to Jenny D. http://jennydshappyhours.blogspot.com/ She has faced many trials the past couple of years. She is back now and I am so happy to hear from her. Please get in touch with Jenny as she is concerned about all of her old blogging friends. Thank you!!
I am moving away from salmon and creamed peas. Today I am making chicken and dressing. I have the chicken baking in the oven right now. I will also fix some mashed potatoes and gravy and a veggie of some kind. I am not overly fond of veggies but I force myself to eat them because they are good for you.
And speaking of veggies, Jane asked how I make creamed peas. I have developed a fool proof way to make perfect creamed peas every time. Put one tablespoon of butter in a saucepan, add 2 level tablespoons of flour. Cook on medium heat and stir the flour and butter together like you were going to make a roux or gravy. When the flour and butter have come together pour in the can of peas liquid and all stirring constantly until the peas are thickened and begin to bubble. Remove from heat and add any seasonings that you like. Now this is a veggie that I like!
It is another dreary day here again in the mid 40s. I am really wanting to see the sun as the grey skies are very depressing.
I have read 4 books this week and they were not little tiny ones either. The one that I just finished was Prey by Linda Howard.
“Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s own, forcing her to close up shop. The infuriatingly attractive Iraq war vet even had the nerve to ask Angie out, not once but twice. Before Angie leaves town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a gun. Then a bear comes crashing through the woods—changing the dark game completely. Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and comes to her aid. Forced together for survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction—while a desperate killer and a ferocious five-hundred-pound beast stalk their prey.”
Picture and review courtesy of www.amazon.com.
This is one of those books that you don’t want to put down for a bathroom run or to fix something to eat. Linda Howard is an excellent writer although the phrases she uses sometimes are a bit salty. I just ignore this and concentrate on the story and she rarely disappoints me.
Have a blessed day! Stay safe and be happy!!