March 5, 2015   

The March/April Issue (pictured at right) is in the mail. It's loaded with some of my favorite recipes. Subscribers should expect to start receiving it within the next few days; let me know what you think.

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Earlier this week I spent some time observing the annual Louisiana Restaurant Association's Prostart Student Invitational. Almost 30 teams of high school students from all over the state competed in the fields of culinary arts, and restaurant management. The winning teams:

Culinary: 1st: Lakeshore High; 2nd:  West Feliciana High; 3rd: Dutchtown High. 

Management: 1st: West Feliciana; 2nd: Lakeshore High; 3rd: Hammond High Magnet. Congratulations on a job well done!

I have once again been invited to judge the annual Got Gumbo? competition produced by the New Orleans chapter of the United Way. It's Wednesday, March 11, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel here in New Orleans; tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds go to the United Way, delicious gumbo goes to you. If you do attend, stop by and say hello.

Last week I thought we were facing down the final cold snap of the year, but here we go again. Our temperature is going to plummet today, so it's back to the winter wardrobe. My friends to the north got up to mid-70s temperatures, and went to bed with temps in the high 20s; our swing isn't going be that drastic, but still... hearty comfort food below.

Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, and, as always, let me know what's on your mind

Susan Ford

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Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

This is cheater chicken soup, but tasty none the less. It has you start with prepared chicken stock and pre-cooked chicken, so it's going to be ready in about half an hour, start to finish, even less if you get the stock simmering with the aromatics, then finish up the prep work. It calls for zucchini, but many fresh vegetables you have on hand can be substituted. Great for lunch, or add a grilled cheese sandwich for a quick weeknight dinner.

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Braised Beef Shortribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

I grew up on grass-fed, free-range beef; my dad raised one every year for the freezer. Naturally, we ate lots of beef. My mother loved to braise a roast, ribs, or a tough steak cut to go over rice or biscuits, so braised beef is one of those ultimate comfort foods for me. This is a much fancier version than she ever produced; a great way to spend a cold, lazy Saturday afternoon.

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Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

This is a great choice as an appetizer for four; it's also easily doubled, if you have a big enough sauté pan to make entrée-sized portions for four. Or toss the finished dish with some hot pasta, fluffy white rice, or use it to stuff a po' boy. I love a versatile recipe!

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Mar 7, 2015

Breaux Bridge: Wild Rabbit Cookoff

Gibsland: The Jonquil Jubilee

Madisonville: Madisonville Garden Club Show

New Iberia: Shadows On The Tech Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Pineville: Pineville Spring Arts & Crafts Show

Ponchatoula: Toy Model Train Show

Mar 7, 2015 to Mar 8, 2015

Garyville: San Francisco Plantation Frisco Fest

Houma: Bayou Home Show

St. Bernard: Los Islenos Fiesta

Mar 8, 2015

Lafayette: Zydeco Marathon

Mar 11, 2015

New Orleans: United Way Got Gumbo Cook-Off

Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015

Gonzales: Louisiana Sportsman's Show

Port Allen: Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete

Mar 12, 2015

Lake Charles: McNeese Choir Concert

Mar 13, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015

Independence: The Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival

Lake Charles: Black Heritage Festival

Monroe: Junior League of Monroe Spring Market

New Orleans: New Orleans Home & Garden Show

Thibodaux: Choctaw Firemen's Fair

Mar 13, 2015 to Mar 14, 2015

Sulphur: Sulphur Mines Festival

Mar 14, 2015

Alexandria: Red River Run 10K

Covington: Acadian Swamp Pop Fest

Donaldsonville: Bayou Lafourche Clean Up

Hammond: Hammond Rotary Shamrock Run

Hammond: Spring Garden Day

Henderson: Heartstrings & Angel Wings Gumbo Cookoff

Lockport: Lockport Main Street & Bayouside Arts & Crafts Show

Ponchatoula: PHS Football Booster Club Gumbo Cook-off

West Monroe: St. Paddy's Bicycle Parade & Festival

Mar 14, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State and Regional Chili Cook-Off

New Iberia: SugaSheaux

Mar 15, 2015

Covington: Chef Soiree

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