has a great blog "My Carolina Kitchen" and you will find the Red Beans and Rice recipe here.


  1. Love Sam's blog and this recipe. Your kitchen towel is so cute. You should go into business making them for all of us bloggers. I would buy one!

  2. Hi Penny--thanks for stopping by. I occasionally lurk on your blog also :) My daughters have been after me to get into the "embroidery business", but so far have not wanted to get into a business. I made my daughter's ringbearer pillow 12 years ago, and she wanted me to get into custom work then. Maybe..someday..

  3. That is an impressive kitchen towel! I, too, am a lover of Sam's blog and these beans and rice look really wonderful. Have a great day.

  4. The recipe sounds like that is some pretty good eating!

  5. That recipe looks yummy. I'll have to check out the blog you mentioned. How fun to be able to embroider that way.

  6. Susan, I'm thrilled you liked my red beans and rice and even more thrilled that you've mentioned me on your blog. What a great compliment. Many many thanks.

    Your kitchen towel is gorgeous. I embroidered as a child but was never very good at it. Looks like you're a pro at it.

    I'm anxious to read your post about Facebook. I'm just learning about it myself. Friends encouraged us to give it a try. We were reluctant but set up an account. Then they said, "someone has to write something on your wall or people will think you don't have any friends." Gosh - I've got a lot to learn.

    Thanks for following my blog. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to find yours. See you again soon.

  7. Your kitchen towel is so cute! We love red beans and rice. The first time we had it was in New Orleans on our honeymoon. I bought a recipe card at a gift shop and made it many times over the years. Like you, the recipe got lost!! I'm very glad you've found a good one and I'm popping over to "My Carolina Kitchen" to check it out.

    - Suzanne