Saturday, October 25, 2008


I accidentally made jumbalaya last night.  I have no idea how it happened.  There was drinking involved, and lots of hungry dumping of random things into my rice cooker.  Here is what I threw in:  leftover brussels and leeks (that were in a thyme and rosemary broth), 2 cups brown basmati rice, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can chili-style beans, 2 cups veggie broth, 2 cups water, 1 packet of taco seasoning, and some garlic powder.  And here's what came out:
i love happy accidents

It was totally delicious.  I burned the crap outta my mouth though, because it was so hot.  Thank goodness for rice cookers, too!  Just dump in, wait 20 minutes, and dinner is ready.  And you guys?  Brussels sprouts done this way are fricking amazing. 

Anyway, I'm not sure what about the combinations of these flavors makes jumbalaya, but that's exactly what it tasted like.  If it only had some chunks of veggie sausage... mmm.  And it wasn't just me being a drunkie, either.  I had leftovers for lunch and it was still good.  So, uh...if you ever happen to randomly have any of those ingredients and aren't sure what to make for dinner, just combine them all and hope for the best.  At the very least, it will be warm and filling and not gross.  As we all know, grossness sometimes happens when you drunkenly enter your kitchen to make dinner late at night.

And that's it, kids.  We watched a special on pizza on food network earlier, so I'm feeling a gigantic pizza surprise for dinner.  Oh, and this won't be just any pizza, by the way.  I have a sneakiness up my sleeve, oh yes.  I also have like a bajillion loads of laundry to put away now (guh, I hate the laundromat).  Yeah!  Clean clothes!


Anonymous said...

Yippie for happy accidents! Very cool and tasty indeed. Wine is oft the best inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love that you have no idea how it all happened. the booze hath spoken.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Accidental Jumbalaya is a happy accident indeed!

Virginia said...

sounds yum for something you just threw together! can't wait to see what pizza you come up with!

jessy said...

ohhhh - don't you just love when that happens! what a tasty happy accident of yumminess! yay! i have made some drunken shit (and i mean shit in a bad way, not the good kind) in my day - i'm happy your drunken creation was most rock'n. and what is this about a rice cooker - you toss stuff in and it's ready in 20 minutes? like even brown rice - i love brown rice but it takes fooooooorever to cook and makes me sadface sometimes. i love brussels in just about anything and allll the time - in fact i had some brussels for breakfast today, 'cause i puffy heart them. methinks i need a rice cooker - especially if brussels are tasty as hell come'n out of 'em. mmmmmmm!

hooray for a super sneaky surprise pizza. i can't wait to see what deliciousnesses it's topped with! w00t!

Anonymous said...

Great name for some good eatin'!