My Write Road - SL Baum

... MY WRITE ROAD - S.L. BAUM ... I am a mother, a wife, a former teacher, and a writer! Crafter, baker, taxi driver.......

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chicken Meatball Subs...

It has been awhile since I posted anything having to do with food! To be honest... I do not love the kitchen in this rental house and rarely cook anything other than the basics... we are eating out more than usual.

But... I've been craving meatballs lately and last night I broke down and made some. When you think of meatballs, think of a little round meatloaf. Basically anything you'd make meatloaf outta... you can do a meatball outta too. These are pretty basic and easy to make... and OH SO GOOD!

2 lbs Ground Chicken Breast
2 Eggs
1/2 to 3/4 c Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Garlic and Herb seasoning
Fresh minced Garlic

I'm not the measuring sort of Gal...  So...
just get a bowl, put in the Chicken, Eggs,
and bread crumbs... then add whatever
amounts of each of the seasonings that you
want. I use less Cumin than everything
else because a little goes a long way and
it has that great smoky flavor!

Use your hands and mix it all together...
then start rolling the meatballs.
I put the balls in a 9x13 pan (that I had coated with PAM) and when I'd used all my chicken mixture, I poured a 15oz can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce over the tops of the balls, and around the edges of the pan.

Cover with foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for about an hour.

We had meatball subs for dinner! I just put some meatballs in the rolls, added some shredded cheese to the top, and popped them back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and crisp the bread. Then I put a little of the sauce on the top after I took them out of the oven.

Don't they look D-lish?! My kiddos thought so!!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

OK - no Chicken Dinner - just a signed paperback of my book :)

The winners have been chosen with the help of
Kristin Craven - A Chance for Charity
Linda Cupp Mihay - My Link in Time
I'll contact you by email to get your mailing address!
Thanks for entering to win :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Signed Paperback Giveaway :)

As part of my Book-A-Versary month... I'm doing a Signed Paperback Giveaway!

If you would like to win a signed paperback... I'll mail out one copy of each book... (A Chance for Charity and My Link in Time - there will be two separate drawings).

So... comment and leave your name and which copy you'd like to win (or put BOTH if you want to be entered for both books).

Drawing will be held on Sunday and winners announced on Monday 6/27

If blogger is being strange and won't let you comment - then just go to my FB author page and comment on the note there. We are not supposed to conduct contests on our FB pages anymore - but hey - whatever works!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rippler - Cam's Review

Rippler by Cidney Swanson - Review by Cameryn (age 13)

Rippler is a book with love, surprises, and character’s always having the fear of being discovered. This book kept me on my toes and had unique twists to it. I’ve heard of “turning invisible”, “vanishing”, and many similar things, but never “rippling.”

The author made this book very interesting by creating a whole new life in the eyes of Sam, Will, and Mickie. At first you were thrown into the action desperately fighting to find the answers to everything. But you did get your answers, so don’t worry about being confused!

The ending of the book had to be my favorite part. It left me hanging for more and that’s what I look for in a book. To me that’s what puts the icing on the cake. My favorite character was Will because he was always the one to be depended on and to look up to.

This is a perfect action-love story for YA readers. There is only kissing too, and I like a clean romance. But don’t get ahead of yourself and jump to conclusions. Everything kept twisting around in this book. You’ll just have to read and find out what happens!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Book Report from the Black Lagoon - The Boy's Review

The Book Report from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - Review by Ethan (age 8)

This book is about a boy, named Hubie, who can barely read (the book says "I'm a slow reader. It takes me three minutes to read a STOP sign.") and has to do a book report on a chapter book.

I like that the Black Lagoon books always have a cool cover and the boy in the book imagines silly bad things happening to him.

My favorite part of the book was when Hubie imagines an avalanche of words starting to come towards him. I didn't like how the picture on the front of the book was not anywhere inside the book.

That's pretty much it.

The Book Report from the Black Lagoon
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Candy Wars - T-Bug's Review

Candy Wars: The Tooth Fairy vs The Candy King by author R.G. Cordiner
Review by Tristyn (age 11)

Candy Wars was a very interesting book. I liked the candy creatures the most. What I enjoyed about them was how unusual they were: chocolate archers, marshmallow soldiers, and icing sugar snowmen. I can picture them well in my head

When James and Emily go through a portal that appeared in their bedroom they find themselves in a mysterious land, there they learn different stories of who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. I found this was a very intense part of the story because James finds the Candy King’s land and Emily is taken to the Tooth Fairy Queen’s (the TFQ) land. There the two kids learn the wrong thing about the other land and start to become brain washed into thinking their sibling is a selfish tooth fairy or a greedy candy creature.

I enjoyed this book so much I have read it about 5 times and I was extremely excited when the 2nd one came out. I strongly recommend this book to readers who enjoy action packed fairy tales.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Portal - Cam's Review

Portal by author Imogen Rose - Review by Cameryn (age 13)

Portal is a book of romance, action, tight situations, and emotional scenes. With its time travel and dimensions never thought to have existed, this book kept me waiting to see what would happen next. I was never bored and when it came to me wanting to escape into a good story, it was the perfect book (series) to read.

My favorite part of the book would have to be when Arizona makes a crucial decision at the end. It is my favorite because she has very good reasons to go with each choice. It’s suspenseful and I was practically jumping out of my seat when I read the outcome. My favorite character has to be Kellan because he is always the one that keeps things in order and takes charge. He also was like another big brother to Arizona (before Arizona Stevens came into the Darley life).

Portal is a fantastic read for people with an interest for love and the unthinkable. I have read the whole series twice, so you can tell that it will keep you entertained no matter what! I would recommend this book for everyone over the age of 11. There is only kissing just to put that out there for the mothers!

I think anyone would enjoy this book tremendously. It will keep you on your toes all the time. I was so very eager to read the rest of the series. I can’t wait until Imogen’s fourth book in this series comes out. I highly suggest you read Portal. It would be a wonderful day if you got the whole Portal Chronicles for your kindle.