Tomato Gravy Recipe

1 pound bacon, thinly sliced

1 onion, chopped

2 tablespoons flour

3 teaspoons Beazell’s Cajun Seasoning

2 – 29 oz cans of diced tomatoes (or 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can tomato sauce)

Cook sliced bacon in a large skillet or saucepan (you will be cooking the gravy in the pot so please make sure it is deep enoug)

Once bacon is browned add chopped onion and saute for a few minutes, until clear.

I do not drain the bacon grease. Instead I use this to help make the roux. Add Flour.

Season with Beazell’s Cajun Seasoning.

Add tomatoes. Stir well. If using all diced tomatoes you will need to add 1/2 to full can of water as well to create the gravy.

Simmer for 30 minutes. Taste test and adjust seasonings if needed. Normally you don’t need to add salt as the bacon is already salty.

Serve over hot, buttered biscuits

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Botox and Multiple Sclerosis

For those of you who suffer from the dreaded optic neuritis pain, ice pick headaches and the aggravating muscle twitches I highly suggest you try Botox.

I got to an actual doctor to have the injections but they are so worth the pain. By the time I had left the doctor’s office the headaches had left and the muscle twitches gone. The muscle relaxers had also kicked in and I could actually walk better (at least move without extreme pain).

For those of you who live in the Morgan City area I highly recommend Mea’s Medi Spa. The staff there is so accommodating and friendly. The atmosphere is also very relaxing

Perfect Fried Fish Recipe

2 pounds catfish, cut into strips

Spicy Wow Wee Dipping Sauce

Louisiana Fish Fry

Cut catfish into strips and place into large bowl. Coat with Wow Wee Dipping Sauce and let marinate for about 10 minutes.

Preheat grease to 375. Next coat with Louisiana Fish Fry. Fry fish for about 4 minutes.

I have found the best way to drain the grease from the fish is to place a cookie rack in a pan and place the fried fish (or whatever else you are frying) on the cookie rack to drain.

Mat has been frying his fish like this for a long time now and I am totally addicted to it.

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Quick and Easy Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe

Here is a quick and easy beef vegetable soup recipe that you can make without breaking the bank. All the ingredients were just under $10 and this made a big pot.

1 pound cubed beef stew meat

1 can Veg All Vegetables

2 cans Tomato Soup

1 can Beef Broth

Dash of Tabasco

2 to 3 teaspoons Beazell’s Cajun Seasoning

Place all ingredients in a dutch oven or large soup pot. Simmer on low for several hours or medium heat for about an hour and a half. You can also cook this is a crock pot with complete ease.

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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

1 rotissiere chicken

1 can creamed corn

6 cups chicken broth

2 cups half and half

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup melted butter

3 teaspoons Beazell’s Cajun Seasoning

1 to 2 teaspoons granulated garlic

Dash or two of tabasco

Mary B’s frozen dumplings

Place chicken broth in dutch oven or large stock pot. Simmer. Add creamed corn and seasonings. Remove chicken from the bones. Place in chicken broth. Add half and half. Melt butter and dissolve cornstarch in hot butter. Add to chicken broth. Bring broth mixture to a rolling boil and drop in frozen dumplings. (I break the dumplings into 1 inch pieces).

Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until dumplings are light and fluffy. Taste test and adjust seasonings if needed.

It may seem like a lot of seasonings but the dumplings tend to soak up a lot of the seasoning. I always made my dumplings from scratch until I decided to try the frozen dumplings one day. They were very good and so much easier than rolling out the dumpling dough.

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Best Boiled Crawfish in Morgan City, LA

Glinda’s in Morgan City now has boiled crawfish. Resa has patiently waited and we bought some to go with supper last night

They were so good. When it isn’t crawfish season she has boiled crab. I don’t know what all is in her seasoning but it is the best there is.

She also has her special blend for sale if you would rather do the boiling. I prefer to let her make the mess

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Deviled Eggs Recipe

18 boiled eggs
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Wow Wee Spicy Dipping Sauce
3 teaspoons Beazell’s Cajun Seasoning
1 teaspoon dill relish

Cut eggs in half and place yolks in bowl. Mash yolks well and add remaining ingredients. Taste test and adjust seasonings if needed.
Place Yolk mixture in the remaining half of egg white.

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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

1 pound elbow macaroni noodles, cooked and drained
1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound Muenster cheese, sliced
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tsp Beazell’s Cajun Seasoning

Place a layer of noodles in a baking dish. Top with cheddar and muenster cheese, repeat layers.

Whisk egg, milk and Beazell’s together. Pour over noodles and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

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Wow Wee Dipping Sauce Makes Crawfish Even Better

If you are like me and love the “seafood sauce” with your crawfish and can’t make it I have found the perfect solution – Wow Wee Dipping Sauce.

Not only is this sauce great for crawfish but it is good on hamburgers, French fries, hot dogs – oh heck just about everything.

If you can’t find it in your local grocery store don’t worry they have an online store. There is a regular and spicy. I prefer the spicy but the original is just as good.

I have even started substituting it in my recipes that call for mayonnaise. It is perfect for dips. No longer do I need to adjust the recipes , just use Wow Wee instead of mayo and it will come out perfect.

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