Laissez les bons temps rouler!  We didn't make it to Mardi Gras, so we decided to celebrate right here in The Ham with jambalaya and king cake.  We saw Paula Deen make jambalaya on her show this past weekend, so we gave it a try.  It was great, and it wasn't much more work than opening a box of our usual Zattaran's mix.  Paula's original recipe uses smoked sausage and shrimp.  I am not a shrimp girl – I am a chicken girl, so that is what we used (it's good to be the cook).  The jambalaya had a nice flavor and a little kick to it.  It had good heat, but it wasn't overwhelming.  I made our favorite cheesy biscuits to go with the jambalaya.  YUM!  You can't just eat one (or two or three)!

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