A drunk chicken and tired me

Earlier in the week dad was telling me about a dish he remembered growing up that his friends dad made a lot.

All he could remember was it was while and good.

We got a whe chicken the other day. I have around 5 dollars or so for it at Aldis. We got a bottle of white wine at County Market . I got Berringers  Chenin Blanc. I gave around 6dollars for that.

Here is how I made mine.

I preheated the oven to 400 degrees

wash your chicken and pull the skin back leaving it in tack rub meat liberally with your choice of seasonings I used a little salt an Italian blend, sage and garlic. Then pull skin back down and rub with same seasoning.  I then brushed with melted butter and roasted 1 hour breast side down.

meanwhile, peel and quarter 1 medium potatoe per person into a bowl. Cover with water and salt liberally. Get a crusty loaf of French or garlic bread ready to bake.

After Chicken has baked an hour , drain potatoes, push chicken to end of pan add potatoes cook about 30 minutes until potatoes are almost tender now turn chicken breast side up add wine and cook about 30 minutes more take out to set while bread cooks.

I served the au jus in a dish.

Dad was very pleased  at the outcome

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carve at table for dramatic effect or cut up in the kitchen whichever you prefer. Since it was just dad and I I cut us each a leg and thigh and wrapped the rest . I will either make chicken salad or chicken enchiladas

Be sure you have a cork screw! Dad didn’t and I had to walk downtown in search of one. Luckily the Mainstreet Marketplace had some gadgets and it was reasonably priced. It was a hot walk and by he time dinner was over and dishwasher loaded I was beat!😺

This is an easy meal for a Sunday dinner for 4 or a romantic dinner for two.

You could easily make this for date night straighten your house and get dressed after work while it cooks . Add candlelight and a rose to the table serve the rest of the wine to drink!💋

Do you have a dish that sounds fancy but practically cooks itself?

#Ro-ManicMonday…Lover’S Leap

Sitting in my dad’s third floor apartment in downtown Hannibal,one of my favorite things is the  spectacular view.  From his window I get  a different  look at  the river. I Can watch tug boats working, speedboats zipping along, the riverboat running its tours, driftwood floating down the river and trains chugging along.

Each window I look through I get a different view . I can see how Mark Twain got his indpiration for Tom a Sawyer and  Huck Finn using such s lovely, quaint town. Forgive the extra mistakes please I’m having to work from my phone. There are caves here that are supposed to be  the caves that inspired the stories but they are long and narrow so I can’t walk th with my bad hip and claistrtphobia.

LOVER’S LEAP does have a tragic ran tic story.  The story is written by a man  named Aurthor O Garrison. He claims to have gotten the details from ‘sncient inscrptions and a birch bark manuscript”  according to the Hannibal Courrior Post’s Sesquintennial Edition.

The story is similar to ones I’m most towns with high cliffs . You can find the story here. http://www.hannibalparks.org/parks/lovers-leap/

It is quite a sad story. I find it hauntingly beautiful and whenever I visit the cliff and see the big birds hovering above I wonder if they are spirits of the lovers that lept.

Yes I realize I have an overactive imagination! I am a fiction romance writer what do you expect?

I adore this town and you will notice s similar one in my upcoming contemporary romance I hope to have out next year.

Do you have a story about a lover’s leap or old folk lore in your town?

#mondayblog-Come with me on a virtual tour of Hannibal

Hello everyone! This week I am not doing a Ro-Manic Monday since I am still at my dad’s. I don’t have internet so cant research and I don’t have a lot of time since I have been helping dad with his chores going on daily walks with him and getting his meals and eye drops in. On Saturday my brother, his wife, and kids stopped by to visit dad. After I got his drops in.  He stayed home to watch a poker tournament and I went on a walk with  the family. I try to spend a lot of time with them when I am here since I only get here once or twice a year.

I thought I would share some of the pictures I took on some of mine and Dad’s walks and our walk yesterday.  Enjoy!!

It has been flooded here, so the sea wall has been in place it is actually two large  steel walls.  They took them down a couple days before the festival last week. I toook these photos through dads window on the third floor.

The wall has been lifted and is on the truck–        they lift the wall then lay it flat on the ground

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thhey take it over to a structure that holds them uprigh near the levee and lift them up and into place.  this one goes above after they lay it on the ground they liftit straight up onto the truck.

it was rather interesting to watch…not easy to photograph since it took nearly an hour to do both.

Here are a couple shots  of Dads potted plants out back . The tenants can use pots for plants  or have a small plot to garden if they want.. the tiney frogs invaded the parking lot the other day after a big rain! They are so cute I wanted some!

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This is where i bought my new pottery dishes    A train museum                                           Things going on locally

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There is a lighthouse on a hill. it is  a couple hundred steps up one day I may try to climb them and let you know! This is the  Tom  and Huck statue at end of the road we walk each day

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This is a park on the riverfront                                                                                                                                                                                         You can take tours on this riverboat

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Train I took a picture of from dads windowThis is a barge I loved all the different  elements to it some were very rusty this is the tug pushing it

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a drifting log of ducks we saw yesterday!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of Hannibal!

Have you been on any trips or taken any cool pictures? If you have and would like to share them email me at [email protected] and I will set up a date to feature your vacation or just any cool things you like ( dates will be Fridays.)

Sunny Sunday-more craft fair fun

Hello everyone! I am still at my Dad’s in Hannibal and not been able to do much crafting. However last week we did spend a couple days at the craft fair that was here in town. I thought I would share a few of my awesome purchases.

There was two booths that were selling air plants. One had them set on pretty seascapes. I got one of these for my desk the first day and an extra plant to put in some driftwood (dad and I picked up a few nice pieces on one of our walks.

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Saturday we found these cute hanging globes with airplants and these were already in bloom. I decided to get another to hang in my office since Chloe likes to steal stuff off my desk. Now if I can keep her from trying to climb the curtain to get at it.  The round one is mine and the teardrop one is Dad’s.

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I got two nice leather bracelets and a slave bracelet. I haven’t worn jewelry in a while but decided to get me some casual things I can wear daily.

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My niece went to get another ring like she had gotten last year and the seller made us a deal saving us each five dollars so I got one as well. Mine says never give up—never fail a reminder for myself when I feel like I am failing and want to give up…which has been a lot lately.

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I also got this beautiful locally made Indian jewelry. Sorry the  picture of it disapeared!

There were so many booths even in three days I am sure we missed a few. We did get some dip and soup mixes as well as the other stuff.

My niece got a crocheted top. I think I may try to make the skirts I saw there. She is an adorable 17 year old cheerleader with a cute body. She can carry off that look.

There is this amazing pottery shop in town that I have eyed since the first time I came up here. I had hoped to get a lesson but they no longer do that. Dad got a beautiful butter dish and I got him a green one that says Oleo on it. I decided I wanted to replace all my old sets of dishes at home with one nice one so we went back and got a complete set for home.

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Have you been to any craft fairs or shows this summer? Did you find any great items?

 

Gay for Pay

 

 Gay for Pay
An All Cocks story




Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future; Captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama. His high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right?


Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks newest addition, a gay for pay porn star. 


Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bi-sexual gay porn star will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility charged industry. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it’s his inability to trust. 

What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six foot two with Auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes. 


Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bi-sexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from. 


Gay for Pay is a gay for you story about two men that will have to come to terms with the mistakes they made in their past, if they want to stick around and have a chance at a future.

How about a special scene inspired by a song?

Chapter 16 | Meet and Greet

A new song floated through the club and Linc started bouncing on his toes, “I love this song! Dance with me?” He said as if he were asking Chris, already dragging him through the bodies toward the area where everyone was dancing. Chris recognized the song, “Talking Body” by Tove Lo, it was a song he too liked. He expected Linc to turn around once they reached the dance floor, but he didn’t, he backed up into him and started dancing with the beat.

Everyone else in the crowded club disappeared as soon as Linc was up against him, grinding his ass back against Chris’s groin. Linc reached back and wrapped his hands around Chris’s neck, pulling him close. It caused Linc’s back to arch so he laid his head back on Chris’s shoulder, slowly gyrating his hips. Chris ran his hands around in front of Linc, holding his body against him by bracing his hands on Linc’s thighs, digging his fingers in. They moved in sync, matching the rhythm of the music with every shake and thrust of their hips. All Chris could see, hear or feel was the music and Linc. He leaned down and gently bit Linc’s shoulder, still moving his hips, keeping pace with Linc and the song. Linc moaned loud enough that even over the base that was rattling the windows Chris heard it, and it made his dick even harder.

The beat slowed as did the verse of the song and Linc slowly turned around in Chris’s arms. He ran his hands around Chris’s body, slipping them into the back pocket of Chris’s jeans. As soon as their hips made contact, they were moving in sync with each other and the music again. Chris ran his hands up the front of Linc’s body, grabbing the collar of Linc’s shirt and jerking him closer. He mouthed the words of the chorus as he stared into Linc’s lustful eyes, “If you love me right, we fuck for life, on and on and on.”

Their foreheads and noses were touching, lips impossibly close. Chris barely brushed his lips over Linc’s, pulling back when Linc moved forward in an attempt to seal them together. Linc brought his arms up, wrapping them around Chris’s neck before running his fingers through the unruly, auburn locks. Chris smiled down at Linc as he bent and brushed his lips over Linc’s again, this time briefly making contact. The kiss was short and chaste, Chris pulled back when he was loudly reminded that they weren’t alone by a room full of cheering, clapping, screaming people. They were so wrapped up in each other, neither one of them realized the song had ended.

Chris laughed at his boyfriend when Linc’s face flushed red. They slowly made their way back toward the VIP area where the rest of their friends were, stopping to talk to fans and sign a few more autographs. Linc put his foot down and adamantly said hell no when one guy unzipped, popped his dick out and asked Chris to sign it.

 

Youtube link to Talking Body by Tove Lo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzRyxGBGiAE

My Review

This is a story that shows that one mistake can change our lives drastically. Chris was young and had his life set. A scholarship a beautiful girlfriend, a supportive family, lots of friends. That is until one fateful day he drank too much and his entire life turned upside down leaving him with no future, and no family and no job.

He had one loyal friend that moved him to New York with him letting him crash on his couch. One night Chris ventured in a gay bar, met a sweet twink that became a good friend and found a flier looking for gay porn models.

This story is fabulous! There is a lot of characters, but I love that much better than a story with only one or two.  There is a great storyline, the character growth is awesome, now for the heat…Holy lava!

The first part of the book is basically sitting up the book, meeting characters and getting Chris’s past. Then we get to All Cocks and the entire mood of the story shifts.  I loved how Chris and Linc’s friendship builds and the scene close to the end where they are dancing at a meet and greet… Send out the firetrucks! This is one of the hottest dance scenes I have read in a while.

I will definitely be looking for more books in this series!

 

Buy links: Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | Goodreads

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a ‘what if’… What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast? Currently, Smith is working on a new series that is set within the world of online gay porn. 
 
 
 
 

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July 4th | The O’Raven Chronicles | Review & Character Interview

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