It’s time to put some south in your mouth!

For days, my husband has been requesting jambalaya and tonight is the perfect night for it.  It’s freezing outside!!

Homemade Jambalaya is so easy, there’s really no excuse for using that boxed stuff.

Here we go…

Start by sautéing onion, celery, green onion and butter in a pot.

Then, add some parsley and cayenne pepper.  Be careful with that pepper- it can be evil.

Excuse my unpolished nails.  Not lookin’ pretty.

Then, add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder and 1 lb. of pork sausage.

Once the sausage is cooked and crumbled, add beef consume.

“Consume”… Sounds fancy… it’s not.  Just a little tastier than beef broth.

Then, add some cooked, chopped chicken.

I go to Costco and buy 2-3 rotisserie chickens.  Bring them home, pull all the meat off and stick the meat in freezer bags.  When I need cooked chicken for a recipe, it’s ready!

Last, add the yellow rice.  Make sure you get the kind with saffron.  It makes a difference!

Now, you wait.

Cover the pot and put it in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Take it out, open the lid, and (drum roll please)…..

Poof! You have southern comfort food!  Serve it up with some garlic bread and a salad!


1 stick butter
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 bunch chopped green onions
2 heaping tsp. dry parsley
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
1 lb. medium shrimp, chopped OR 2 whole chicken breasts cooked, boned, and chopped
1 lb. HOT pork sausage
1 large can mushrooms (stems & pieces)
2 cans Campbells beef consume
2- 5 oz. pkgs. yellow rice with saffron

Saute first 4 ingredients.  Add parsley, and peppers.  Crumble sausage and peeled, cooked shrimp (if using) and cook until sausage is done.   Add mushrooms (with juice) and beef consume.  (If you are using chicken, add it now too.)  Add yellow rice and mix together.
Cover the pot and bake 45 minutes @ 350.