Thursday, October 9, 2014

Food for Thought : Celebrate Louisiana seafood this month

October is National Seafood Month. This is a time to raise awareness for sustainable fisheries and celebrate the benefits of eating seafood. Seafood and fisheries in Louisiana are an important part of the state's economy. According to the Louisiana Seafood Marketing and Promotion board, one out of every 70 jobs in Louisiana is somehow related to the seafood industry. The seafood industry not only provides jobs, income and tax revenue, but they also produce some of the most healthful and tasty local foods. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy it: Louisiana seafood this month:

1 .    Add fish to your family's menu. If your family isn't regularly enjoying seafood at least twice a week, start out slowly and try new recipes. If adding fish, start with milder tasting fish such as tilapia or halibut.

2 .    Think fresh seafood and enjoy fresh seafood. "Fishy" smells are a turnoff to most people, and for good reason this is a sign your seafood is not fresh. Fish should smell "briny," like the sea. Note that seafood spoils quicker than meat, so be sure to consume it within two days of purchase.

3 .   Try a new spin on your family favorites. Make homemade fish sticks by dipping strips of cod, salmon or halibut into egg whites, coat with panko or seasoned breadcrumbs and bake. Sprinkle shrimp with seasoning and pan fry or grill then wrap in corn tortillas. Add seafood to salads.

Words of Wisdom :
"True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together."

"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."

Saint Augustine said, "Patience is the companion of wisdom." Can you relax enough and see your learning through to acquire the understanding and wisdom that is the result of long practical experience?

"Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way."

"Our life is our prayer. It’s our gift to the universe, and the memories we leave behind when we someday exit this world will be our legacy to our loved ones. The best thing we can do for ourselves and everyone around us is to find our joy and share it!"

A proud  grandpoppa       G.


  1. Howdy Dad ,
    Nice post .
    Are you hinting about something , you got Gumbo or maybe you are hinting for some Jambalaga [giggling] . It's time for some .
    Your only daughter

    1. Daughter ,
      Hinting , no way , you have an uncanny way of knowing what people are thinking , even when you do not tell them .
      I will ask for some hot bread along with the jambalaga (laughing my butt off) The last was so good with all the onions , garlic , chives and that other stuff .
      Your hungry dad .

  2. Poppa , we like seafood and glad you wrote this one . mama told daddy to bring her some jamba spice when he take us to get our food . she will make it this weekend . Poppa , man and bubba is on the peewee football team it is about 30 of them , those little boys are so funny , they was running everywhere , they will have their first game next week , they do look cute in their uniforms . mama and aunt Anita was there with some other mothers to watch them and one lady fell down laughing . We can not wait for them to play other schools . poppa who is that you are dancing with , we love you poppa .
    Wrote by Jenny

    1. Hello my grands ,
      All off you make me so happy and proud . Everyone had a ball at the peewee game , I was not expecting one yesterday , they called it a warm up game , if the rest is as good as that one we are going to have some fun . They do look cute in the uniforms and padding and the fat boy took the cake .
      I will let you decide who I am dancing with and tell me when all 7 of you agree .
      I love you all so very much .
      Wrote by Poppa

  3. G.
    Great post , your quotes are always outstanding and so very true for lots of folks . I know you will enjoy the pee wee football game , 6 and 7 year olds , you have to see it to believe it .
    How are your entertainment posts coming , have you came up with a name as of yet ?

    1. Joanna ,
      My dear lady , it means a lot to know you like my quotes and I do so choose them carefully .
      Joanna , I waited until today to answer my comments , wanted to see the first warm-up peewee game and Man's birthday party , all was a lot of fun , My son , whom I love dearly laughing saying his son is like his poppa , sure can haul his butt .
      My entertainment posts are coming along , no I haven't come up with a name yet , I do so need your help on that one or anyone that can come up with a good name .
      Put your thinking cap on my dear lady

  4. Hey G.
    If you are hinting at Jambalaga , I know you will get it and please let me know , nobody and I do mean nobody can make jambalaga like Nee . good post and the wisdom is so true . Taking off and going to the pee wee game next week .
    Keep up the good work .

    1. Jean and Harvey ,
      You know I want some jambalaga and I want it spicy . I never realize how closely Italian , Cajun and Creole foods was to each other . I thank you for your kind words and I will give you some jamabalaga , I think we will have it Sunday . Harvey said you could not get away for the warm-up game Friday , Joanna taped it and told him he could show it to you , sit down and have a big can next to you , those little boys will have you laughing so hard , you will want to pee . I laugh just thinking about it .

  5. Hi HB,
    Good post. I can only imagine how the fisheries and seafood industries have suffered in Louisiana since the oil disaster. I know they were a mainstay of the state. Good idea to bring attention to the industry . The pointers were helpful too and I like the quote about attitude.
    The butterfly is lovely. I have a feeling it might be a moth but some moths are far more beautiful than butterflies. Are those two oldies dancing or fighting? I couldn't make up my mind, but they're cute and they made me laugh. Thank you,
    Luv and hugs

    1. Hello little Butterfly ,
      After the oil disaster , not only Louisiana suffered , lots of states suffered . We supplied seafood on the east and west coast and in-between . Therefore it did not just affect Louisiana .

      You are right , that is not a butterfly , it is a moth . I like them both because they are free as the wind , they are so lovely when the shed their cocoons and spread their wings .
      The seniors , my dear lady they are doing the Hokie Pokie , I was glad to hear they made you laugh . You are very welcome .
      Hugs and love


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