I'm so excited to announce that my new novella, Christmas Carole, is now available for purchase! And also, to celebrate it's release, I'll be giving away one digital copy today to someone who comments on this post. All you have to do is leave your name and email address in your comment OR (if you don't feel comfortable posting it publicly) you can email it to me by using the Contact Me link located in the sidebar. Tonight at 9:00 PM (CST), I'll be drawing one lucky winner's name from the entries. Good luck to all who enter.
Blurb: Carole Daughtry is a workaholic who’s trying to move on with her life after the death of her fiancé. She's determined never to fall in love again, but little does she know that a passionate encounter is just around the corner in the muscular form of Sawyer Langston. But given that he is also her late fiancé’s best friend, the situation becomes much more complicated than either of them bargained for. After a glimpse into her past, present, and future, Carole realizes she must make a choice between remaining stuck in old memories or letting them go and claiming the future she longs for.
Writing as Stephanie Bennett. Now available from: Ellora's Cave Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
2. Do you go to a Thanksgiving parade or watch one on TV? Not enough time to do either one. Busy, hectic day.
3. Do you serve appetizers, lunch, or snacks during the day? I spend the day traveling and visiting family members, and I usually bring a couple of dishes.
4. What are the traditional favorites? Turkey and dressing, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, potato salad, corn, green beans, rolls, and pecan pie.
5. What new recipes will you try this year? I made two chocolate pies. They aren't traditional chocolate pies though. These are diabetic-friendly, so my oldest son can enjoy some dessert this year. I posted the recipe here on my blog.
6. What part of the meal do you never compromise? Dessert
7. Who gets to carve the turkey? Usually someone in my husband's family because that's where we always eat Thanksgiving lunch.
8. Family style around the table or buffet style and everyone sits wherever there’s room? Buffet style and then everyone sits wherever they can find a seat.
9. How many will be at your table this year? With my husbands family - about thirty. My Mom's family - about fifteen. My Dad's family - about ten.
10. Once you're at the table, do you say grace or a toast or does everyone go around and say what they're thankful for? We usually just say grace and then pig out.
11. Cranberry sauce… yay or nay? NAY. Blech.
12. What time do you eat Thanksgiving Dinner? Lunch: 12:00. Dinner: 6:00 PM. Snacks: All day long.
13. Three best pies for Thanksgiving dessert? Sweet potato, pecan, and my Mom's infamous chocolate pie.
14. Do you have dessert right after the main meal or later on? Right after. It's the best part.
I hope you all have a blessed day full of love, smiles, and happiness. To read more Thursday Thirteen participants, click here. To read more meme's from Sunday Stealing, click here.
1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk, divided
1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant white chocolate or vanilla pudding mix
Semisweet chocolate curls and shavings, optional
In a bowl, whisk 3/4 cup milk and chocolate pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold in 1-3/4 cups whipped topping. Spread into crust. In another bowl, whisk the remaining milk and the white chocolate pudding mix for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in remaining whipped topping. Spread over chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
One piece (calculated without garnish) equals 191 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 426 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Taste Of Home