After considering rice and couscous, I decided to leave it as is, or at least until I can make some mashed potatoes. Look at that picture ... you know you were thinking mashed potatoes! Anyway, the recipe can be found at the Inspiration Nation Recipe blog.
Getting ready to smoke the brisket ... the smoker is preheating, the brisket is coming to room temperature, and the wood chips are soaking.
I've got two more dishes going forward today. One is, of course, the Louisiana crab and corn bisque, a recipe I found on a rather neat travel site for Lafayette, Louisiana. The other is a Big Chicken Dish, sort of like a cacciatore on steroids. Chicken thighs were $1.59 a pound. Zucchini and yellow squash were on display, looking fine. I would have liked to add chunks of eggplant as well, working a caponata or ratatouille theme, but eggplant wasn't available. I want it to be served over some sort of pasta, so I'll be working with sauce instead of just tomatoes. And best of all, I'm making this up as I go along, so buckle your seatbelt.
Banzai! Oven roasted vegetables ... herbes de provence ... oh peeps, meet me over at the recipe blog, I've got that old time inspiration ...
Just to review today's cooking:
Emeril's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket
Sweet But Messy Turkey Legs
Big Chicken Dish, working title Chicken Ratatouille