I must forewarn you… this post will make you hungry.
Do you ever have busy evenings where you don’t see the end in sight? Say…you get home from picking up the kids, after school activities and the grocery; realize you need to put everything away, do a load of laundry because your kids don’t have clean uniforms and still have to feed the family. Then, you look at the clock and realize “O.M.G. It’s late, I need to get kids in the bath, make dinner, finish homework and get them to bed before it’s too late!!”
That’s exactly what goes through my head four out of five nights a week. Seriously. While I have a general plan for what to make for dinner; some nights I don’t anticipate last minute we-are-out-of-milk stops or staying at the park much later than I’d like.
For this very reason, I have a fully stocked freezer full of make-ahead-meals, vegetables, meat… all that. However, sometimes I don’t even have time to defrost dinner and I want something that will please everyone instead of becoming a short order cook.
Last night, was one of those evenings. I went to the grocery store, came home, put everything away and prepped meals for the week. By the time I needed to make dinner I was exhausted.
Good thing that my friends at Zatarain’s shipped me some frozen New Orleans style meals to get me out of my pinch! Since I play around with recipes -all the time- last night was no different. I bought two pineapples for $3 and I knew I had to put them to use!
Hawaiian Jambalaya was the product of my creativity. Man-o-man! The dish was as sweet, spicy, and juicy as they come! And because I promised to make you hungry by the end of the post.
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple, sliced and cut into pieces + 1 bag Zatarain’s Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya frozen dinner for two.
Step 1: peel & cut pineapple
Step 2: cut pineapple slices into bite size chunks
Step 3: Add both ingredients inside a pan
Step 4: saute over medium-high heat for 10 min. Stir occasionally.
Step 5: After 10-12 min, serve and enjoy!
Disclosure: As a Zatarain’s brand ambassador I have the opportunity to sample, review, and promote some delicious products. While it is a compensated opportunity, all opinions stated are my own. Proof: go buy the ingredients for this delicious meal and try it out yourself. Go ahead, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought!