Saturday, September 24, 2011

much better

last night, i calmed my rough day down with vanilla ice-cream and mint oreos. and then i watched two episodes on hulu of modern family. and then, i slept reallllly good. 
for lunch today i went to the cutest lil ice cream place that also had soup and sandwiches. the best part of this cute lil ice cream place was all the candy. so i bought some candy sticks. and this perked my day up a bit.
then i perked my night up by going on a mini shopping spree. whenever tanner leaves out of town, i shop. i do this in hopes that he will stop leaving me :)
i know that everyone needs time for themselves and tanner decided to be bear grills (?) for the weekend and went hiking/camping/fishing all by himself and left me at home to worry about him.
but, brooks and cristi were great company and let me go to dinner with them at the cheesecake factory where i finished spoiling myself with their cajun jumbalaya pasta. (i've made it several times at home with this recipe) 

The Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

4 oz butter
2 tspn Cajun spice mix
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
1 lb fresh linguini pasta
½ cup clam juice
2 oz green bell peppers, cut into thin strips
2 oz red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
2 oz yellow bell peppers, cut into thin strips
4 oz red onions, cut into thin strips
½ lb fresh medium shrimp, peeled, de-veined, tails removed
½ cup diced tomatoes

Place the butter into a saute pan. Allow the butter to melt slightly. Add the seasoning into the pan and stir together with the melted butter. Add the chicken into the pan and continue to cook until the chicken is about half done.

While the chicken is cooking, carefully place the pasta into boiling water and cook until al dente.

Pour the clam juice into the pan. Add the peppers and onions. Cook for another minute, making sure the vegetables are heated through and the chicken is almost done.

Add the shrimp into the pan. Toss the ingredients together and continue to cook until the shrimp are almost done.

Add the tomatoes into then pan. Continue to cook mixture until both the shrimp and chicken are thoroughly cook through.

Place some pasta into each bowl. Spoon equal portions of the jambalaya mixture into each bowl over the pasta.


1 comment:

  1. What is the cute little candy store? I LURVE places like that, wouldn't it be so fun to own one? Do tell!


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