J Is For Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole basin of Spanish and French influence. It is not alone a fun chat to say but is adorable too. Most jambalaya recipes alarm for either a angle and a protein or two proteins like sausage and chicken. However you accomplish it, it is a absolute abundance food.

Most of the jambalaya recipes I advised not alone accept a array of spices but aswell accept accustomed capacity like peppers, rice, onions, celery, and tomatoes. Look at the altered pieces or “ingredients” of your activity – backpack kids’ academy lunches, accomplish beds, adapt reports, go to meetings, augment the dog, and mow the lawn. So why blog about jambalaya? The acumen is that no amount how you accomplish it, the basin comes out ambrosial and who does not wish to aroma up their life? How about abacus aroma to your “ingredients in your life?” One abstraction is to applesauce up the kids’ lunches by acid their sandwiches in altered shapes or abacus a altered un-lunch like item. You could aswell cover a agenda or put a baby amusement like stickers in their cafeteria boxes.

At work, authority a walking affair or appoint a masseuse that does armchair massages for your team. You can aswell accompany in aliment like bagels or an Edible Arrangement. During some of your affairs that you run, don’t allege at all. Tell your aggregation that you are there to beam alone and see the altered means they conduct themselves. If you do advance the meeting, use altered types of visuals instead of the aforementioned old PowerPoint presentations. Start the affair by allurement them what cool hero they would be and why. It gets humans to accessible up about themselves and anybody gets a acceptable laugh.

Even affairs can be spiced up. No one said you can’t ball while you dust or mow the lawn. Walking the dog with a acquaintance cannot alone be fun but advantageous for both of you. For me, I am not a fan of auction the dishwasher so sometimes if I accept aliment affable in the microwave, I try to see if I can get all the dishes put abroad afore the buzzer goes off. Luckily I accept not torn a basin yet.

Making a bed is aswell a banal task. I consistently anticipate of the Sound of Music if Julie Andrews lifts the area up during the cloudburst if all the accouchement were scared. I accept I am the affliction accompanist but who cares? “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” still is active behindhand of my articulation and it makes the assignment added bearable. My accouchement may not like it and my bodies may howl, but already the bed is fabricated I stop.

Conducting a job seek or autograph a address are aswell things we alarming doing. Try to “spice” them up by getting added creative. Post a funny adage or animation at your board to admonish yourself that this will canyon and you just charge to break through it. Aswell accomplish abiding you attach rewards to assorted tasks. Knowing you are traveling to accept a adorable basin of jambalaya with a bottle of wine, salad, and ambrosia if you are done is a abundant accolade and it will accumulate you focused and on track!

Cajun Jambalaya

Recipe address of Emeril Lagasse

Total Time: 50 min

Prep: 15 min

Cook: 35 min

Yield: 4 servings


12 average shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

4 ounces chicken, diced

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, compound follows

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped blooming alarm pepper

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon hot sauce

3/4 cup rice

3 cups craven stock

5 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced

Salt and pepper

Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Condiment (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon atramentous pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon broiled oregano

1 tablespoon broiled thyme


In a basin amalgamate shrimp, craven and Creole seasoning, and plan in condiment well. In a ample bucket calefaction oil over top calefaction with onion, pepper and celery, 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces. Stir in rice and boring add broth. Reduce calefaction to average and baker until rice absorbs aqueous and becomes tender, active occasionally, about 15 minutes. If rice is just breakable add shrimp and craven admixture and sausage. Baker until meat is done, about 10 account more. Season to aftertaste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.