Saturday, November 5, 2011

LSU, Alabama, Crawfish Cornbread and Books

The FMJRA will be delayed until Sunday; it's all about LSU v. Alabama around here today.

I did make the time to run down to Barnes & Noble today and meet William and Michael Henry, the new writers I've been telling you about.  What a nice couple of fellows!  The books are great; as I said before, J. Michael Kenny told me about them last summer.  Michael Henry was a longtime prosecutor in Natchitoches before he turned to writing.  His son, William, joined in and now they co-author these wonderful stories centering around Willie Mitchell Banks and his son Jake.  The first book was set in small town Mississippi but the last one was in New Orleans.  They all have that wonderful southern flavor as well as some pretty dastardly bad guys.  Michael promises me that book five will return to Mississippi and many of the characters we've grown to love will return.

I picked up the fourth book and had it signed before heading home to get ready for the big game.

I've got two batches of Crawfish Cornbread in the old Chambers range right now and then we're heading out to watch the football game with friends.

Of course I have set the DVR to record Newt and Cain tonight.  Professor Jacobson has a live blog thing going on over at his place tonight.  I'll check in periodically via mobile over there.  I'm a geek.

Time to pull the Crawfish Cornbread of out of the oven, pack it up and head out for the game.   Geaux Tigers!


Curmudgeon said...

Political Clown Parade: Smashmouth Football: Clash Of The Unbeatens

Anonymous said...

And LSU squeaks out a win, Great Game!

MikeAT said...

MMMMMM..Crawfish Bread! Can I have the recipe?

Pat Austin said...

The recipe comes from Cafe Des Amis is Breaux Bridge:

4 eggs
4 cups yellow cornmeal
6 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups cream style corn
2 cups milk
8 tablespoons melted butter
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb. crawfish

Mix all ingredients and bake at 375 for about an hour.

(You could add some chopped jalapenos but I never have.)

You can serve it as an appetizer, plain, or it's great with crawfish etouffee over it. You could also serve it as an entree with grilled snapper or trout over it.

I bake it in a large pan; the first time I used a 13 x 9 pan it filled it to the top and cooked over. I went to a bigger pan. It makes a lot!

It's always better with real crawfish tails but this time I had to use those nasty frozen things from China which don't have much taste.

MikeAT said...


It was actually Beth asking. She seems to not realized when the ID says "A Cop's Watch" that's not her. :<)

She's gonna try it this weekend.