When I settled on English literature as my third and final major in college (I decided to leave Biology/Pre-Med behind when I realized that blood is scary, and then Broadcast Journalism was a just a long “I don’t feel like studying” break), I did it because I considered reading and writing fun. Yes, I’m a nerd, but it was a major I could feel passionate about and have fun with. Especially the linguistics and language history classes. I was aware of all the jokes about disappointing my parents, but given I was raised religious and turned out both gay and atheist, I clearly was unconcerned with the disappointment factor.
I know you guys are eager to start working on an “It Gets Better” video specifically geared for 1000 year old Jim Lehrer, but bear with me for just a few moments. I’m sure most viewers of either political persuasion can agree that tonight’s debate was less than groundbreaking. I also realize that most people have their minds already made up, and that nothing short of one of the candidates declaring they enjoy eating babies will have any impact on anyone.
But I spent an hour of my evening watching this, and want to pretend it makes a difference. Humor me.
*One last warning. I am unashamedly liberal, so this will be slanted against Romney.
This is one of the first photos my partner took upon arriving in Luxembourg. I will in be San Francisco through the month of October, handling the move from this end. My tasks include donating or selling our belongings, preparing Simon medically for transport, obtaining TEFL certification, and getting acquainted with French. So far, things are going pretty smoothly.
This is a slightly healthier alternative to the butter and sausage heavy Cajun classic. I typically opt for brown instead of white rice, but was out of brown when this was made. I won’t preach that brown rice is “just the same” as white, as it does have more of a nutty flavor and takes longer to cook; it is definitely an acquired taste. However, the spices in this dish are strong enough that you really don’t notice the difference. Try it with the brown for an extra kick of fiber.
This is a fairly versatile recipe, as you can opt for full fat andouille, healthier chicken sausage andouille (the Open Nature brand at Safeway is a good choice, as they don’t put nitrates/nitrites in their meat), or even veggie sausages. Switching to the veggie sausage makes the dish entirely vegan, as there is no dairy in this. This serves 8-10 people.