Red beans and rice, a Monday tradition in New Orleans. This reportedly is the recipe used by late Cajun humorist and cook Justin Wilson. History, tips and suggestions for leftovers are available at Zatarain's site (http://www.zatarains.com/Recipes/Red-Beans-and-Rice.aspx). Zatarain's makes a reasonably good boxed mix for those Mondays when time is an issue.
How to make a roux, according to Justin Wilson, the original cajun cook, before cajun cooking was cool. I remember Maw Maw watching his shows. I loved the way he talked, and you can hear it in his recipe here. This is snapped from his out-of-print Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook.