I would like to first wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year. I haven't even gotten used to writing 2009 yet, and here it will be 2010 tomorrow!
I was supposed to have today off work but I was asked to come in. I readily agreed because I don't have anything else to do. It rained during the night but the sun has come out and it's warmed up considerably.
I mentioned yesterday that I was having shrimp and dirty rice for supper. I just knew I would get comments about that from our northern friends, so I want to make clear that the rice isn't dirty at all - it's the seasonings that make it turn to a reddish brown color. Rather than make it from scratch I bought a packet of Knorr's Dirty Rice to which I added water and butter, and it was ready in about 10 minutes. The package said it was Made in Canada! Doggone Canadians probably package our grits and ship them down to us as well.
Much as I love shrimp I won't go to the trouble to fix it myself any more. I'll gladly eat it in a restaurant where someone else peels and deveins it, unless of course I can talk my sons into cooking some jumbo shrimp on the grill.
I'm just on lunch break so I am about to head back to the Fort.
AUNT JEAN MADE IT THROUGH THE HURRICANE AND IS FINE:))
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