Maybe a subliminal connection to upcoming Mardi Gras, but today I got the urge to try making gumbo and since we had most of the ingredients in the house I spent my early evening doing just that--chopping onions, peppers, and celery (the holy trinity) and carefully stirring the roux. The entire house has a welcoming aroma of comfort and plenty.
It's cooling now and by the time we reheat it tomorrow evening it will be just perfect. There will be a bottle of hot sauce on the table for those who will... Think I'll serve it with some corn fritters and honey.