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Sunday Link-Up {Feb. 19, 2017}

February 19, 2017



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I had cut the first piece of the Crawfish Pie which is always the hardest. I set the slice aside to let it cool. Steam in a camera lens just doesn’t work. When I came back to start snapping pictures, someone had taken a huge bite out of the middle of the pie. I thought I would just die. All I could do was laugh and pull out two more slices. That’s the kind of fun that ensues when you are cooking and blogging at deer camp.

Crawfish Pie is on the menu tonight but first a little back story on how this recipe came about.

So, when Debbie said she needed volunteers for the Foodie Friday posts, I knew I wanted to help. I loved her idea of theming each month to a song. I noticed February was themed towards the song…Jambalaya on the Bayou. Lightbulb moment, I have a friend who lives in New Orleans and he could help me out with an easy Cajun dish. I emailed this idea to Debbie and she responded back with…”Is your idea to cook together with your friend?” I figured, that was something that could be arranged. The only problem, he lives in NOLA and I live in Arkansas. Oh the logistics. I called up my buddy Brian and we put together a plan.

Our only chance to meet up was at Brian’s family deer camp. This worked perfect for me being that it was only a couple hours from my house and the hubby and kiddo could get in a little hunting too. Did I mention, I know Brian because he’s my best friend’s brother-in-law? Yep, that’s right! This was also a chance to hang out with my bestie too. Y’all…she calls me Betty Crocker and I call Brian Guy Fieri. I’m sure you can see why…lol.

With our plan in place, we were ready to meet up back in January. Low and behold, the only snow we’ve had all winter decided to hit that very weekend. I thought, well, how are we going to get this Crawfish Pie recipe done together if the snow stops us from meeting up? I guess I should tell you that our big hurdle was the fact that we were taking our camper. Pulling a camper through snow and ice did not sound appealing. It was either leave a day early to beat the snow or Brian and I were going to have to skype to make the recipe together. Brian had already made his 6 hour drive so I was thankful my hubby had the fore sight to leave a day early. We had easy driving and Brian and I could still cook together. Yay!

Without further ado…Brian’s Crawfish Pie! If you love Pot Pie and Cajun food then this recipe is for you!

Lacie Ring: How Brian and I Cooked Crawfish Pie Together {Foodie Friday}

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, ground
  • ¼ cup green onion, ground
  • ½ bell pepper, ground
  • ½ red bell pepper, ground
  • 2 celery stalks, ground
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 pound crawfish tails
  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • ½ cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • egg, beaten
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute onions, garlic, bell peppers and celery with butter in a large pot or dutch oven until soft.
  3. Mix in soup, tomato sauce, crawfish, and parsley.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes on low.
  5. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and egg to the pot.
  6. Continue to cook on low for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Place one pie crust in a 9 inch pie plate.
  8. Pour filling over pie crust.
  9. Cover filling with additional pie crust.
  10. Seal and crimp the edges.Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the crust is golden brown.
  11. Tips….Use a food processor to grind up vegetables. Let pie rest and cool to pull out perfect slices
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This recipe couldn’t have been possible without my person Guy Fieri. Big thank you goes out to my buddy Brian for the effort put forth to make his Crawfish Pie with me for ARWBal. We had so much fun cooking together or should I say me watching Brian cook…I did wash the dishes though.

 

 

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Why I Love Words So

February 16, 2017

by Alicia Dowell

I have been sitting here trying to figure out what to write for the post which I volunteered to write. As of this moment, I am on draft three. I have been trying to figure out the best way to share my love for something and then the idea hit me… Stop trying to use someone else’s voice. Use your own! So, please come hang sit and let’s talk about why I will always love verbal or written words.

From a young age, I have always liked to tell stories. I am grateful for my mom and two sisters who let me ramble to them about far off places I had been or how I could make up a place called “tree heaven” where all these trees had made the best place to climb. I have a great metal picture of it but alas, I grew up in a time where a camera was not an everyday thing. So, you are just going to have to trust me, this was the best place for 10-year country girl. Tree heaven was where I dreamed worlds in to existence with broad stroke of spoken words. This encouraged me to keep with words. Verbal words were where I rocked it. If you ask my mom, she will tell you ever since I was little I would make up stories with verbal words then one day I ended up with an old notebook and never looked back.

From that day forward, I could be found with at least one notebook and several pens. I have been making up stories of written word sharing with just my family thinking one day I would share with the world. These great stories would be written in book form, make me super famous, and keep me from having a normal job. It is okay to laugh about how naïve this sounded. I thought I was going to make it on the first story I wrote. I still have these written words floating around somewhere.

I have no grand ideas of I will be famous from writing a book. Now, I used written word to share stories on my blog and here. For me this is a great way to share my love of words. The stories I share remind me why I love doing this. These stories are from my soul to share my love of words and maybe encourage someone else to share their love of what they hold dear.

Alicia Dowell lives in a little city called, Hope with her college sweetheart and their daughter. She is a lover of gardening, their back-yard chickens, yarn, blogging, Disney music, and photography. By day you can find her working at a state park and by night (or the light of her computer screen) she can be found blogging or on Instagram which is her favorite social media hangout.

  

 

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