Friday, January 14, 2011

Vote for Me

UPDATE: You no longer have to write my vote in. I'm now on the ballot for both my novel and as an author. I would appreciate your vote. Thanks.

I need a favor. There's a poll going on right now on the Preditors and Editors web site to vote for your favorite book, etc. I'm not listed, but there is a write-in field at the bottom of the list. I'm asking for your write-in vote for my book under the Romance category. You'll need to put my book's name, my name, link to my book, and my publishers name. I've listed the info below that you'll need. Just copy and paste the url, it's so long.

Love, Lies & Deceit
Carol Preflatish
Red Rose Publishing

Once you enter it, you'll get an email with a link in it to click to confirm your vote. It might take a bit to get the email, I just did mine and haven't got the confirmation email yet.

If you feel the spirit, you can write-in my name on the Author's Page, too.

Carol Preflatish

Thank you for your vote. I appreciate it.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

We have about five or six inches of snow on the ground and this is day two of me missing work due to the snow. While cabin fever hasn't set in yet, I am really hoping the Road Dept. gets my road cleaned today so I can get to my day job tomorrow. I just hate using my vacation days because of snow.

Since it is so cold out and most of the U.S. is covered with snow, I thought that Pot Roast sounded good for supper. Even better is to fix it in your slow cooker. Mmmm, my mouth is watering already.

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

1 3 - 3 1/2 pound boneless chuck roast, cut into pieces
1 rib of celery, chopped
1 large onion, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
2-3 carrots, cut into bite-size pieces
4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 C. beef broth
salt and pepper, to taste

Put the beef pieces and vegetables in the slow cooker and add broth. Season to taste. Cover and cook on low for about 8-9 hours. As with any slow cooker recipe, adjust the amounts according to the size of your crock. I have a large slow cooker.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paula Deen

You either hate her, or you love her. I happen to be one of the people who loves Paula Deen. Okay, so she cooks with tons of butter, but wow are her recipes great. I recently started following Paula Deen on Facebook and it has been a real treat to read the posts from her page.

Today, one of the posts was about Kitchen Basics, Setting Up Your First Kitchen. She lists the basic items needed for a kitchen. Wonderful article.

And, did you see her on Craig Ferguson show last night? I was going to record it and completely forgot. Luckily, it was posted on YouTube and I watched it there. Hillarious. Click on the link above to view.

The casino where I live recently revamped their buffet turning it into a The Paula Deen Buffet, using her recipes. I haven't had a chance to eat there yet, but I am really hoping to soon.

I am also reading Paula's biography and it's very interesting. There was so much going on with her life and she survived it. Fascinating.

Finally, I highly recommend visit Paula Deen's Official Web Site. She has some great recipes on there.