Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Return to Finian Jahndra by Katy Huth Jones

I have gotten to know Katy a little bit this year, and I think I've been blessed for it. She is a wonderful writer and has many books available on Amazon.  Return to Finian Jahndra is one of her earlier works and is the sequal to Leandra's Enchanted Flute. I hope you take the time to check out all of her wonderful books. They are available on Amazon in print and ebook. Many of them are also free if you are a Kindle Unlimited customer.

About Return to Finian Jahndra:

"Four years after saving the magical land of Finian Jahndra, Leandra's cancer has returned and the prognosis is grim. At Songcatcher's request, Leandra returns to help her bird friends and Prince Aspen repel an invading army. But something is terribly wrong--her flute has no magic and her health is not restored. Despite heartbreaking losses, a series of perplexing mysteries, and the exhaustion of her advancing illness, Leandra must find a way to rally the birds and humans of Finian Jahndra to meet a much greater and deadly force before the magic dies forever."

Easy Nightshade Free Fancy Oatmeal & Muesli Breakfast Recipe for Writers

So, I was busy writing when my husband said, he was "starving." So, I realized we hadn't eaten all day. I don't know if you have that problem, but when I get busy I forget to do a lot of things. It was only after he mentioned his hunger that I noticed mine. He suggested oatmeal, but I decided nothing as simple as plain old oatmeal would do, so I decided to make fancy oatmeal.

One thing I love about oatmeal is that it is so easily dressed up. I use rolled oats, and then imagine flavor combinations. Today's featured muesli, canned peaches and walnuts. I am sure you could make this with Splenda, and light peaches to make it lower calorie -- but since I've been diagnosed with my food allergies I don't do fake foods anymore.

I hope this recipe helps you when you need to fix something quick and get back to your work. I promise if your family likes oatmeal, this will make you a real hero, and if you can't get your kids to eat oatmeal, you might give this a try. I've never had a kid turn it down!

Easy Nightshade Free Fancy Oatmeal & Muesli Recipe

8 cups of water
Dash of salt
1 TBS vanilla
2 cans sliced peaches
3 cups rolled oatmeal
2 cups muesli
1 cup walnuts
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar

Place 8-cups of water in a medium stock pot over high heat. Add a dash of salt, 1 TBS vanilla, and 2 cans of sliced peaches. (Drain the cans first.) Cook until bowling. Turn down the heat to medium-high.

Add 3-cups rolled oatmeal, and 2 cups muesli. Cook over a medium-high heat until thickened and remove from heat source.

Add 1-cup of walnuts, 1/2 stick of butter and 1/2-cup of brown sugar and stir.

Makes 8 servings.

Easy Oven Fried Bacon and Eggs Recipe for Busy Writers

I was staying at a friends house over the Thanksgiving holiday and I learned the coolest trick for making great fried bacon and eggs with a minimum of labor. My family is medium-sized with five members, and it is always hard to make everyone fried eggs and get them done at the same time. It is also time consuming to cook this traditional dish, and for a writer and blogger it usually takes much more time than I have, so I was uber-excited to learn my friend Sheena's trick.

Believe it or not, she made it all in the oven!

Oven Baked Fried Bacon and Eggs

Place several pieces of bacon onto a jelly roll pan. Bake for 10-20 minutes on 350 degrees until it reaches your preferred doneness. I have a small oven so it doesn't take long for my bacon to get done. Make sure to watch the bacon closely until you get used to how long it takes to cook in your oven.

While the bacon grease is still hot, crack your eggs into the bacon grease. They will actually start cooking before your eyes. Place the eggs back into the oven. Cook your eggs until they are just like you like them! About 10-20 minutes.

No joke, she made about 20 fried eggs, and they were all done at the same time!!! And, they tasted great. I think even I can add this easy breakfast into my daily routine.