Gumbo, Po-Boys, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalya, Red Beans and Rice, and Beignets are all popular dishes in New Orleans
. Gumbo is made from seafood, chicken, sausage, or okra, and everyone agrees that there really is no set combination to make it taste fabulous. Red beans and rice became a popular dish back when the women of the household did their laundry on Mondays. They would simply set a pot of beans on to cook all day as they were too busy with laundry to keep an eye on other types of meals. This meal is still traditionally served on Monday nights in many homes. A beignet is a type of doughnut, but they are tastier than any other doughnut a person will ever eat.