Tonight's menu was a one dish entree: Jambalaya! A tribute to hometown cooking. The recipe only took 30 minutes to prepare and cook, and clean up was easy. I only needed one pot, the cutting board and the rice cooker. Not bad! This would have been an excellent week-night dinner to prepare after work. I must say my favorite part about Holly Clegg cookbooks are the small number of ingredients and the nutritional information included with each recipe. I also think it's genius that she uses substitutes salsa for green peppers, onions and tomatoes. This saves a tremendous amount of time and you can keep it in the pantry forever. This recipe was chosen for tonight because the chicken and sausage were on sale at the Kroger and the protein content is 42g. Bradley ran 17 miles this weekend and his body is screaming for protein. I, on the other hand, need the low calorie, low fat portion...327 calories and 7 grams of fat. Not bad considering I had a full belly afterwards. I did enjoy it with a glass of red wine though.
Here's a picture of Bradley's portion (I put the cookbook in the photo so you could see it too):
And here's mine:
Notice the bowl. It's one I made in my pottery class. I love it because it makes a small portion look bigger.
Soux Chef says:
Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! It's a keeper!