Archive | February, 2016

Jambalaya and a Crawfish Pie and File Gumbo

Ooooh! That toe tapping Hank Williams song from 1952 makes me want to party!  Love it, love it, love it!  Brenda Lee, Hank, bring it! Jambalayas and gumbos are served up at the Sidewalk House again and again but I have never gotten around to baking a crawfish pie ~ never even tasted one. As far as mudbugs go, it’s Crawfish Etouffee […]

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Navy and Orange ~ Orange and Navy

How about that Super Bowl game! Party for two at the Sidewalk House ~ kicking back in front of the television with a bowl of chili, a crackling fire, and the satisfaction of a big list of nagging chores completed ~ not a bad way to end an exhausting weekend. As I mentioned a few days ago, not one of our […]

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Gung Hay Fat Choy

Happy New Year, y’all! Monday, February 8 begins the 15 day celebration of the Chinese New Year ~ it’s the year of the Monkey, the Red Monkey, the Red Fire Monkey?. . . . I’m not sure how that works. Chinese traditions, lore, superstitions, culture? It’s all intriguing. Before our Double A Trio moved to Germany, they spent […]

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Let Sleeping Hogs Lie!

Groundhogs that is! As you know we are all about celebrations and festive events at the Sidewalk House. Anything and everything. It doesn’t take much to get us there. But in the case of Groundhog Day? It’s one thing to see a groundhog dashing across the lawn with a just ripened cucumber from our gardens in its mouth. But. […]

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t.g.i.f. ? ~ Thank Goodness It’s February!

After all the excitement and busy-ness of the holidays (beginning with Halloween) do y’all welcome the quiet of January? Do you pack your holiday trappings away at a leisurely pace? Do you take the entire month to recharge? refresh? To dilly dally? To lollygag about? To hibernate! At the Sidewalk House, we take January very seriously as a time for kicking back. So […]

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