Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Lunch

One of the best times for me to read is during lunchtime. I usually feed my kids and then after they go down for naps or quiet time, I eat my lunch and read, or check emails, or write, or whatever. So today I’m starting something I’m calling Book Lunch!! (Get it? Instead of a book launch it’s a book lunch? Bad joke? Okay. Never mind. I must spend too much time alone with people inside my head.)

In this section, I will tell you what I’m eating for lunch (or planning to make for dinner or some other favorite recipe) and what book I either finished or that I’m currently reading. Sound fun? Oh well. It gives me something to write about and something for you to read! 

So, I must tell you that I’m writing this while eating. So if you smell something funny, it’s just me! Strangely enough, (and this is a MAJOR aside from my post today) I’m eating leftovers! I know. Not usually my favorite. Well, I guess it depends on what it is. But to top it all, it’s a SALAD! Ach! (Actually, I have always REALLY liked veggies and salad. And I have to add that because someone in my family is bound to read this and I should be at least somewhat honest!  )

So this ‘salad’ is actually quite fabulous! I made a green salad the other night with a spring mix, spinach, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Today I added taco meat (left over from last night’s – of all things – tacos) and topped it with some of Taco Bell’s Spicy and Creamy Chipotle sauce. (I just discovered this at Wal-Mart and LOVE it!!! They have other flavors too. Look in the taco isle.) Then, another recent discovery, I added chopped, roasted almonds on top!! (I bought a bag of almonds at Costco, placed them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and baked them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. No longer, because the oils inside them make them cook even after they are out of the oven.)

So that is my DELICIOUS salad!! Healthy? I don’t know. But it’s tasty!!!

Last night I finished reading Divinely Designed by Rachael Renee Anderson. Fun book. It’s also a quick read. This is an LDS novel, so you can expect it to be clean with a bit of religion. I loved the premise for the book. Kennedy gets a flat tire and ‘Mr. Perfect’ stops to help, and she doesn’t appreciate his help! Then he goes on to figure out who she is, but with a first name like Kennedy, he assumed it was her last name, and his plans are foiled. They do meet again due to their common association with Kennedy’s new roommate.

Braxton is a charming hero who has been through trying experiences. Kennedy is a classic, independent woman who struggles with her nasty boss. If you like quick books that are fun and uplifting, you will enjoy this charming story.

Divinely Designed
It all begins with calamity, faith, and a flat tire. Seeking liberation from recent heartache, Kennedy Jackson leaves her hometown and moves to Arizona to work as an interior designer. She thinks she is ready for a new start, but her heart still needs some convincing. When she bumps into a handsome stranger on the highway, she starts the ride of her life on a road of divine design that will lead to her dreams if she only has the faith to follow it. This delightful tale by Rachael Anderson combines wit and romance with the reality that change is difficult, but it can bring about some of life s greatest adventures. Divinely Designed is a sure antidote for gloom and a light-hearted reminder that even the darkest forks in the road can lead somewhere brilliant.

If you enjoy Divinely Designed, Rachael has another book out entitled, Luck of the Draw.

Luck of the Draw
When Brighton's roommates bet him that he can't get three girls to go out with him at the same time, he has no doubt that he's up to the challenge. Besides, the prospect of an entire month of free laundry is just too enticing to resist. Of course, that's before he meets Dani--a girl who's never had a problem turning down a not-so-perfect guy. Soon Brighton realizes that winning the bet might mean losing what really matters most. This fast-paced modern romance is told with wit, sweetness, and a healthy dose of fun. It's a sure bet that Luck of the Draw will keep you laughing to the very last page.

Happy Kisses!!

1 comment:

Rebecca Irvine said...

I've read both of these books and enjoyed them. Anderson is a fun author.