this week is Christmas Jubilee and i am cooking lunch today for the 40 plus women on the committee, not my usual family of 4! for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of listening to me talk endlessly about this wonderful fundraiser over the past 4 years, poor you, i am sure you are wishing you had. i can't tell you how much i have loved the 4 years of being involved but it is a crazy amount of work and this week promises to be a long one, so i wouldn't expect much action here on the blog. but then again given my track record of late, your expectations are probably already quite low. i may surprise all of us with a little extra time in the mornings as the girls are in birmingham living it up with grandparents all week! so without further delay...my jambalaya recipe...i have to leave you with a little something for the week and i am trying to get recipes on the blog as i cook them so this morning is a perfect opportunity!
this is seriously so simple, delicious and divine! we first had this at our sweet friend todd's parent's house during mardi gras...years ago! i got the recipe from mrs. verna then and have been enjoying it ever since!
2 1/2 cups of Uncle Ben's Original
1 can french onion soup
1 can beef broth
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
2 tsp tony's
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
dash of Tabasco
1 lb conecuh sausage, sliced
2 lb shrimp or the meat of one rotisserie chicken, chopped
Mix all ingredients together in a 9x13 pan. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours stirring every 30 minutes. If at any time you go to stir and things look a bit dry, add some white wine to moisten things up. If you don't want to use wine or just don't have any, water will be just fine.
Serve with some french bread and a salad.
This is easily doubled to feed a party full of people so enjoy with friends!
and i will leave you with one picture of a Christmas Jubilee creation from the past that i hope to share with you all this week...finally! it has been a draft post for probably 10 or 11 months now!
so are you curious? tickets are available at the door; adults are only $8 so do come join us at the greater gulf state fairgrounds this weekend for a market that should be one of the best yet!