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A farewell dinner WITH pics!

Doing a quick dinner posting. Last night we had a farewell meal with my niece and her family. Their heading back up to Oklahoma later this month.

Remember, there are nine people in this house. NINE!

So, any event is a huge undertaking in getting everything ready. Between tidying bathrooms, sweeping, carpets etc, the cooking must be something I know I can control the time of. Last night I made the below for the 1st time and it was SUPER easy! Because it was a little here and a little there, I was able to clean in-between the prep work and NOT run around like crazy. Okay, so maybe there was a tad of crazy but I was also finishing up the baby blanket and matching hat.

The meal;

Cheesy Potato & Ham Bake w/ Side Salad, Homemade Bread and Lemon Tarts for dessert.

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If anyone is interested in the easy recipes, just comment so and I’ll edit this to include them. For now, I’ve got to get back to my posts for an upcoming June class on queries.

Happy Eating & Happy Writing!

Bobbi

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Rant, Recipe & Special Invite

For all of you who work from home, dontcha hate all the “Oh, you don’t work?” I feel your pain!

Let me tell you. While I may NOT have a job outside the home. A job which actually pays me FAIR wages… I work.

In an underpaid, underappreciated position that has no start time, nor stop time.

7:15 wake up get coffee, turn brain on.

7:30 wake up wee man for school.

7:45 breakfast for wee man.

8:10 off to school for wee man.

8:40- prep for dinner. (ie; pull whatever from freezer and make sure I have all needed items)

MORE COFFEE

9:00 clean kitchen (unload dishwasher-reload if needed, wipe  counters, etc.

9:30 start laundry (typically I do 2-3 loads a day)

10: 00  backwash pool/check filters

MORE COFFEE

10:30 open up word get as much writing done as possible.

12:00 swap loads of laundry over and hand/fold dry load

1:00 check bathrooms and clean if necessary

1:30 swap laundry again (fold/hang new load)

MORE COFFEE

2:00 back to writing.

3:00 get wee man

3:30 prep for dinner. (get meat in oven or potatoes skinned, etc.

4:00 start dinner.

5:00/5:30 dinner time.

6:00/6:30 begin after dinner clean-up and swap last laundry load

7:30 pack lunches

8:00 back to writing.

Now, in the midst of the above there is reviewing the bills, giving out the kids chores (making sure they get done) any sewing or hemming or like now, making a baby blanket, is done in-between.

Have I mentioned I repaired our oven a few weeks ago? As in replaced both elements? Yep, did. Also, I redid all out trim, sanding, staining and sealing.

So while I may not have the “PAID” job… I work.

I’m not complaining per say, because my day IS filled with things I love.

Wee Man and Wee Miss, writing and cooking.  Speaking of…

RECIPE!

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Cheesesteak Bake

(3-5) Pounds ground beef

Either a bag of frozen onions and peppers or chopped fresh.

A pkg of sliced Provolone (24 slices)

Mushrooms. (Can be canned or sliced fresh)

4 Cans of Biscuits

Worcestershire Sauce (am I the only one who can NEVER spell that word without the help from spell check?)

 

Brown ground beef (use potato masher to keep meat nice and crumbly as it cooks) with onions, peppers and mushrooms, if fresh. (if canned add when done) Add a few shakes of Worcestershire as you cook. When done, drain well.

Add more Worcestershire to the cooked meat (a few shakes should work fine) and mushrooms,  mix well.

In large casserole pan, spray bottom with non-stick spray. Using hands, flatten biscuits to create a solid biscuit bottom. It took me one can plus 2 extra from the 2nd can.  Add 1/2 the meat mixture evenly over top. Top with provolone. Next, using remaining biscuit break into small pieces and evenly scatter on top.

Repeat all in 2nd casserole pan.

Bake about 15-25 minutes until you see biscuits browned and everything is nice and bubble.

Serve with a nice salad and BOOM, a fun, tasty, easy and affordable dinner!

Special Invite:

If you are an author following me, I have a Power Hour Group I run on FB. If  you’re the type where a little bit of prompting goes a long way… just comment below you’d like an add or email me at bobbiromans@yahoo.com.

Readers: Want your book signed? Gifting and would like a special message on the book? Simply email me what message you’d like and I’ll let you know how to get it to me. Just be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelop in your package.

Ebook lovers, for an electronic signing, head over to. Bobbi Romans Authorgraph Page

Happy Tuesday!

Bobbi

 

 

 

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Crock Pot BREAD! Yep, you heard right!

Crock Pot BREAD!!!

Not my recipe. I found this gem circulating on Facebook. Made it, it WORKS!

(3) Cups Flour

2-3 Dashes of Salt

2-3 Tsp’s Sugar ( I added this but the recipe, link below didn’t call for it)

1 1/2 Tsp’s of Dry Yeast (Which is also a packet)

1 1/2 cups of HOT water. (Not boiling, but hot)

 

In large bowl, mix above ingredients well and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 3 hours.

Next, remove risen dough and place on floured surface. Roll into a nice ball. Place on parchment paper, then place into crock pot on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

BOOM-DONE!

It was AMAZING!

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Hubby already said he loved the texture so much that he bet, added sugar, cinnamon and raisins added for cinnamon bread would be tasty too! Me? As is or maybe some honey butter.

 

Okay, OFF I go back to this story at hand. Time to get er done!

🙂
Bobbi

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Horror Chat & Recipe (What a combo right?)

Table for Three-Hold the Blood by [Romans, Bobbi]

 

Quick post as I’m still going full steam with no pause in sight.

Book Update: Two Summer Steamy reads coming soon…I’m waiting on some feedback to a much sweeter, slower paced story and Swamp Magic Bk4 is also still in the works. I’ll keep everyone updated.

For those new to me, I’m going to share a few reviews from a fun, horror cross over I did a few back.

Blurb:

Shana, Erron, and Marklon hadn’t realized life had more than a committed threesome in store for them. Like catching the serial killer monster who is leaving bloody body parts in restaurants throughout their small town—on platters no less.

The first murder and subsequent meal/gag occurred not long ago, at the upscale eatery, Carnal Cravings. Not long after, nearly every restaurant in town had served up some form of unexpected tartar. Heads on platters stuffed like prize pigs at luaus and people popsicles. Even deli-wrapped penises, taking Oscar Meyer Weiner to a whole new plane of pun, have rocked the sleepy little town of Crow Manor Maine to a state of panic.

It was then the nightmares began for Shana and her two men. It wasn’t long before she realized they weren’t nightmares but visions. They’d become attuned to the killer. As the threesome fight for their love and their lives, old skeletons tumble out of the closet that could literally carve them to shreds.

For Table for Three-Hold the Blood and Amazon Reviews

5-Stars

This certainly was different and I really enjoyed it. Is there a movie out about it yet? There should be if not. Looking forward to reading more from this author. Thank you.

Published on December 31, 2013 by Kindle Customer

 

4-Stars

“Wicked Good

What isn’t great is the speed with which the book ended. Thus 4 out of 5 stars.
This was a well written and well edited story with great characters and a wicked plot.

Published on October 28, 2013 by Outlaw’s Lady

 

5-Stars

Ghastly Fun

By Masonon July 11, 2013

Format: Kindle Edition

This is the third Bobbi Romans book I’ve read and I really love her writing still. Fast paced horror and love. Not one dull moment for her characters or for her readers.
This book is definitely not for the squeamish or faint of heart. But for guilty pleasure reading, just the ticket.”

 

 

To clarify… this story is NOT a romance but believe it or not, does have romantic elements. It is horror.  Another reviewer mentioned  “Grindhouse flick”  so for any tempted to read, understand all this BEFORE purchasing. But I think its fun.  So while I write, as another review said,

“4-stars Not for the squeamish

By Stacey Dixon on April 22, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

I love horror and gory stories, this book had nice blend of some romance and humor to balance the blood and guts, what i love about Bobbi Romans is she writes books in so many different genres but they are all great books!”

all over the place, I do try my best to label my stories correctly.

Amazon Table for Three-Hold the Blood

Recipe Time!!

I meant to pop on sooner to share this. At Easter, I did this and it was hoovered in seconds.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 1-2 Bunches Asparagus

1-2 pkgs Bacon

1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar

1 Stick of Real Butter

1-2 Tsp Garlic Powder

Garlic salt with chives

Now to conserve on money I cut my package of bacon in half. Bacon stretches so it worked fine.

PREHEAT OVEN to 400

Hold bacon up by top of Asparagus and simply wrap it around. Doesn’t have to be a solid wrap but just wind it around. Repeat this for all asparagus and bacon. Laying each piece down on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Once done, melt stick of butter, add brown sugar and garlic powder and mix well.

Using a basting brush, brush butter mixture over asparagus.

Lightly sprinkle garlic salt with chives over tops.

Bake for about 10-15  min watching close for signs bacon is cooked.

 

Enjoy and have a Great Week!

Bobbi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Easter Treat! FREE for a limited time

An Accidental Basket by [Romans, Bobbi]

Through THIS EASTER weekend ONLY…. grab up my Easter Romance, “An Accidental Basket” for FREE!!!

Read the reviews-

5- Stars From R. Kurtz “Awesome!! She has lost everything & has given up on life. This book is a funny story about a woman learning to live again & the people that teach that it’s ok to laugh & love again.”

I would strongly suggest this book. It teaches about life choices & that everyone deserves to be happy.

5-Stars from P.Phan  “Author Bobbi Romans had me crying within the first couple pages of An Accidental Basket, which happens to be my first book I’ve read of hers. The opening scene was profound, well-written and just tugged at my heart. She did not just make me cry, she also managed to make me laugh throughout the rest of the book as Calyssa and Danny’s romance was wrought with interruptions when things got passionate between them. They encountered some funny moments that had me chuckling and smiling. I really enjoyed scenes where Minnie appeared and I hope she gets her own story. I am so glad I got a chance to read this author’s work.”

Get An Accidental Basket FREE here

ALSO…

For all you parents out there don’t forget to PLANT those JellyBeans tonight so that “Lollipops” sprout up tomorrow (Easter) morning!

May you all have a wonderful, heartfelt Easter filled with love!

-Bobbi Romans

 

 

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Womb-Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem (review) & Recipe Double Feature!

Womb: Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem by [Hart, Megan]

Today is a double feature but one that pairs well together.

A Recipe and a Review.

Let’s do the recipe 1st as it will pair with the Review in a most, dark and decadent way.

Dark Chocolate Popcorn!

*Remember the Cracker Candy? Use the same stuff!*

I popped (being lazy and using microwave popcorn-but I think traditional would be best though the microwave corn DID work) 2 bags of Homestyle Popcorn.

(1) Stick of Real Butter

(1 1/2) Cups firmly packed Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/2 bag of Dark Chocolate Semi-Sweet Chips

Pop the corn and put in large mixing bowl. To make it easier, you may wish to divide the popcorn into TWO bowls for easier mixing later.

Melt butter and add the brown sugar, cooking for 3-5 minutes until bubbly and thick.

Pour over popcorn and using large spoon immediately stir. Add nuts and stir once more then when a tad cooler, add semi sweet chips.

Once mixed well, turn out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet (or two) and set in fridge to reset. Later break up and place into bowls.

Store covered in fridge to keep the crunch.

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Review (Grab a bowl of the Dark Popcorn for these darkly, warped tales!)

Womb- Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem

By the PHENOMINAL Megan Hart

If you love horror but want something WAY off the beaten path, this book is for you! Eight short stories (with the last being significantly longer) of “Mom’s Gone Wild/Wicked/Warped.”

The first seven are amazingly dark,  twisted tales of motherhood gone awry. The last, and my absolute favorite borders between gothic style creepy and mother madness.

Turn the lights low, curl up and prepare for decadently depraved reading treat!

Buy Here: Womb: Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem

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Sweet Treat for Cheap Peeps! Cracker Candy!

CRACKER CANDY!!!

If you like Toffee Bars, such as Heath, Skor etc, you will LOVE Cracker Candy! I made my 1st batch tonight!

Not my recipe, but rather one I’d heard about and googled the recipe for.

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Easy, cheap and OH SO GOOD!

Ingredients:

(1) Sleeve Saltine Crackers

(1/2) Bag of Chocolate Chips

(1/2) Cup of Chopped Nuts *Optional*

1 Stick of REAL Butter

1 Cup of Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

Line cookie sheet with tin foil. Lightly grease. Line sheet with crackers. In medium pot melt one stick of REAL butter and add one cup FIRMLY packed brown sugar and cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes until it comes to a nice thick bubbly like sauce.

Preheat oven to 400

Pour butter/brown sugar mixture over crackers and using a spatula, gently spread evenly. Put in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top and let stand another 5 minutes.

Once melted using spatula, gently spread the chips to even coating over crackers.

(Drop an F-Bomb here or there as you do this as the chocolate sticks to the spatula. Or be wise and butter the spatula lightly for the spreading.)

Top with chopped nuts if desired and place in fridge for chocolate to refirm.

Once firmed, use the edges of the tin foil to lift up the crackers and break into pieces. Keep in airtight container in refrigerator.

If you have sweet eaters, hide candy in prune container or Raisin Bran box because this gets GOBBLED UP!!!

Bobbi Romans- Romance Author and Mom always on the prowl for inexpensive eats!

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