After the total fail of my last web page, I have finally gotten my brand-new website back up and, hopefully, it will be here for a very long time. There will be news of my current and upcoming books, family funnies, garden changes, trips we’re on, and recipes.
Yes, at the end of each blog, I will post my favorite recipe of the month. I love to try new recipes. Some are a success, and some are fails. The good ones will be posted here.
Every year, my sweet hubby and I plant a ½ an acre garden consisting of onions, peppers, tomatoes, sweet peas, corn, watermelon, squash, potatoes, and four different kinds of beans. This year, God has blessed us with an abundance of produce. So much that, we are swiftly filling up two freezers. Hubby is trying to talk me into buying another freezer. We planted over 300 onions, over 100 tomato plants, 100 corn plants, and rows of beans. It keeps me, and anyone I can recruit, busy cleaning, vacuum sealing, and canning the fresh produce. But it is so worth it when we cook the fresh food. I have shared a picture of how we are storing our onions.
Next year, I plan to plant Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli. Which brings me to the recipe of the month, Cheesy Brussel Sprouts. If you don’t like Brussel Sprouts, you will still love this recipe.
Another topic I’ll let you in on is my hilarious family. Most of the time, it’s either my sweet hubby or my great-grandson, Nicholas. They are two peas in a pod. Nicholas is six, going on thirty, and he wants to be just like his Papaw. His latest, he runs his finger across his face right below his nose and says, “I’m growing a mustache.” Yesterday, he took his shirt off and made me feel his back. “Can you see all the hair on my back?”
Of course, there isn’t anything there but fuzz, but I always agree with him. That boy can come up with some of the most off the wall things, and I want to share them, preserve them to threaten him with when he is a teenager.
Hubby and I have an RV that we love to travel in. Every year, we spend a week on Wright Patman Lake fishing, (my next favorite hobby). We have been from Glacier National Park to Niagara Falls to Big Bend National Park, and several places in between. I will be telling of some of the most memorable places.
And most important of all, my books. I am extremely excited about my current release, Mist on Trinity River. It is the second book in my Weber, Texas Series. After a difficult problem with the release, I have friends who helped me get the paperback released. I am still trying to get part of it straightened out, but at least you can purchase the new release at goo.gl/g3fbrR. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
What’s next? I am rewriting When the Past Came Back. It will have a new title, new cover, and I hope new story. After that will be the sequel that continues the story of Dani and Cody. There will be tears, laughs, and anger at the villain.
Cheesy Brussel Sprouts
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion (chopped)
¾ cup heavy cream
2 lbs Brussel Sprouts (cut into halves)
salt to taste ½ teaspoon cayenne
1 cup grated, sharp white cheddar
1 cup Gruyere, grated
½ cup cooked bacon
Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter in deep pan or skillet and add chopped onion, Brussel Sprouts you have cut in ½, salt (about 1 teaspoon), and cayenne. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from skillet. Add cream, ½ of cheese, and bacon. Whisk to blend until cheese melts. Add the sprouts and onion. Pour into a baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly and cheese starts to brown.
6/2/2017 08:21:35 pm
The site looks awesome, if I do say so myself!
6/3/2017 06:43:45 am
I so owe you. It looks great. Thank you so very much. Love you.
6/3/2017 08:48:38 am
Beautiful site indeed👍
6/3/2017 09:31:30 am
Thanks Kerri. Jennifer knew what I wanted and got it done. She is awesome.
6/3/2017 07:06:00 am
I love the new web page.... I cant wait for recipes. Many of my favorite recipes came from you.
6/3/2017 07:14:15 am
Thanks Becky. I have some really great new ones that I can't wait to share. I almost want to post four or five at a time.
6/3/2017 05:38:56 pm
Carol, your website looks nice. I'm checking it out on my phone!
6/3/2017 06:15:54 pm
Thank you Cheril. Glad you like it.
6/4/2017 01:28:27 pm
Fantastic job on the website Jennifer!! Aunt Carol, this is perfect!
6/4/2017 06:46:24 pm
Thank you Tonia. It took a while but we finally got there.
6/5/2017 04:34:46 am
Wow! Jennifer did a fantastic job. It looks great. I'm so proud of you and can't wait to read your latest!
6/5/2017 05:42:55 pm
Thank you Jeannie. I'm excited, not only about Mist on Trinity River, but all the recipes. I hope to get some back as well as give them out.
6/5/2017 04:23:47 pm
Carol, this is absolutely beautiful. You should give a talk on creating a website to ETWG. Love the recipe idea, too.
6/5/2017 05:46:37 pm
Everyone loves recipes. I'll read a blog in a second when it has a recipe. I couldn't have done this without my granddaughter-in-law. She is so creative and talented. I tell her what I want, give her the pictures, and she zooms in on the design.
6/16/2017 03:17:25 pm
Thank you Deanne. It has been a nightmare to get the website done. Not anything Jennifer or I did but the place my domain name was. The book is up and ready for purchase. Or if you don't mind the cover being off, I'll send you a free one.
6/16/2017 03:47:25 pm
Hey Carol, I'd love to have a copy of Mist on Trinity River. I don't mind the incomplete cover.
6/16/2017 04:20:44 pm
You got it, Sweetie. I'll stop by next week.
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