Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jambalaya

I had an eye appointment today so that I can get new glasses and contacts before grad school... I went to the wrong eye doctor. Yep, I'm ready for grad school. Fortunately, they took care of me with little wait and were cheaper than the place where I apparently set up my appointment. 

In other news, a now-former coworker and I saw Spiderman in XD-RealD 3D. Why so many D's? Who knows. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but in the same was that I completely loved Captain America; it wasn't a good movie, but it made me happy anyway. I guess that's what people mean when they call something a guilty pleasure. Here's my short review:

The Amazing Spiderman needed to be in 3D, but they wasted the potential with one or two pointless shots that involved 3D and little else. Andrew Garfield was alright, but too cool for Peter and I don't believe that he was as smart as he's supposed to be. Peter's supposed to be a quiet bookish nerd who happens to be in shape (because who wasn't in the 60s) and then gains the confidence to be a hilarious smart ass after realizing his potential as Spider-Man. Relationships changed for no apparent reason all throughout the movie. Take Aunt May and Flash Thompson, for example. Aunt May has a list of reasons to be frustrated with Peter, but then he brings home eggs and everything's cool. With Flash, the bain of Peter Park's high school experience, at the end of the movie they're suddenly buddy buddy. Why? I would've enjoyed more corny one-liners, too. And while I'm at it, why is Gwen Stacy, a 17 year old high schooler, the head intern or whatever at Oscorp Industries? I don't buy it. But, Stan Lee had an awesome cameo (as usual) and Emma Stone was super sexy (as usual), so all in all: B+. I'm an easy grader and it's Spider-Man, so I'm going to love it just because. ...even if it is just filler between the Avengers and the Dark Night Rises. 

And yes CBS, I am free for a starring role in the Big Bang Theory. 

Jambalaya



1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders cut into small pieces
14 oz. Andouille Sausage cut into small pieces
14 oz. Crawfish Tails
2 Tomatoes diced
1 Green Bell Pepper diced
4 Celery Stalks diced
5 Cloves Garlic minced
2 small Onions diced
1 c. Chicken Broth
1 tbsp. Oregano
1 tbsp. Dried Parsley 
2 tsp. Tony Chachere's Original Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp. Cayenne 
1 tsp. Thyme 
5 Bay Leaves

I was in a hurry to get to my eye appointment, so I prepared everything in about 20 minutes. I cut the Chicken and Sausage by hand and threw it into the Crock Pot. Then I diced the Tomato, Green Bell, Celery, and Onion in my food processor one at a time and added that. I used the food processor with the Garlic and added that along with the Spices and Seasoning. Next, pour in the Chicken Broth, mix, and let the Crock Pot cook on high for 4-5 hours. With about 30 minutes left, add the Crawfish Tails and then serve over a bed of Rice. It's not perfect, but it's super easy and was well-received by my former coworker and I. 

The recipe was adapted slightly from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/colleens-slow-cooker-jambalaya/. Good luck and enjoy! 

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