The boyfriend was having a mini crisis on the phone last night with some customer service issues as I was cooking up some Jambalaya.
I say there is nothing a lot of hot sauce and a bit of wine (ok reverse that) can’t fix.
And the best part was it was (barfing as I say this) semi-homemade. If you think that using prepackaged food in a recipe is cheating then you’ve come to the wrong blog, folks.
Look, I had a boyfriend in crisis, a Pampered Chef party to plan for tonight and all the while my DVR was throwing up messages that it couldn’t record Jon & Kate and the Bachelorette at the same time. Sometimes you have to take short cuts.
So here’s what I did:
Sauteed some snausage.
Dumped the packaged rice mix and seasoning into boiling water.
Added the snausage. (But saved a little bit for a Gertie taste.)
Covered pot with lid.
In same pan that snausage was in, threw in some diced up onions, green pepper and celery. Sauteed with a little bit of salt and a dash of hot sauce.
Threw that into the pot and cover until done. Added more hot sauce.
Then served it to the boyfriend and said: “Jumbaloveya, babe!” (Ok, honestly I didn’t say that. I actually just thought of that today. But NEXT time….)