I have been blogging for a LONG time and lately I’ve begun to get bored. This is probably partly sleep deprivation due to integrating a 3 month old furry Cheeto with legs into our family. Or maybe because…nope, pretty sure that’s it. 😛
So today I had another topic planned, but it was just not coming along as I had wanted, so I’m doing something completely different. I am combining two series on my blog today: Lulabelle’s Anxiety Free Friday and Lulabelle Cooks Without a Net. Now just as the title states, this recipe hasn’t actually been tried by me yet, but it came to me earlier this afternoon while I was eating a lunch of leftovers.
So the other night we decided to get take out from Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen. It just opened up in our town and we hadn’t been there before (I suppose we still haven’t actually eaten there since we did the drive through and took it home 😉 ).
Anyway…..One of the things that we bought was red beans and rice; a Louisiana cajun staple. This caught our eye because it’s on the menu of another cajun restaurant in town that we also adore.
When we took our food home and prepared to eat, I opened up the red beans and rice and realized it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. For one thing, it was sausage-less.
Dear Popeye’s, sausage is my favorite part of red beans and rice. Is that too much to ask??
**Sidenote: I took the time to make a GIF of myself with a sad face and attempted to upload it to a GIF maker, but that didn’t work. So then I decided I’d just upload the video here for you to see since videos I upload here from my computer don’t have sound anyway and are basically GIF’s. BUT when I went to upload the video…..And discovered that WordPress no longer lets you upload videos unless you upgrade your account.
BLERGH! 😛 So just imagine my sad face blinking into your face right here…….
Sadness aside, I began to realize that I could totally DIY this dish. So I did. In my head. Here’s how you can have Popeye’s Red Beans and Rice at home for super cheap……
Step One: grab a can of refried beans.
Step Two: pour the beans into a bowl
Step 3 (I got tired of spelling the numbers): add a half a can of red beans
Step 4: add salt and pepper
Step 5: add some liquid smoke. I don’t know how much, but I can’t imagine you’d need a lot.
Step 6 (my favorite step): eat it!
Bon Appetit Y’all!
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