Coming up with the recipes for the Booktown Mysteries is sometimes a challenge. You have to take a lot of different things into consideration. If the story is set in winter, it's easier because cold weather means you can use comfort foods.
Comfort foods mean different things to different people. Mr. L loves toasted cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. Me? Not so much. For me, comfort food is TOAST (and I eat it dry, without butter). I like sweet foods. (Cake. YES!) He likes salty foods.
Here we are at the second day of spring, and I'm writing a book that's set in August. I've forgotten what summer foods are. Rather deliberately, I must admit. Especially since I'm trying to lose weight, and summer foods are very fatty. Well, for me, at least. I like cold salads made with LOTS of mayonaise. Hots, hamburgers.
So far I've only chosen one recipes for the next Booktown Mystery. Tricia remembers how much she enjoyed her Grandma Miles' Snickerdoodle cookies. For the other foods, I've said things like, "Angelica stirred the [FOOD]."
So ... let's have a contest. Suggest a recipe that Angelica can make for dinner. No junk food. Something summery, something healthy, something DELICIOUS!
The prize? A Foodie Friday Mug. It's VERY NICE! (I'm tempted to keep it myself.)
The thing is ... I've been having giveaways on Teacup Tuesday and been trying to chase people down to send them the prizes. No more. To enter, you need to send me your recipe and supply your SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS. And if you enter the contest, you agree to be added to my mailing list (if you aren't already there.) Send your entry in before April 1st. The winner will be announced on April 4th.
So, send your recipe suggestion (you don't have to send the recipe itself, just tell me what you think Tricia and Angelica should have for dinner), and you might win the Foodie Friday Mug. Runners up will receive an envelope full of my bookmarks, and you'll be mentioned in the acknowledgements of Booktown #9. (I'm calling it A Fatal Chapter, but who knows what the publisher will want to call it.)
Send your entry to: Contest @ LornaBarrett (dot) com. (Close up the spaces!)