{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our Christmas Soup Buffet

Our Christmas meal was not at all traditional this year…and I loved that. It made our time in the kitchen much less and our time playing with new toys much more! :) … We opted for a “soup buffet”…including Taco Soup, Chicken & Dumplings and this gumbo.

And, the best part…we had yummy leftovers for days! Christmas 2010 099 
Chicken Gumbo

1 whole rotisserie chicken
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (1 ounce) can tomato sauce
4 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 bag frozen okra
4 tablespoons gumbo file (found in the spices at Kroger)
1 teaspoon cayenne
salt and pepper
hot cooked rice

Sauté onion and celery until tender.
In a Dutch oven or large pot make a roux out of flour and chicken broth.
Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce along with shredded chicken.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add file gumbo, cayenne and okra
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Christmas 2010 101

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