Dinner’s Ready: Elizabeth Alexander’s Easy Jambalaya

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The Alexander family loves to be together, exploring their wonderful home of Auburn, including the local parks and recreation areas.

“One of our favorite things to do as a family is throw a football or frisbee around the front lawn on Auburn University’s campus,” shared Elizabeth Alexander. “We love to play at the new Town Creek inclusivity park, which has been such a fun addition to the city of Auburn.

Chewacla State Park is a great place to spend all day outside! We have even camped there and enjoyed the fishing, swimming, and hiking offered. The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center has many trails, a playground, and seasonal activities for families.

Taking our dog, Chief, for walks around town is a highlight for us. We are so thankful for many places to enjoy here locally!”

Elizabeth and her husband Trip have three boys – Davis (15), Spence (11) and Blake (7). The boys keep the family moving with extra curricular activities like Cub Scouts, basketball, track and cross country. The family is also very active in the children’s and youth ministries at First Baptist Church of Opelika.

“Our boys are all at a fun age where they are getting into their own individual activities and we enjoy seeing each of their personalities shine,” Elizabeth shared.

With three growing boys, the Alexander family goes through a lot of food! While they love eating out because of its convenience, they do find eating at home is what they do more often and with hopes of having occasional leftovers.

“I am sharing easy jambalaya and mini cheese muffins,” Elizabeth says regarding this months Dinner’s Ready recipe. “I started making this during our time at home during Covid, and it became a family favorite.

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled and leftovers heat up well!”

Easy Jambalaya

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  • 1 lb of smoked sausage (we like
    Conecuh sausage)
  • 1 frozen bag of vegetable blend (onion, pepper, celery)
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (more or less to taste)
  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • Green onions


  1. Slice sausage into small pieces and cook until it has good color. Drain if needed.
  2. Add vegetables and cook 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce and Cajun seasoning and cook 10 minutes.
  4. Add in cooked rice and cover for 15 minutes. Stir as needed.
  5. Serve topped with sliced green onions and enjoy!
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Mini Cheese Muffins


  • 1 stick of butter; melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a mini muffin tin.
  3. Mix all ingredients until well combined.
  4. Spoon one heaping tablespoon into each tin.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden.
  6. Let cool for five minutes and enjoy!
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Dinner’s Ready: Elizabeth Alexander’s Easy Jambalaya

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