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Take A Bite Out Of Lawsuits With So Sue Me Sushi!

SoSueMeOkay, you’ve just about had it. One more person threatening to sue and you’ll explode.  Have you ever had one of those days when, after being threatened over and over again with being sued, you just wanted to shout, “So Sue Me!”?

Well, then this is a meal you will love. With every bite of our So Sue Me Sushi, you will forget all about those threats and reach a level of culinary nirvana that not even Buddha himself could have imagined.

Ingredients

1 cup sushi riceSo_Sue_Me_Sushi_nori_sheets

8 nori seaweed sheets

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1/2 cup imitation crabmeat, finely chopped

3 tablespoons mayonnaiseSo_Sue_Me_Sushi_avacado

1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut long and thin (like toothpicks)

1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise

Directions

Lay the nori sheets out on a flat rolling surface. Spread the sushi rice evenly over the sheets and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the surface. Place the crabmeat and mayonnaise in a small bowl and mix until it is well combined. Spread the mixture evenly down the center of each nori roll, and top with avocado and cucumber slices. Roll the sushi into a log. Slice the log into 3/4 inch pieces and serve the meal as soon as possible.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

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Need A Trustworthy Witness? Try Witness Jambalaya!

Witness 1One thing we know about witnesses, is that they can never keep their story straight. Their story gets more jumbled as time goes on. So, what better way to honor the mixed up, back and forth, upside down, jumbled version of the witness than with your very own bowl of delicious Witness Jambalaya?

Unlike the witness’s stories, this recipe is dependable, reliable, and has stayed consistent for years. And, we don’t need to make things up just to spice it up! After enjoying this incredible New Orleans favorite, you’ll give witness yourself to how good and easy a meal can be.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces

3 cups hot smoked sausage, slicedWitness 2

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

1/3 cup diced celery

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2 and 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 cups uncooked white rice

4 cups chicken stock

3 bay leaves

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Sauté the chicken and sausage until it is lightly browned, which takes about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Season these with cayenne, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook these ingredients for 5 minutes, or until the onion is tender and translucent. Add the rice, and then stir in the chicken stock and bay leaves.  Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer this for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Lastly, stir in the Worcestershire sauce.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

Celebrate AT HOME with the DUI Daiquiri

In New Orleans, the city where the cocktail was invented, and where “go cups” are freely used in bars so that you can walk around the streets without having to waste a precious drop, the Daiquiri is king. DUI_daquiri

How many places do you know that have Drive-Thru Daiquiri stores?  Well, we have them here in New Orleans, and here is your chance to make our favorite one.

WARNING:  This drink should come with its own bail bond 800 number.  It is said that after a nice tall one of these, you should give your car keys to someone else.  We disagree.  You’d better give them to someone else BEFORE you have one of these, because after the first one, more are on their way, and then you’ll be in no condition to think about giving your keys away.  Actually, you’ll be more likely to start giving away your hotel room keys.  So be careful.

DUI_daquiri_strawberriesIngredients

12 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup strawberries
16 fl. oz. rum
Ice

Directions

Blend the limeade, strawberries, rum, and ice together until the mixture is smooth.  Then serve in fancy glasses and garnish with strawberries.  Perfect for a nice summer day out by the pool.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

Tired of Turkey? Try Liti–gator Stew!

Have you ever dealt with an Litigator_Stew_Laura_and_Alligator_Swampattorney who chomped down on as issue and just wouldn’t let go?  Or perhaps you had an attorney that would lie in wait for you to make a mistake on a claim only to snap his big choppers at you?  Once they have you in their jaws, you’re never getting free.

Well, get some revenge with our amazing Liti-gator Stew.  This truly southern dish will have you getting the better of that lawsuit filer in no time.

Start with a nice piece of gator, toss in a few potatoes, blend in a few mediation mushrooms, and you are on your way.  Of course the best part is letting that Liti-gator stew all day long.  “Stew…stew….stew in your own juices you over priced swamp crawler!  How do YOU like it?”

Oh, sorry, back to the dish.  Anyway, Liti-gator stew reminds us that no matter how hard the exterior, you can always find something tender on the inside with the right amount of heat and time.

IngredientsLiti-gator_Stew_Laura_tasting_with_alligator

  • 4 cups “liti-gator” meat, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • 1 10 ounce can Rotel®  tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

In a pot, combine the oil and “liti-gator” meat.  Cook the meat until it is lightly browned.   Next, add the chopped vegetables, Rotel®  tomatoes, cayenne, salt, and pepper and cook the ingredients until the vegetables are soft.  Then add the water, and cover the pot.  Cook over medium heat until the meat is tender and serve over cooked rice.Liti-gator_Stew

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

 

 

 

Get on the case with So Sue Me Sushi!

SoSueMeOkay, you’ve just about had it.  One more person threatening to sue and you’ll explode.  Have you ever had one of those days when, after being threatened over and over again with being sued, you just wanted to shout, “So Sue Me!”?

Well, then this is a meal you will love.  With every bite of our So Sue Me Sushi, you will forget all about those threats and reach a level of culinary nirvana that not even Buddha himself could have imagined.

Ingredients

So_Sue_Me_Sushi_nori_sheets1 cup sushi rice
8 nori seaweed sheets
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup imitation crabmeat, finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut long and thin (like toothpicks)
1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise

So_Sue_Me_Sushi_avacado

Directions

Lay the nori sheets out on a flat rolling surface. Spread the sushi rice evenly over the sheets and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the surface.  Place the crabmeat and mayonnaise in a small bowl and mix until it is well combined.  Spread the mixture evenly down the center of each nori roll, and top with avocado and cucumber slices. Roll the sushi into a log. Slice the log into 3/4 inch pieces and serve the meal as soon as possible.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

Are Claimant Crab Cakes on your menu for the weekend?

Most of the time your claimant customers are honest, well behaved, and appreciative folks who understand how hard you work for them.  They often send you flowers, gifts, and thank you notes.  Sometimes they write in to the president of your company to insist that you are promptly promoted, and even offer to share a portion of their settlement to get you a raise.  That’s common.

Claimant_Crab_CakesBut every once in a while, you run across that claimant who seems to see fault in everything you do, and doesn’t mind telling you, your boss, the agent, the DOI, the local newspaper, their pastor, their pastor’s wife and her weird cousin (and his dog), and even the vet who gave that dog a flea bath, all about it.

Yes, the crabby claimant is a rarity, but you must do your best to still help.  So how do you manage to forget about the never-ending barrage of complaints by this crabby claimant?  Easy, go home and whip up a batch of Claimant Crab Cakes.

1 pound lump crabmeatClaimant_Crab_Cakes_crab

1/3 cup crushed crackers

3 green onions

1/2 cup bell pepper

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 egg

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

Dash red pepper

Flour

1/2 cup peanut oil

Directions

Finely chop the green onions and bell pepper or put them in a food processor.  In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients, except for the flour and peanut oil. Shape the mixture into patties and dust them with flour.  Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

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