Here at Entangled, we like to read.
(Bet you would never have guessed that.)
So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.
Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!
This week a special guest:
I’m-Busy-Writing Stew from Sheryl Nantus
Who tried it: Sheryl Nantus, author of Hard Play
Why she likes it: This is a great little crockpot recipe I’ve modified over time to our tastes – it started off as Brunswick Stew but due to the hubby not liking anything in the lentil family and what I had in the cupboard, it’s mutated into its own special dish!
The hubby loves a bit of spicy hot food and I love being able to toss everything into crockpot and heading back to my keyboard knowing in a few hours we’ll have some great eats! For days when you know you’re going to be busy and unable to fuss over a meal this is a hearty eat that’s going to fill you right up!
The secret here is to add the hot sauce right at the end to get that zip – you can adjust every bowl to what you’d like!
Please note that I substitute a LOT of canned food – if you prefer fresh, great! But it’s sometimes easier and more efficient to grab a can out of the pantry than to get and keep fresh vegetables. Each to their own!
Who doesn’t love a recipe where you toss everything into the crockpot and walk away? Read on for a faboo meal that’s guaranteed to fill your stomachs without giving you a sink full of dishes!
- 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts (frozen OR unfrozen – if you have the time, defrost.)
- 1 link of smoked sausage (Kielbasa, smoked sausage, as long as it’s already cooked! Hot dogs work, believe it or not!)
- 3 medium potatoes OR 2 cans cubed canned potatoes
- 2 jars (about 28 ounces total) of salsa – whatever heat level you enjoy!
- 2 cans (about 14 ounces) of cream corn
- 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Hot sauce to add at the end!
Cut the chicken breasts into small chunks, about an inch thick. If going straight from frozen, be careful with the knife! Do the same with the smoked sausage and add both into the crockpot.
Do the same with the uncooked potatoes, if you’ve chosen fresh. If going with the canned, drain the water before adding the cubed potatoes to the crockpot.
Pour in the cream corn and salsa – don’t drain these! Add the dash of Worcestershire sauce and mix together.
Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours, high for about 4 depending on the size of your crockpot. Stir occasionally and check on how fast the chicken is cooking. If you chose raw potatoes over canned, cook until the potatoes are soft.
Just before serving splash some hot sauce into the mix and stir. You can also adjust for each bowl, adding the hot sauce individually. Options for serving include a dollop of sour cream on the top or adding shredded cheese if you’d like to jazz it up a bit!
Dig on in!
For a limited time you can grab Sheryl’s Hard Play for just 99¢!
Ex-special forces ranger Dylan McCourt is a stone cold killer who cares only about his military brothers and doing what’s right. He’s used to giving orders and has zero patience for bullshit. Most people tremble when they look him in the eye, but not his infuriatingly sexy new rescue mission, Jessie Lyon. She just juts her chin and says she’s not leaving without clearing her father’s name, to hell with his rules. And was that a one finger salute he sees in her eyes or his imagination? Either way, he knows this is one job his training might not have prepared him for.
For fans of Maya Banks’ KGI series, prepare to meet the men of the Delta Force Brotherhood, a sexy new contemporary series where kicking ass and living hard is just how they roll.
Sheryl Nantus was born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She met Martin Nantus through the online fanfiction community in 1993 and moved to the United States in 2000 in order to marry. A firm believer in the healing properties of peppermint and chai tea she continues to write short stories and novels while searching for the perfect cuppa. She loves to play board games and write haiku, although not usually at the same time. She has published multiple books with Entangled Publishing, St. Martin’s Press/ Swerve, Samhain Publishing and Carina Press.