Clipped recipe for jambalaya:

1 cup ham cut in strips
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup green pepper cut in squares
1 medium clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons salad oil
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
2 cups water
2/3 cup raw rice
1 medium bay leaf
Dash Tabasco sauce
1 cup cooked shrimp
Chopped parsley

In a large skillet, brown ham and cook onion, green pepper, and garlic in oil until vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients except shrimp and parsley. Bring to a boil. Cover; cool over low heat 20 minutes. Stir now and then. Stir in the shrimp; cook 5 minutes more or until rice is tender. Garnish with parsley. 4 servings.

Found in "How To Show Your Own Dog" by Virginia Tuck Nichols. Published by TFH, 1976.

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  1. Oooooooo, so good!!! My daughter lives in LA now (after having been raised in Boston!) and loves the food. My little grandson is Cajun at heart. His favorite food is red beans and rice with gravy. LOL Jessica had never even heard of it before moving there!
    I've stopped by again just to "check up on you." I love your website so much. I'm featuring a blog every month on my site. This month, it's yours! Please come by if you get a chance and see your write up. I'll be posting you on Friday.
    Hugs, Deborah/TheBookishDame

  2. Oh gosh - my first thought is, that book could have come from my family - how 70s! We were learning how to show dogs and we moved out of Gilbertsville to Cortland in the late 70s. My parents unloaded a bunch of stuff with the move - who knows where it all went. What a blast from the past.