Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Remember a few days ago I shared our travel plan for the next few weeks. Well scratch all of it!!! I’ll tell you why we are scratching it, after I share what my amazing husband has done!
I’ve been the gumbo cooker our whole married life. I’ve downsized the recipe to fit into our RV lifestyle but it still had most of the same flavor. Roy decided recently he was going to make a pot of gumbo himself, for the very first time, EVER!!!
After he researched his mom’s recipe which is what I follow and some ideas from the internet, he put together a list of ingredients we needed to purchase. We did that Sunday after church.
This morning I woke up around 8 am and the aroma of cooking gumbo filled all my senses! He had all the chopping done before I got up. If you’ve been the gumbo cook forever you can imagine what a wonderful experience that was to me!!
He did things a little different than I do but what I am now smelling at 2 pm is magnificent!!! I think we now have a Chauvin household King of Gumbo making!!!! Roy loves gumbo, as do I, and we like to have it often. It is not a quick, simple, nor cheap thing to make. If he’s willing to take this over I’m more than happy to relinquish that honor!!!
The larger induction pot we have is an 8 quart so that’s the biggest gumbo I can make now. After Roy cooking this today he decided we need a bigger one so off to Wal-Mart he went. Got a phone call from him that he found a 16 quart one so he got it!! We’re going to pour whats in this pot into the 16 qt. one and add some more broth so we can have more!!!
Here’s the old and the new pots!
Here’s a photo of the finished gumbo in the 16 quart pot! He’s already thinking of things he’ll tweek for next time. Yes, I’m one happy lady!!
Okay for why we are scratching the travel plan for the next few weeks. See this precious, adorable young girl? Yes, Madisyn Ann Chauvin. She played in her first ever softball game last night. These are photos her dad and Misty sent to us along with a videos of her two at bats. Also some photos I grabbed from her mom’s Facebook page.
About halfway through the game it hit me. We have no business being away from home while she’s playing ball. We loved so much the many years our sons played ball and have always hoped she would follow in her daddy’s footsteps and play ball. Now she is and we’re going to be many states away. My Grannie heart just broke and I went into the living room and told Roy, “We have to go home. This is just not right.” If you’re a grandparent you can certainly understand. We discussed it an are planning to leave here early Thursday morning so we can be home before her 5:45 game on Thursday evening!
Yes we have shirts being printed with Madisyn’s Grannie and Madisyn’s Paw Paw on them! Gotta do this right!!
We’ve cancelled our RV park reservations except for the one at Myrtle Beach. That one we moved to end of the first week in June for two weeks. We can still travel the east coast but we just can’t miss her first softball season!
That’s it for a while folks about our travels. I’ll of course be writing about Madisyn’s games so if 7 year old coach pitch ball appeals to you, stay tuned!!
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