The wife is off this evening to a holiday play with family. My son and I elected to stay home. Just too many house chores need to be completed before the holidays begin. …Okay I'll be honest. We really wanted to watch the P&R Boxing match tonight. We've also elected to make dinner rather than call dominos. We thought about gumbo. But we have been on a gumbo bender of late and clearly a need to "change it up" is in order. However, we didn't want to stray too far from our love of all things Creole. Today on this forum FoamHeart penned a cultural background and history lesson of Jambalaya along with a solid foundation recipe. We are going to use it. Let's get ready to rumble!