post Category: recipes — mylifeasannie @ 4:15 am — post Comments (6)

Another edition of “Fall in Flavor” hosted by  Linda @ 2nd Cup of Coffee is on. It’s all about the yummy, rich fall comfort foods that we all love. Check out her site for more recipes and add one yourself!

I’m posting the recipe I made yesterday… Jambalaya.  It has been on my menu the past few weeks and it is easy and really good.  It’s best served with garlic bread.  You can make it more soupy, or thicker.  We prefer it with less liquid… It’s probably not “authentic” jambalaya, but it is delicious and relatively healthy although Linda will be happy to know there are no rutabagas.

I buy the zattarains jambalaya mix… it has the rice and seasonings inside.  Mom buys low sodium, I go for it and say “welcome salt!”

I start with olive oil.  Saute onion and green peppers in oil until onions are translucent.

I buy Healthy Choice Polish sausage (It says best choice award on the package and is actually healthy I think…)

Slice it up and put it in with the onions…

I add 2-3 chicken breasts to saute with the mixture.  (I take them out and chop them up)

Then add 1 can of chicken broth (16 oz)

and a can of diced tomatoes…

Then pour in the package of zattarains and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for rice to cook (about 20 minutes)

Here’s where you can decide whether or not to make it more “soupy.”  By adding either water or more broth.

I don’t.  But you can.  Mom does.

That’s it.

Horaayy..there are 6 comment(s) for me so far ;)

#1

I don’t think I knew zatarain’s made a jambalaya mix, sounds good!

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Gail wrote on October 15, 2008 - 11:20 am
#2

Thanks for stopping by! I will have to try this. When I made mine last week, my son was excited and asked if it was Zatarains “that is so good, dad makes it at his house!” I had to let him down easy, it was not. But I will definitely try your recipe! I love cajun food!

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Lmerie wrote on October 16, 2008 - 8:30 am
#3

That does sound delicious! I think we have 3 more days of 80+ temps and then we’re supposed to have a day in the 70’s. Not that I’m measuring the temperature every day. No sir, not me. I’m in no hurry to get away from hot weather and get into that cool, crisp, nippy fall weather I used to love so much as a child. Uh-uh. I’m perfectly happy dealing with weather that’s just hot enough to make soups, stews and now a wonderful jambalaya recipe seem a little too warm for having just yet. Who needs good old fashioned comfort food when it’s so toasty outside, eh?

Yes, I know. I’m rambling about the weather. It’s only because I’m anxious to wear my new sweaters and jackets. I actually saw THREE women this weekend wearing the same tan corduroy jacket from JCPenney (I know because I have the same jacket in dark blue. lol). They all looked a little warm…but I sure understand why they wore their jackets anyway. IT’S TIME FOR SOME FALL WEATHER!!! (sigh…I think the more I say that, the warmer the air gets. lol)

Kari

Kari wrote on October 19, 2008 - 8:50 pm
#4

[…] fall into flavor […]

» Blog Archive » mpm wrote on October 19, 2008 - 9:15 pm
#5

Looks a tad too spicy for me, but maybe I’ll have to give it a try when I need a little spice in my life ; )

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yvonne wrote on October 19, 2008 - 9:31 pm
#6

[…] I plan to make Jambalaya… to use up some of those green peppers and […]

» Blog Archive » mpm wrote on October 26, 2008 - 9:38 pm
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