Fall and cooler weather mean lots more time spent in the kitchen preparing some hearty and heart-warming dishes for friends and family. And let’s not forget about our heroes who appreciate home-cooked meals after a hard day’s work. While my favorite things to make are pastries and desserts, a friend recently shared this delicious casserole recipe with me, and I want to pass it along. And speaking of food and guys, there’s an excerpt from ROUGHRIDER to follow. The romance’s hero and heroine are whipping up more than breakfast in the ranch’s kitchen.
2 10 oz. boxes of chopped broccoli
2 Eggs well beaten
1 Can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 Cup grated cheddar cheese
1 Small chopped onion (optional)
1 Small can of mushrooms, drained and chopped (optional)
Cook broccoli until tender and drain. Place broccoli in a 9” x 13” buttered baking dish.
Combine other ingredients above in a bowl and pour over broccoli. Melt ¼ c. of butter in a skillet and sauté 1 ½ c. of croutons (but you can use the whole box if you like). Sprinkle croutons over top of broccoli. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Snippet from ROUGHRIDER—
“Care for some?” He passed me the carton.
I grabbed it from his grip and plunked it beside the mixing bowl. Cut the crap. “We both know what we want this morning.”
He twirled the one pajama bottom tie around his finger but not enough to separate the flap opening. “Yeah. I always have a bigger appetite about this time of day.”
The right slipper joined the left and I closed the distance between Mister-oh-so-hot-I-could-scramble-the-eggs-right-on-him and myself.
At touching his left bicep my fingers tingled. “Care to show me how to make your morning the best it can be?”
A grin parted his kissable lips and revealed the straight teeth underneath. His long tongue swiped along the lower lip before disappearing back inside.
He immersed the beaters in the mix and stirred them around. Not a drop of battered milk splashed out. “Crack two eggs in here and that’ll get things going.”
Wishing you all many happy reading moments,
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