Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I'm getting ready to leave town but before I left I wanted to share a recipe that was passed on to me by one of my favorite aunts:

1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.

Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat;
Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on
each side. This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue
to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

If you've followed these steps correctly, your turkey should
look like the one in the picture..

Bon Appetite!!!

Hugz and see y'all in a week!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I’m not Dead!

Have you ever seen the cartoons where the Big Bad Wolf walks into the bar and sexy Little Red Ridinghood struts out and starts singing “Oh Wolfie”? His eyes pop out of his head, his tongue unrolls, his heart pounds out of his chest and droll skates along his chin?

Last night I was hanging out with my best friend and were looking at pictures from our last Girl’s Week (in July) The pic of us eating fried pickles popped up and we both went Um Fried Pickles! Let’s go to Lees! (Lee’s is a chicken fast food place)

We load into my truck both thinking how delicious the pickles were going to be. We walk in and there is one customer at the counter, three older people in a booth and the employees.

I took one look at the guy in line and I SWEAR TO YOU I PULLED A BBW! I know I as drooling. Now I have seen some fine looking men before but this one? HOLY SHITE BATMAN! He was about 6’ 1”, his copper skin was nice and tanned, his black t-shirt fit across his well defined shoulder and chest, emphasizing each muscle.

His jeans were just snug enough to cup his perfectly shaped butt. Big, brown eyes you could get lost in forever,. His shoulder length black hair was pulled back into a pony tail—his hair looked like satin. I would NOT have any trouble at all seeing him in a pair of buckskin pants, holding a bow, while riding a paint pony.

I am NOT lying when I say he was the most gorgeous man I’ve EVER, EVER seen in my life.

I forced myself to stop drooling and my best friend and I were making jokes about driving six hours to have fried pickles any more. We can go here now. He was eavesdropping into our conversation and he turned to ask where were from.

His voice—like velvet. His smile, electrifying. His nose, perfect. High cheekbones, nice framed jaw. I couldn’t swear to his being from any particular tribe, but the man was pure Native American. I was so proud of myself that I kept control and spoke without giggling like a love struck schoolgirl.

He took his order and left.

My friend and I stared after him, watching him walk away. As soon as the door closed behind him we both collapsed into a laughing fit. For the first time in—HA! You thought I was going to reference my age?!?!?!?—all the years we’ve been in friends…no wait SECOND time…we were both extremely attracted to the same man.

I’m telling you that was a FINE example of God’s wondrous work. If I wasn’t a married woman (and possibly old enough to be his…aunt) I’d have made a play for the man.

On the way home we discussed cougars, wolves, the FINE, FINE man, and…other activities.

My libido hasn’t functioned properly in ages. I was beginning to think there was a malfunction. I can say with all certainty I am NOT dead after all. But I’m going to Hell for lusting after the man…

He was so hot he could easily have been a male model or an actor. One thing I can tell you for sure, he WILL be a hero in one of my next books! If I’d have had a camera I’d have been asking for permission to photog him. After all, I’d have to have something to look at for book inspiration…yeah, like I’d really NEED a pic to remember him!!!!

My dreams were filled with images of a hot man, a shape shifter actually, wolves, cougars, the woods and…yeah uh huh, NOPE not going to share any more of THAT with you!

Hmm think I’ll go back to bed…dream a little dream of him.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


My life is still quite hectic. The hubby hasn't found employment yet and honestly, I'm not sure how much longer I can let him live. He isn't the most romantic, chatting, supportive man on the planet. Actually, the only time he wants to talk to me is when I'm writing. THEN he can come up with all sorts of things that he has to tell me or he's just going to explode.

I understand he's going through a difficult time, I truly do. A man who has gotten up every weekday morning for the last twenty-something years and had somewhere to go and something to do is suddenly drifting.

But I swear if I have to hear "It's supposed to be wetter than normal over the next six weeks," or some other factoid he picked up watching AG TV--or This Week in Agribusiness, I'll scream. And honestly no I don't care what Samuelson Says and I sure the hell don't want to look at another restored tractor.

I grew up on a cattle ranch, do you THINK I'm interested in watching a cattle auction on TV (Okay, I'll have to give him half a point for this as one of my favorite activities actually is going to the sale barn...)

I love the man and I'm trying to be supportive but he's beginning to make me crazy--okay, crazier he doesn't get all the credit!

My muse has gotten constipated with the fear that as soon as he starts flowing again, Dh will come popping in with another interruption. I haven't written in weeks. (I've done some major editing due to the release I have coming in January) but no writing...

I'd love to take off on an ATV adventure to one of the places DH was dreaming about last night. Wonder if he could try and replace that host...That would be the ideal job for DH and myself, traveling the country checking out all the ATV riding hotspots in America! I could definitely get into that!

Hang on, here comes DH now just busting out with news on Uncle Ted's latest Adventure! (All right, I admit that recipe for backstrap DOES sound delish...)

Guess I should go. No writing will be done today either. ACK!

Hugz and have a TERRIFIC rest of the week!

**AGTV, This Week in Agribusiness, are programs on AGTV channel. Brian Fisher is the host of Fisher's ATV television--a weekly program on Outdoor Channel. Uncle Ted is, of course Ted Nugent and he has a weekly program called Spirit of the Wild also seen weekly on the Outdoor Channel. I may enjoy poking fun but seriously for the hunters and outdoor enthusiasts these are really enjoyable programs!