March 25, 2013 by Jenny
Friends, this on the common cook list in the Dunn household. I think Babes would attest that it is his favorite dish that I make…. of course when I don’t make it too spicy. This recipe is adapted from here. I have left out some stuff and subbed some stuff, so here is my version below.
- 2 Andouille Sausages (can sub for a mild tasting sausage)
- 2 cups of small shrimp, shelled
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup bell peppers, chopped
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 2/3 cup long-grain rice(we have used several different kinds, jasmine, white, and basmati and all of them work great!)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun spices (perhaps less depending on how salty yours is)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 bay leaves
- Melt butter in a large skillet.
- Sauté the onion, garlic, and bell pepper until tender.
- Add canned tomatoes with liquid, rice, thyme, basil, Cajun spices, cayenne pepper, chicken broth, Andouille sausage, Tabasco and bay leaf.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Let simmer for about 15-20 or just before rice is tender; add shrimp, cook for approximately 2-3 minutes or until shrimp is pink.
Category Good Eats | Tags: , adouille sausage, cajun, Jambalaya, shrimp, spicy | No Comments
March 23, 2013 by Jenny
For my brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law’s couple shower about a month ago, I made up some pretty non-fancy food labels. They were super easy, so here is a short tutorial on how to make them yourself!
- cheap wooden plaques(found in your local craft store)
- desired acrylic paint of your choice
- peel and stick chalkboard labels (these are generally used for containers in the kitchen, found them at Hobby Lobby)
- miniature wooden hearts
- hot glue gun
- Paint the wooden plaques and wooden hearts desired color. I used Anita’s acrylic paint, spice red. It may take several counts to cover well. Heat up your hot glue gun.
- After the paint is dry, place the chalkboard labels onto what you want the front to be. They are forgiving so if you don’t get it the way you want it the first time, peel it off and try again!
3. Turn the plaque to the back, mark a straight line about 1/3 of the way from the bottom with your ruler. This will give you a line to line up the top of the heart when you are gluing.
4. When gluing, figure out a good angle for the sign to be able to stand up. Use the first one as the standard. It’s okay if the angle isn’t perfect! It is forgiving since it is short. Use a thin line of hot glue below the base of the heart.
5. Let dry completely. Make sure to store them in a small box where they won’t get tossed around. It may even be a good idea to bring the hot glue gun to the party for repairs.
The great part about these are that they are reusable since they are chalkboards.
Happy food label making
Category DIY/Money Saving | Tags: , Food labels, Wedding, Wedding Shower | No Comments