Monday, January 10, 2011

Shrimp Jambalaya

January 10th already! Tomorrow I start my first and only class of the semester, and a week later - student teaching!!!

Even though our car is still not working, today was full of blessings and fun. Dan and I maintained decent attitudes as we checked out our car again, I had a great day at work, after that we headed to a few stores and dropped things off at Goodwill (all that stuff I got rid of while organizing!), and then I shopped some more before making dinner.

By the way, my Rite Aid shopping trip rocked once again today. Here's what I got!

Now, I understand that Rite Aid is usually a bit more expensive than other stores. For example, $39.48 is what I would have paid for these 16 items without using any coupons or store rewards. However, I'm a sneaky coupon lady and I managed to get my total down to $3.17!!!! Unfortunately, I still had to pay tax, so I ended up swiping my card for $5.07. 

Ummm... hello!!! $5.07 for 16 items??!!!! That's like paying $0.32 for each item. That's like awesome. And this is why even though Rite Aid is overpriced, I LOVE RITE AID!!! Let me know if you've recently paid under 50 cents for 6 rolls of toilet paper....  Laura, I hope you get a chance to read this! (o:

I also got a chance to use my Wegmans gift card from my boss today - thanks again Faith! TELL me this isn't cute stuff....

A giant, deep stir fry pan (red!!), a stoneware pie plate (red!!), and another bread pan!!  Maybe you don't know this but my future kitchen (when I actually have my own) is going to have green walls (a NICE shade of green), white cabinets, and red and yellow dishes and pots and pans.
Using my new pan, I made a new recipe which I will now share with you! After all this blog IS called "Good Lookin Cookin" for a reason...

Shrimp Jambalaya

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • salt, black and red pepper to taste
  • 1 lb salad shrimp

Saute the celery, bell pepper, and garlic for until celery is mostly cooked. I added chopped onion too!

Add basil and rice and saute for 3 more mins.
Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes (undrained!), salt and peppers and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add water as needed to cook the rice. I added ketchup too as I added water so that the tomato taste wasn't lost. (o:
Add the shrimp and cook for 5-10 more minutes until its all nice and semi-thick. Enjoy!!!


  1. Yay!! Great Rite Aid trip!! Love seeing the picture!

  2. Wow! what an amazing trip to Rite Aid! And Brad has required that I try the jambalaya... here goes!