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Gumbo For Classical Christian Education

Hey, if you live in the Baton Rouge area, come out on Thursday October 12 to eat some gumbo and raise money for Sequitur Classical Academy, BR’s classical Christian school. Ticket and event info here. [1] I am part of one of the gumbo-making teams, so come out and taste our gumbo, and tell all the other teams that their gumbo is TOTALLY INFERIOR! There are lots of teams, so you’ll get to taste lots of different gumbos; this is not a bug, but a feature.

If you can’t make the big feed, then consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Sequitur (see here [2]). It’s not going to be as much fun as eating gumbo, drinking beer, and laughing with a bunch of Louisiana folks, but you’ll still be doing good in the world.

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#1 Comment By saltlick On October 11, 2017 @ 5:21 pm

Have you heard how a Cajun named Poo-poo Jones legally changed his name?

His friends were always making fun of him, saying, “You got da stupidest name, Poo- poo. When you gonna change that stupid name?”

All his life, Poo-poo had to heard this. Finally, one day he tole his friends he had changed his name.

“Yeah, I done did it. I went to the courthouse and changed it to something normal, something natural instead of that stupid name.”

“What’d you change it too, Poo-oo?”

“Poo-poo Thibodeaux.”

[NFR: Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes are the best. — RD]

#2 Comment By Giuseppe Scalas On October 11, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

go bye-byes?

#3 Comment By Pogonip On October 11, 2017 @ 5:46 pm

Son of a gun, you’ll have big fun on the bayou!

#4 Comment By mrscracker On October 11, 2017 @ 6:45 pm

What kind of gumbo are you making?

[NFR: Chicken and sausage. The basic. — RD]

#5 Comment By saltli On October 12, 2017 @ 5:10 am

When my the Greatest Generation women of my very large extended Louisiana/Mississippi family got too old to handle creating traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, we turned to gumbo. Just make a couple of giant pots of gumbo, a couple kinds of rice, add bottles of wine, and there you go.

I do wish we could bring back those old feasts, though. They carried so much warmth and heritage. As a male, I have no problem with the men temporarily abandoning the college football game in the living room to help with preparation (though not in the kitchen — “they” don’t really want us in there. Watching football is passive anyway, while working together to create a feast is more BenOpish. 😉

#6 Comment By mrscracker On October 12, 2017 @ 9:52 am

The best gumbo I’ve ever had was at a gumbo cookoff in Crowley, LA. A local brewing company’s entry was seafood gumbo with a little of their beer or ale added to the mix. It gave a special flavor & cut through some of the oiliness you can find in oil-based roux.
One of my children was once served what might have been the weirdest gumbo: frogs legs & chicken gizzards.
Good luck!

#7 Comment By Franklin Evans On October 12, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

Suggestion for the week before WPW 2018: a gumbo tour. I’ll see if my friend Kevin is interested, in the meantime I’ll accept recommendations for stops on the tour.

I love gumbo.

#8 Comment By mrscracker On October 13, 2017 @ 10:33 am

Franklin Evans ,
Hello!
I’m only Cajun-by-in law, but gumbo’s more a cool weather thing.
I’m sure you can find restaurants that offer it year round but most families wait till the first Fall weather to make gumbo.
West of the Atchafalaya & south of I-10 you hardly ever see anything from the vegetable kingdom in gumbo except maybe okra. And they don’t even use that in my neck of the woods. But you generally will be offered a scoop of potato salad to add to your bowl.
Here’s one location that had some very good gumbo & you can buy large amounts for special events:

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