I am thinking Hurricane's and Gumbo. Since I live in Chicago seafood gumbo might be a little too adventurous to cook. So I found a good recipe from Emeril for Chicken and Sausage Gumbo:
Pat O'Brein's style Hurricane's is where I am having the most issue. Does anyone know the best way to duplicate them at home without the the mix? I have found a few reciepe's and I want to go the rum route, so any expert guidance would be appreciated.
Also, if anyone has an other food/drink ideas that are not SUPER difficult yet good and authentic I am all ears and appreciate the contribution!