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Sunday, February 3, 2013


I use food in almost all my books. IF I LOVED YOU is no exception. I'm posting Megan Davis' recipe for meatloaf, the dish that won Chaz Duncan's heart. Food and guys, go together, don't they? (Scroll down for pic of my image of Chaz Duncan)

2 lbs ground beef (or half and half beef and ground turkey)
1 medium onion
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 large can of peeled tomatoes
1 medium can of tomato sauce (or homemade)
1 can LeSoeur Peas (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Chop up the onion in a food processor or blender In a large bowl, mix the ground meat and onion with your hands until nicely blended. Add bread crumbs and mix again.
Form meat into a loaf with your hands in a baking pan, a lasagna pan is a good size. Bake until the meat is brown inside. From 30 to 45 minutes. This will vary with how wide or narrow your meatloaf is. Pour off fat. Then empty the contents of the peeled tomatoes can over the meatloaf. Do the same with the tomato sauce. Add peas, if you want. Cook until the sauce is hot, another 10 minutes. Serve with baled potatoes, which can be cooked on the rack while the meatloaf is cooking.
  Bit about the book 
Does love always mean total truth? Successfully shunning the limelight was one way for Megan Davis to keep her family secret. The press intruded on her life when her twin brother, Mark, became the star quarterback for the Delaware Demons. Disrespectful of tabloid superstars, financial advisor, Meg, was shocked when she was tapped to launch a celebrity division in the prestigious investment firm, Dillon & Weed. The biggest surprise: the charisma of her first client.             Gorgeous, magnetic movie star, Chaz Duncan, wary of women who wanted to bask in his fame or sell his secrets to the media, valued privacy above all else. Would attractive Megan Davis, his new financial advisor charm the truth from him or would he continue his high profile but lonely existence to keep his secret safe? Jealousy, deceit and scandal threaten two careers and the quest for true love and trust in this roller-coaster-ride contemporary romance.    
 A snippet
Megan took a big swig from her water bottle before she picked up the papers on her desk. “I’ve prepared some questions to help me understand your needs, Mr….ah, Chaz.”
“My needs? You don’t really mean needs, do you?” He chuckled while his gaze raked her body.
“I mean your financial needs…ah, maybe goals is a better word.”

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Flossie Benton Rogers said...

The peas add a nice touch to the meatloaf. I bet he does have some interesting "goals."

Lindsay said...

Sounds delicious but I prefer my peas on the side with mashed