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:
Season Vining‘s Crawfish Cornbread
Why she likes it:
Here, in southern Louisiana, it’s crawfish season. After a day-long crawfish boil with friends or family, there’s usually some leftovers. So, we’ve become inventive as how to use them. I came up with this recipe a few years ago and now it is demanded at every get together. I can’t promise that this is a precise recipe. When I cook, I just eye everything and sprinkle until it feels right. Best of luck. I mean, anything that starts with a stick of butter is probably good, right?
2 lbs boiled crawfish tails (can use pre-packaged tails)
2 onions chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
(or you can cheat, like I do, and buy the already chopped “seasoning blend” in the freezer section)
1 stick of butter
1 can of whole kernel corn
2 boxes of cornbread mix
2 eggs (for the cornbread)
2/3 cups milk (for the cornbread)
In a pot on medium heat, melt the stick of butter. Add in onions and sauté for 5-6 minutes until transparent. Add your crawfish tails, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne (a little goes a long way), and a few dashes of hot sauce. Drain the corn and add that too. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, prepare your two boxes of cornbread mix with the eggs and milk. When your crawfish is ready, pour into the bowl with the cornbread batter and mix well. Pour into a large casserole dish. Bake at 400º for approximately 25 minutes. Can be served like cornbread dressing or cut into squares. Either way, ca c’est bon!
With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Season currently reading?
With lots of heavy changes in my life and being crazy busy, I needed some fun and funny. I’m currently reading Red, White, & Royal Blue. It’s the debut novel by my dear friend Casey McQuiston and I am ADORING this book! It’s a boy-meets-boy enemies to lovers story, plus add in that they’re the first son of the United States and the Prince of England. Whew! I love Casey’s wit and the dialogue keeps me laughing. And the heat? Well, these guys keep it dreamy and steamy!
Get Fearless & Falling by Season Vining today!
Angela Lavelle has been in love since third grade. A heated argument over superheroes left her reeling in the wake of Logan Sawyer and his charming, know-it-all smile. After a lifetime in the same small town, this art geek still feels invisible to the guy she knows is destined for her. Finally, Angela is ready to give destiny a shove.
Logan Sawyer is adored by the whole town, even taking a place next to his father as a sheriff’s deputy, with aspirations of becoming a detective. When a certain redheaded waitress finally catches his attention, he wonders how he’s been so blind to Angela hiding in plain sight. But there’s the mysterious circumstances of her father’s death tugging at Logan’s detective instincts. Could Angela be the one to break the case wide open? Or will their secrets destroy any chance at a happily-ever-after?
Season Vining grew up in southern Louisiana where food, culture, and family mean everything. She has lived in Houston, San Diego, and NYC—all of them providing colorful experiences and future writing material. She is a graphic designer by day, a complete font snob, and enjoys all forms of art. Her obsessions include live music, tattooed bad boys, vintage cars, and people who know the difference between their, there, and they’re. Season is a new mom to the cutest kid on the planet. She is the author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels—hot stories with heart.