I’m celebrating the release of my latest Contemporary Romance, Hill Country Reunion. The way things are going, the Corona Virus may tank me since people probably won’t be going to Walmart to buy books. I figure since a lot of people are staying in, comfort food is in order, so I’m sharing my recipe for Pork Roast. Follow the blog tour at the bottom of this post to enter multiple times for my giveaway. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy of my newest book. Deadline: March 28th, 11:59 pm central time.
So last year, my husband was told to cut down on beef in his diet. He loves steak and hamburgers, anything with ground beef in it. I had to get creative and introduced him to my old standby dishes, but with pork, turkey, or chicken. It seems like if I spice it up enough, he likes it. He also loves ribs, but barbecue sauce doesn’t like him. So I set out to find a way to cook ribs without barbecue sauce. I discovered by using rib meat instead of pork roast, it turns out more moist and tender.
Usually when I figure out a new recipe, it ends up in my fiction. In Hill Country Redemption, the hero, Rance Shepherd learns he has a daughter. Back in high school, he and the heroine, were sweethearts. They weren’t Christians and made mistakes that resulted in a breakup and a child. Once the truth comes out eight years later, Larae invites him over to dinner, so they can tell their daughter, Jayda, the news. She serves pork roast and pineapple million dollar cake. For the cake recipe, I’m sharing it on Catherine Castle’s blog on April 7th.
Pork Rib Roast Recipe
1 pkg Country Boneless Ribs
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
3 envelopes Ranch Dressing Mix
44 oz Chicken Broth
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
3 cans sliced Potatoes
2 cans sliced Carrots
Cook ribs in crok pot on high in 1 can of broth with 1 envelope soup mix and 1 envelope ranch mix. Once meat is tender, remove and cut out fat. Pour in remaining broth and ranch mix along with veggies. Cook until flavors blend about thirty more minutes.
Notes: I’m a buy it in the can kind of gal, so I don’t slice and dice vegetables. If you do, put the vegetables in with the meat at the beginning so they’ll be tender. Saving 2 envelopes of ranch mix until the meat is done makes it more flavorful.
To go along with your comfort food, how about some comfort verses:
1 Cortinthians 14:33 – For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Matthew 24:6-7 – And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye not be troubled: for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matthew 10:28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Romans 8:38 – 39 – For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 14: 1 – Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
About Shannon: Award winning author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter writes contemporary Christian cowboy romance and has over a dozen published titles. A romance reader since her teens, she hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as she demonstrates that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does.
She gleans fodder for her fiction in rural Arkansas where she spent her teenage summers working the concession stand with her rodeo announcing dad and married a Texan who morphed into a pastor. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband and son, flea marketing, and doing craft projects.
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About the book – Hill Country Redemption:
This cowboy has one more chance to make it right…
He already lost her once…
Now he’s fighting for her—and their daughter.
When Rance Shepherd takes a job stocking cattle for a local rodeo, he’s shocked that his new client is his ex-sweetheart, Larae Collins. Now he’s determined to prove to the single mother that he isn’t the restless cowboy she remembers. But when he discovers her little girl is his, they both must forgive past mistakes for a second shot at a future together.
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(Available at Walmart from mid-March until mid-April)
Question for Readers: What’s your favorite comfort food?
Follow my blog tour for more chances to win:
Feb 23rd – Reading Is My Superpower Blog: https://readingismysuperpower.org/2020/02/23/love-stories-giveaway-hill-country-redemption/ (The giveaway on this blog has ended, but if you comment here, you’ll be in my drawing)
March 1st – Becky Van Vleet’s Blog: http://www.beckyvanvleet.com/home-decor-with-nostalgia/
March 17th – Shannon’s Blog: https://shannontaylorvannatter.com/inkslinger-blog/
March 20th – https://shannontaylorvannatter.com/inkslinger-blog/
March 25th – The Seriously Write Blog: http://www.seriouslywrite.blogspot.com (Seriously Write doesn’t participate in giveaways, but I thought you might want to check out my writing advice)
April 1st – Regina Rudd Merrick’s Blog: www.reginaruddmerrick.com/blog
April 2nd – Joy Avery Melville’s Blog: https://www.journeystojoy.net/
April 6th – June Foster’s Blog: https://junefoster.com/?page_id=855
April 7th – Jennifer Hereen’s Blog: http://jenniferheeren.com/blog/
April 7th – Catherine Castle’s Blog: https://catherinecastle1.wordpress.com/blog/
April 9th – Laurie Wood’s Blog: https://www.lauriewoodauthor.com/author-my-blog
Come back March 20th for part 2!