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Monday's recipe (2/11/13) Aimee Fortney's quick and easy jambalaya

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Gearing up for Fat Tuesday? Why not make this quick and easy Jambalaya? Celebrate Mardi Gras in style, with an easy, delicious recipe.

Aimee Fortney's quick and easy jambalaya from Vicki Barr

My sweet friend, Vicki Barr moved here from St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana after Katrina hit. Vicki is a fabulous cook and she and her husband had five kids, so this was an easy dinner to put on the table for everyone!

2 cups rice (parboiled if possible)
1 pound chopped meat of your choice (boneless, skinless chicken breasts, smoked sausage, shrimp)
2 cream soups of your choice, cream of mushroom or cream of celery
1 can tomatoes with chilies
Fresh, topped green onions for topping
**1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
** 1 teaspoon Caribbean seasoning (or Creole seasoning)

In a large, dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Place in oven at 350 and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. (This prevents it from sticking). I added the extra seasonings for kick. Top with freshly diced green onions or any of your favorite herbs that you have on hand. Enjoy!

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