It is becoming nearly impossible to get a good photo these days. The weather is so dreary and rainy that I have to turn on the lights as soon as I get up in the morning and they do not go off until I go to bed. Our house isn’t very well lit either so I am beginning to feel like I’m living in a cave. When the sun finally does shine through I just might hobble my way onto the porch, beating my chest, yelling in a garbled language. That may not even be too far from the truth seeing as I spend most of my days with a 16 month old who only speaks gibberish.
I don’t know what I will do when winter is in full swing. By December the sun will rise at 10 and set at 3. How in the world am I ever supposed to get anything accomplished in a mere 5 hours of daylight? Especially considering that my favourite time to photograph is between 2 and 4 when my son is napping. The sun will be descending by 2! Groan. I love winter. I really do. But, it is going to make this hobby of mine a lot more difficult.
This cajun seasoning is the bomb! I love to use it on hash-browns, grilled chicken, fries, you name it. It adds such a pop of flavour to otherwise boring fare. I like to make things like this from “scratch” because you can control the flavours and salt content. If there is a certain seasoning that your family does not like, decrease the amount, swap it for a different kind or leave it out all together. That is the great thing about making your own mix. It doesn’t have to be authentic, it just needs to suite your families taste buds. For us? I decreased the salt by half and kept everything else as is. (The recipe is written with the lower salt content.)
Homemixed Cajun Seasoning
adapted from Allrecipes
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2.5 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 1/4 tsp. oregano
- 1 1/4 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
- Mix together until well blended. Store well sealed in an airtight container.