Thursday, September 11, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday - Sept. 11th

Before I start today's post, I would just like to ask everyone to say a prayer today for the families and friends who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11th attacks. I can't imagine how hard today is for them. I still can't believe it happened sometimes. So, say a prayer and be sure to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you sometime soon. :)

Today's slow cooker recipe is from one of my favorite TV/online websites, The Food Network - LOVE it!


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 pound andouille sausage, diced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound frozen peeled and cooked shrimp, thawed
2 cups cooked rice

In a slow cooker, combine chicken, sausage, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, celery, and chicken broth. Stir in oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, bay leaves, and thyme.

Cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours (took me 5 1/2 hours) or on HIGH for 3 hours. Stir in the thawed shrimp, cover and cook until the shrimp is heated through, about 5 minutes. Discard bay leaves and spoon mixture over cooked rice.

Serves 4
Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes!


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leezee52 said...

Thanks for the Jambalaya recipe it sounds so good!

Lee :)

FROGGITY! said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! That jambalaya sounds tasty! Will have to try it!
Great blog, by the way!

~Trish~ said...

Funny kids and I were on vacation in Arkansas this summer. We went to dinner and my son was in the mood for soup (strange request for a 12 yr old) but all they had was jambalaya...I warned him he might not like it but wowzer, he ate every bit of it!!

Holly said...

Yes, you're right -- it's important to remember those who lost their loved ones *and* to tell our own loved ones how much they mean to us. Good reminder....

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I will never. Ever. forget.

Jambalaya? Is there anything you CAN'T cook? Good Lord girl, I need you to teach me how to cook!

Melissa said...

I am loving all the deals I'm finding on your blog! I also am going to copy the Jambalaya recipe. My family loves jambalaya, but I usually make it with the Zatarain's mix and add in chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage. I like the idea of doing it in the crockpot and this recipe doesn't look too hard so I'll have to give it a try. :)

Tabitha Blue said...

Thanks for keeping our thoughts on those precious lives. They will always be remembered.

Oh, Jambalaya! It always seemed like it would be so hard to make, so what a great crock pot recipe! Thanks for sharing, sounds yummy. I've really been on a streak of not wanting to cook.. maybe this will get me back into it ;-)

Jess said...

Thanks for stopping by! I agree completely on having one great friend then a ton of friends.

I love love your site, so awesome!

Alissa said...

Love your site! My husband will be very pleased when I whip up this jambalaya!

Lynn said...

Thanks this recipe look good.

Anonymous said...

I am with you in prayer today~

Two days now you have blow me away with your post!! I have got to spend some time reading through your blog and get to know you better!

Thanks for the jambalaya recipe~ it is one of my FAVS!

Jaime said...

The recipe sounds yummy! I'll have to try it out, I've been wanting to try making Jambalaya, so I'll let you know how it turns out. I've never made it before.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I love me some Jambalaya!!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Thats guys do the "3" too!! Love it!!

Sandra said...

LOVE jambalaya, I've bookmarked this one :)

Jen said...

oh that looks like a great recipe. I have always wanted to make jambalaya but have been a little scare. that recipe makes it look easy. thanks.

Mom said...

Thank you for your 9/11 post, I did one today as well.

~Janet~ said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog (how did you find me?). I am glad to see someone else mentioning 9/11 - I've read around my usual haunts today and was really discouraged to see it ignored (maybe just overlooked?).

Your blog is really neat! Have you ever mentioned anything about The Grocery Game? It is saving me 60% EVERYTIME I go grocery shopping - if not more! You might want to write about it on here is you haven't before.

San Diego Momma said...

I am so totally making that jambalaya.
Does it matter that everything I make in the crock pot turns out bad OR that I can't cook??

Wish me luck!

Ms. Tee said...

Jumbalaya is one thing I've never tried, but I think I'm gonna!
Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe. :)

Renee said...

This is a wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.


chellekay said...

Jambalaya recipe sounds good

Becky W said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love yours!!! I also love your favorite things!! I would have to say they are 3 of mine!! The swap was VERY fun!!!! I will have to add you to may blog list!

Stacie said...

Thanks for stopping by!!

The recipes you listed sound so yummy! Do you mind sharing your recipes for the Mexican Quiche dish and the Orange Chicken?

Have a Happy Friday!

FROGGITY! said...

...and p.s. YOU are gorgeous dahhling! and too sweet. :)

Anonymous said...

I've never tried jumbalaya (did I even spell it right?!) But, I might have to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

tiarastantrums said...

heading outto the store now with a shopping list - I am so making this tonight!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have this on the menu for next week and can't wait to try it!
Thanks for your sweet words over at my are very sweet.

Take care,

Kacey said...

Great post and thanks for the reminder about keeping our loved ones close. I was surprised how little attention this 7th anniversay got. Then again I am super sick so maybe I just missed it. Either way, it was on my mind and I feel the same as you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa said...

I have always wanted to try Jambalaya... so this is perfect.

Megan said...

I love the crockpot! Always on the hunt for new slow cook recipes. Thanks!!

tiarastantrums said...

oh my dear - I am stuffed - can't move - hubbie is over the moon happy tummy!!

LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

Ohhhh, this looks soooooo good. I have got to try this one out ASAP. I'm adding you to blogs I follow. Your page is so cute and fun.

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