Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya – The good ham and smoked sausage one, not the other one.  I would never share the other one for all of our sakes.Gather the following ingredients:2 tabs of butter
Green bell pepper chopped
2 ribs of celery chopped
1 lb. cooked ham
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1 can 8 oz. each tomato sauce
1/2 can chicken broth
red pepper
Cajun seasoning

5 cups hot cooked rice

Dutch oven

Start the rice, two of the plastic cups, in the rice cooker.  Set it and forget it.

Chop the bell pepper and the celery ribs (2 sticks of celery).  Melt the butter in the Dutch oven.  Cook the vegetables over a medium heat until you can press the spatula through the celery or pepper easily.

Cube the ham.  Slice the sausage.  Add these to the vegetables.  Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth (use about half the can).  Salt, pepper (both kinds), and season.

Cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Add the rice, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Casserole – The best way to eat Lima beans, or any vegetable really.Gather the following ingredients:10 oz. package frozen baby Lima beans
10 oz. package frozen cauliflower
10 oz. package broccoli (chopped)
10 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
small jar cheese whiz
2 tbsp. milk
1 can french onions

Medium pot
Small sauce pot
Small glass pan

Put the cauliflower and broccoli in the strainer.  Bring some water to a boil in a medium pot.  Cook the Lima beans for 5 minutes.  Pour the water and beans over the cauliflower and broccoli.  Drain well.

Layer the vegetables in a buttered small glass pan.

Combine the soup, cheese whiz, and milk in the small sauce pot.  Heat until well blended over a medium heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour the cheese mixture over the vegetables, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove foil.  Cover with French onions and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Pizza Lasagna – What Are Your Favorite Toppings?

Pizza Lasagna – Genius Gather the following ingredients: Lasagna Your favorite toppings – pepperoni – tomatoes – green peppers – mushrooms – olives Pizza sauce Mozzarella cheese Pepperoncini

Medium pot Large glass pan Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.  Cook the lasagna according to the package directions. Chop up the mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, etc.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer the bottom of the glass pan with three of the noodles. Cover the layer with one or more of the toppings.  I used pepperonis and tomatoes on this layer.  Put half of the pizza sauce over this layer.  Cover with half of the mozzarella cheese. Add another layer of lasagna, 3 noodles.  Cover this layer with the rest of the toppings.  Cover this with the rest of the pizza sauce.  Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.  Put some pepperoncini on top.

Cook for 30 minutes.

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