Last night I had pizza. It was Sicilian pizza. Thick crust and cooked in a pan. Lots of sauce and even more mozzarella cheese. I did not make this lovely creation myself. It was made at Anthony’s Pizzeria and it was very good! I have not had Sicilian pizza in years and this was well worth the wait but that’s not what I’m here to tell you about.

Dessert was the highlight of the meal for Jennifer (I liked the pizza). Jennifer wanted ice cream sandwiches. I don’t know if you remember but yesterday I baked some large chocolate chip cookies. Luckily there were still some left and I had vanilla ice cream in the freezer, so of course you know what happened next…….. ice cream sandwiches.

I left the ice cream out just a bit to get soft. Otherwise, it would break the cookies. They too were just a bit soft having been in a zip lock bag. I put the ice cream between the two cookies and voilà, an ice cream sandwich. I popped it into the freezer for a few minutes to harden up the ice cream again and served it up to Jennifer. She was now in bed.

That is not all I made yesterday. For lunch I made Jambalaya.  

The Drunken Chef (Russ)

Jambalaya (ala Inta-Pot)    

Serves 6 – 8




1 pound of boneless chicken breast

1 pound Cooked Shrimp

2 Kielbasa

32 ounces Chicken stock

2 boxes Zatterans Jambalaya Rice

1 small Onion

2 stalks Celery

2 cloves garlic

½ tsp red pepper flakes

½ tsp black pepper

1 tbls hot sauce (Cholula Sauce)

4 tbls olive oil

1 tsp salt


Set the Inta-Pot to sauté. Brown the Kielbasa in 2 tbsp. in olive oil and set aside. Next cube and cook the chicken in the oil next and set it aside. Cook the onions, celery and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil and add the rice, red pepper flakes, black pepper, Cholula, and salt.

Return the chicken, raw shrimp and kielbasa to the pot. Stir.

Place on the lid. Cook on poultry setting for zero minutes. Leave on warm for 30 minutes. Release steam. Open lid and serve.   

The Drunken Chef (Russ)

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