D.C. restaurant raises money for Isaac victims

Art and Soul, Art Smith’s Southern-inspired restaurant in Washington, D.C., will host a fundraiser Sept. 6 for Hurricane Isaac relief in Plaquemines Parish. The restaurant’s executive chef, Wes Morton, is a native of Abbeville.

“When chef Wes told me the news coming out of Louisiana, I knew that we had to do something to help,” Smith said in a news release. “I hope our friends in the Washington, D.C., area can join us for our Louisiana Shrimp Boil to assist residents of Plaquemines Parish.”

The boil will be 8 to 11 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 on the patio of Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington D.C. A $55 donation nets you food and beverages. There will also be a silent auction. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for aid to Plaquemines Parish residents.

Call (202) 393-7777 for tickets.

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Chili Pie

Chili Pie

Chili Pie Casserole
Serves 4 to 6. Recipe is by Jessica S. Freeman, “Recipes and Remembrances” by the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Smithdale, Miss., with adaptations by Julie Kay.

2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. chili powder
4 cups corn chips, divided
2 (19-oz.) cans chili
½ cup water
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

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Sausage ‘n’ Tater Casserole

Sausage ‘n’ Tater Casserole
Serves 6. Recipe is from “Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook,” with adaptation by Julie Kay.

1 (16-oz.) pkg. hot-flavored bulk (ground) pork sausage
1 onion, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, pressed
1 (10¾-oz.) can Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup
1 (10¾-oz.) can cream of onion soup
1 (10¾-oz.) can Cheddar cheese soup
¼ tsp. ground red pepper, optional
1 (32-oz.) pkg. frozen Tater Tots, partially thawed

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Cajun Pot Roast With Maque Choux

Cajun Pot Roast with Maque Choux

 Cajun Pot Roast With Maque Choux
 Serves 6. Recipe is from “Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook” by Pillsbury. Published by Wiley.

2- to 2  1/2-lb. boneless beef chuck roast
1 tbl. Cajun seasoning
1 (9-oz.) box frozen whole-kernel corn
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. red pepper sauce

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Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Sue Nelson.
8 ozs. elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1/4 stick butter
1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
11/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, well beaten
3 cups grated cheddar cheese

1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Cook macaroni. Drain and pour into slow cooker.
2. Add butter, evaporated milk, regular milk and salt.
3. Beat eggs and add a small amount of butter and milk mixture to them. Add to pasta in slow cooker.
4.  Stir in cheese and cook for 3 hours on Low. Do not lift lid.

Veggie White Bean Soup

Veggie White Bean Soup

Veggie White Bean Soup
Serves 8 to 10. Recipe is by Julie Kay.

1 lb. dried Northern beans
1 (1.4-oz.) pkg. Knorr’s vegetable recipe mix
1 (14.5-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (8-oz.) pkg. fresh mushrooms
1 (1.0 oz.) pkg. Hidden Valley dried spicy ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
1 tsp. black pepper

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Thursday farmers market to close

BREADA logoThe Thursday Red Stick Farmers Market, normally held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, will close this week because of the anticipated affects of Tropical Storm Isaac. At this time, the Saturday market downtown is expected to open as usual.

Crispy Boudin Green Bean Casserole

Crispy Boudin Green Bean Casserole

Crispy Boudin Green Bean Casserole
Serves 6 to 8. Recipe by Joshua Hebert, Bearfoot Arts LLC.

1½ lbs. fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tbls. unsalted butter
4 tbls. extra virgin olive oil, divided
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 shallots, chopped
Kosher salt, to taste
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme
8 ozs. sliced cremini mushrooms
1½ tbls. all-purpose flour
1½ cups heavy cream
3 tbls. chopped chives
2 tbls. chopped parsley
Pepper, to taste
2 strips bacon, cut into ¼-inch pieces (lardons), preferably applewood smoked
8 ozs. boudin

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