I woke up to no power this morning. So much for a shower! Thank goodness we have a gas stove. Mornings without coffee are not pretty around here. A big storm is headed for the Seattle area this weekend. We’re all hunkering down and getting prepared.


Fuel in the vehicles? Check! Flashlights + batteries? Check! Cell phone charged? Check! Downloaded books to the Kindle? Check! Wine cellar stocked? CHECK! I think we’ll make it.

Low Country Boil

I had planned to grill shrimp last night, but since it was too wet to BBQ, it was Plan B. As I was browsing the larder (as my Grandma Moo would say), I found sausage, potatoes, and the last of the season’s corn-on-the-cob. Bingo! Low Country Boil.

Usually, I cook this outside so I don’t steam up the house, but since that wasn’t an option, I thought, “make it in the oven.” It turned out great! Try it next time you want that beach-y feel without all the sand!


Low Country ‘Boil’ in the Oven

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Credit: Humming The Snail


  • 4 Andouille Sausage, cut into thirds
  • 8-10 large frozen prawns, cleaned but not shelled (I buy these in bulk at Costco.)
  • 3 ears corn-on-the-cob cut into 2-inch sections
  • 1 lb. fingerling potatoes (or red potatoes, quartered)
  • 1 medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 bell peppers coarsely chopped, (I used red/yellow, but green would certainly add more Cajun flavor)
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 2 T Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and toss until well coated. Dump the ingredients into large Dutch-Oven style pot. Cover with lid or foil and cook for 45-60 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with lemon wedges, hot sauce and lots of napkins!

Question of the Day?

When the power goes out, what do you do to pass the time?