It doesn’t get very cold in Louisiana. Surprise, Surprise! We might see temps in the 40s during the winter, but it’s short-lived. Which is why most people in Louisiana dress like the images you see here when we think cold is coming. We’re confused! Because we know it’s just a matter of time before the temperature goes through the roof again.
Fireplaces. Many houses here have one, believe or not. Some houses even have multiple ones. People around here will start a fireplace up the minute they hear “cold front coming through”. We haven’t used ours the entire 4 years that we’ve had one. However, we didn’t use the one in our last house in Detroit–where we had temperatures below zero! On Wednesday, I talked about my daddy staying behind to oversee a remodeling project at his house while my momma came for a visit. Part of the project is making their fireplace over. They debated closing it up vs. modernizing it. I think the jury may still be out on that one.
Gumbo. It’s an ongoing debate in my neck of the woods about when to eat gumbo. Some think it should only be eaten when the weather is cold. Others say the temperature outside has nothing to do with it. Personally, I think it’s best during the fall and winter months. I have a great rigged recipe that I will be sharing at a later date for Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo. I make the roux in a large cast iron pot in the oven for 1 and 1/2 hours.
Wanna read more stories about Louisiana? Read my post, Super Bowl In The Bayou…Myth vs. Fact.
What is the temperature like in your city most of the time?
Do you own a fireplace? If so, do you use it?