First, several of my ebooks will be free or reduced to $0.99 on the Smashwords End of Year sale. My two latest novellas, Domino and Phantasm, are free on this sale, as well as several others. The sale is in progress through January 1.
Next is one for you Kindle users: The Earthside Box Set will be free on Amazon December 27-31, and The Tanger Falls Mystery will be free January 3-7. Mark your calendar to get free reads to start your new year.
Are you a fan of short stories? I’ve written several this month, and a few have been posted to my Writing.com account. If you want a free, quick read, be sure to check out “The Greatest Lesson,” and “December 23.”
And finally, something more practical. Several of you were requesting Christmas cards with a favorite recipe written on them. Alas, I’m not a great cook and only have a limited number of stamps, but the Macaroni and Cheese Casserole from the Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Centennial Cookbook (it came out in 1986) is one that my family loves. Give it a try. Your family might like it too.
I wish all of you a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Merry Christmas!
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
- 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 minced onion
- 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Sliced tomatoes (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water (usually 7-9 minutes).
- Mix butter, flour, milk, salt, pepper, onion, and cheese in a sauce pan and heat, stirring occasionally until cheese and butter melts.
- Mix cooked macaroni and sauce in pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes (until top is bubbly and brown).
- Optional: sprinkle diced tomatoes over top once cooked, if desired.