I hosted a small dinner party later that night for one of my closest friends, Jennifer. It was her 34th Birthday. I know Gumbo is one of those things that is perfect on a cold night, but Alabama just isn't anywhere near cold! We are hot, humid and wet! Besides, the birthday girl likes gumbo and chocolate and what she wants, she gets!
Who needs a spa day when you can chop onions, peppers, celery and tomatoes! Its so much fun and so colorful.
This chicken was tasty, but so boring in color! Once I added the veggies, it tasted and looked perfectly gumbo'ed. (I just invented that word)
All gumbo needs something to dunk into it. Garlic Bread and pretty much any soup are just better together!