After it thawed, I added a bay leaf. I'm not really sure what it brought to the flavor, but it felt wrong to skip it...
Also, I seriously want to know why the leaves come in this container (see photo)... Why bother including the sprinkle-cap??
When I went to grab the okra I considered what the final product would be.
Tomato Soup (basically) with chicken, gumbo and okra... hmm what would Wesley think?
So, I grabbed this from the freezer AND the okra.
So I guess by adding all those other veggies (carrots, green beans, corn, more tomatoes, more okra... and a stray lima bean) it really made it more of a thick vegetable soup than a gumbo. I'm not sure what makes the difference between the two, except maybe if I added shrimp... (well, that's not gonna happen... GAG!)
In the end, I served it over rice and didn't give it a name.
Whatever you decide to call it, it was good!
to be fair.
Brad and I thought it was good :)