What a fun week this has been. Seeing how everyone is celebrating Christmas! Something short and sweet (and spicy) tonight. Here is what is going on outside!
I have more shots to share but, I’m trying to space them out this month. I’ll probably end up at the end of the month with dozens I didn’t get posted, ha, ha!
Today’s Lagniappe: Slow Cooker Jambalaya
A little Cajun lagniappe tonight. For visitors who may wonder what a lagniappe is, it is “a little something extra.”
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups chopped fully cooked smoked sausage
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
3/4 pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen
4 cups hot cooked rice
Mix all ingredients except shrimp and rice in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 1 hour or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve jambalaya with rice. Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Serve with Tabasco for those who need a little more fire.