Monday Musings

Monday, Aug 15

First, as promised, here are the winners of last week’s autographed book giveaway: Norma Frink and Joanne Bitts.  A new round begins today: just comment, and you’ll be in the random drawing.  Two winners will each receive a copy of my most recent book, signed by moi, as soon as they’ve been contacted by Jenni.
On peanut butter: Several of you asked about sugar-free peanut butter, which I mentioned as a Weight Watchers Power Food.  What I should called it is no-sugar-added peanut butter.  🙂  In any case, I bought a great product at Safeway on Saturday.  The brand name is Old Home 100% Natural Peanut Butter.  It was in the refrigerated section and must be kept in the refrigerator when you get it home.  I saw several brands online, and I know Schmucker’s makes a version as well.
Often times, these things really disappoint me, but I couldn’t be more pleased with this stuff.  It’s delicious!  Of course that doesn’t mean I can go overboard, but I spread some on Good Seed bread, add sliced bananas, and cook them in a non-stick pan.  I spray each side with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and top the whole shebang off with a spoonful of no sugar added jelly.  Shut the front door!  This concoction is not only tasty, it’s filling.  Takes me right on through until lunch.
I mostly wrote over the weekend, I’m so caught up in the current project.  I can’t wait to share NORTH OF EDEN with all of you.  For me, it’s a definite case of Where Has This Book Been All My Life????  I guess I just wasn’t ready to write it before now.
Now that I’m back on track with Weight Watchers, I’m experimenting with different foods.  Take, for instance, polenta, another Power Food.  I LOVE this stuff.  And I’ve been making those vegetable soup bases I told you about, too.  Mowgli, one of my dogs, goes crazy when I fire up that stick blender.  He just barks his head off!  Guess he’ll just have to get used to it, because I can think of about a jillion uses for this handy little device.  You know me and gadgets.  I also love my Spiralizer.  If you haven’t tried one of these gizmos, you’re missing something.  🙂  
That’s all the news that’s fit to print, at least for today.  Tune in tomorrow, New Book Day, to see what I’ve downloaded from Audible.  (If those people don’t love me, they should, because I gobble up those audiobooks.) 

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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