I don't know where I found this version of stew. I've tried many others and always go home to the tried and true. I alter veges according to what I have on hand. I think its the thyme that makes it so goooood!
We belong to a Wine club. Occasionally they post food recipes. So far they have all been exceptional but I thought meat loaf is meat loaf--not true. When I finally tried it, it was outstanding. The only one I will make from now on. Now I usually double it and freeze half for a quick gourmet meatloaf when I am busy.
I worked in New Orleans for several months. They really do have it every Monday (wash day). It is sooo good and sooo easy. One of the locals gave me their recipe and I've used it ever since---but not every Monday!
I've tried many. Some are good. Some are boring. Some are too hot! This one is great and not too hot. Add extra cayenne if you want it hot. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I add beans (personal preference). I usually double it and freeze it for more good meals on the run.
There are a lot of recipes out there for beer battered shrimp but this is the best one I have found. Cook your shrimp a few at a time so your grease doesn't cool too much and NEVER overcook your shrimp. The recipe calls for vegetable oil but I use peanut oil.
My husband loves bread pudding. I tried, combined, and added to several recipes and came up with my own version just for him. He loves it so much he wants it on his birthday instead of a cake. I use homemade bread but French bread works well too.