July is for Independence
Do you realize it is just six months until Christmas? Oops. Sorry. I didn’t mean to bring that up.
But July does have special meaning for us here on the hill. We are celebrating our independence, given to us by a long line of fine military men and women. They fought and died to ensure we, here in the great United States of America, could walk freely on our streets, march legally, and worship as we wish.
July also has very special meaning for our family. Our first great-grandchild was born on July fourth. He is truly a firecracker of a child, too. His grandpaw caters to him, as do I, to an extent. Because it is a holiday, it is difficult to have a birthday party for him. Most families have other plans for that holiday, so, he ends up with just family. But we are large enough that he doesn’t miss the large parties. At least, not right now. He’s too young. He may voice an objection once he gets older. We’ll see. Here is that rootin’ tootin’ cowboy, in all his finery.
Have you seen the anthology Rose City Writers has out? It is a great deal for a small amount of money. You get seven complete novels from award-winning authors, including yours truly. We worked hard to gather some of the best authors for your entertainment. Check it out. https://www.amazon.com/Southern-Hearts-Rose-Writers-Anthology-ebook/dp/B07CSJ5NY5/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530653349&sr=1-4&keywords=Rose+City+Writers
I’ve been working hard on Abducted, my next book. It is a remake of When the Past Came Back. Danielle Ward and Dakota Davis go through a whirlwind of excitement with a powerful drug lord in Bogotá, Colombia. After Dani, as her friends call her, is abducted from Cody’s hideout in the Caribbean, it’s up to him to set out to rescue her.
The book should be released in July. I am revealing the cover to you. I don’t have the back cover completed yet, but I want your feedback. What do you think of the cover?
I think the cover turned out wonderful. One of my critique partners suggested a window with iron bars. When you read the book, you’ll understand why.
The recipe this month is one I have been making for years. I got this recipe from another woman when I lived in Arkansas. When you get off work and know you have to make dinner when you get home, this was my go-to recipe. It’s easy, quick, and ready in minutes.
2 lbs lean hamburger browned & drained
1 package taco seasoning
2 cans Ranch Style Beans (not drained)
1 can Rotel tomatoes
Cook above until hot.
Cut ½ pound Velveeta and add to hot mix. Stir until cheese is melted. Tune off burner and add ½ cup half and half. Stir to blend.
Serve with chopped tomato, jalapeno, lettuce, sour cream, and cheese.
We like it over Frito's without the veggies.
My husband’s favorite dish.