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:
Jennifer Hoopes‘ Creamy Tomato Soup
Why she likes it:
One of my go-to comfort foods is creamy tomato soup, and despite summer peeking around the corner, I still cozy up to a bowl of this whenever the need calls for it. The recipe is super simple, but the result is rich and yummy. And to top it off, it’s quick, leaving you more time to curl up to a book or two.
2 cloves of garlic
Two cans of condensed tomato soup
2 TBS of tomato paste
2 cups of Chicken Stock
2 cups of Half n Half
Pepper to taste
- In a large pot, add a large drizzle of olive oil and heat over low heat.
- Mince, grate, or press the garlic cloves into the pot. Stir until you can smell the garlic. (it does not take long and you do not want to burn the garlic.)
- Add the two cans of tomato soup and the tomato paste and stir to combine.
- Add the chicken stock and half n half and stir, making sure you mix them really well. A whisk can help, but not necessary.
- Turn the heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. This is mostly to heat up the ingredients and let the flavors combine.
- Serve in a bowl and add pepper to taste. I also like to sprinkle croutons on top to give a little crunch.
With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Jennifer currently reading?
Since this is super quick to throw together and only one pot to clean up, that leaves me time to curl up on the couch with some wine and a book. I’m currently reading Alyssa Cole’s Can’t Escape Love from her Reluctant Royals series. Every book in this series has been fantastic, but I have been waiting for Reggie to get her chance at HEA ever since she aided Naledi during the gala in A Princess in Theory. I love Reggie and Gus and all their nerdy love.
Regina Hobbs is nerdy by nature, businesswoman by nurture. She’s finally taking her pop culture-centered media enterprise, Girls with Glasses, to the next level, but the stress is forcing her to face a familiar supervillain: insomnia. The only thing that helps her sleep when things get this bad is the deep, soothing voice of puzzle-obsessed live streamer Gustave Nguyen. The problem? His archive has been deleted.
Gus has been tasked with creating an escape room themed around a romance anime…except he knows nothing about romance or anime. Then mega-nerd and anime expert Reggie comes calling, and they make a trade: his voice for her knowledge. But when their online friendship has IRL chemistry, will they be able to escape love?
Pick up Her Cowboy’s Promise by Jennifer Hoopes for just 99¢!
Three years ago, artist Emily White’s grief and survivor’s guilt sent her to the small Wyoming town of Fly Creek. Since then, she’s kept her emotions safely tucked away—until she meets the new rancher at Sky Lake Dude Ranch. Stetson in hand, the gorgeous cowboy’s arrival in her store immediately shakes up her world.
Adam Conley is only in Fly Creek for as long as it takes to fulfill his promise to his late cousin. The small town brings up too many memories of the life he left behind years ago. He knows his task won’t be easy, but the last thing he expects is the instant attraction to the reason he’s in town. Emily is beautiful, vibrant, and completely off-limits. He’s there to keep his promise—not fall in love.
Contemporary romance author, Jennifer Hoopes, lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband, and two daughters. Stories have been in her head for as long as she recognized every person had one and figuring out how two people meet and fall in love makes for a rewarding dream job. When not writing she wears the many mom hats of PTO, dance, and music, all while driving a mean, mom-taxi. She loves caramel and roller coasters, plays a solo version of Carpool Karaoke, and cannot live without coffee and Jane Austen adaptations.