This sounds so good! Melissa Keir, one of my fabulous co-authors of the best-selling boxed set COWBOY UP 2 shares a recipe from her story that I can’t wait to try…
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In The Heartbroken Cowboy, Debra makes a wonderful meal for Johnson. Only things don’t go as planned. I wanted to share with you my favorite go to recipe for a sexy dinner for two. I love to make Chicken Picatta. Everyone who has had it, loved it! And best of all, you can tweak the recipe for your tastes!
2 whole boneless chicken breasts, cut in thin strips
¼ cup flour
4 T. butter
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced (I also use about a teaspoon of chopped garlic from the jar)
½ cup white wine
½ cup chicken broth
2 T. lemon juice
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, coat with flour. In a large skillet, brown chicken in 3 T butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or till lightly golden. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
Add remaining butter to the skillet and cook the mushrooms and garlic until tender. Return chicken to the pan; add wine, chicken broth and lemon juice. Simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, till sauce slightly thickens. Serves 4.
I like to make egg noodles to go with this dish and put the chicken picatta over the egg noodles for dinner. Just make sure you also have something sexy planned for dessert… maybe some strawberries and cream. 🙂 Enjoy!
The Heartbroken Cowboy
Love isn’t found at the bottom of a bottle…
Johnson O’Neill joined The Heartsong Ranch to escape his addiction. Stress causes him one night at a friend’s wedding to fall off the wagon and into the arms of the woman of his dreams.
Debra Donahue lost her husband to alcohol then pulled herself up by her bootstraps becoming a million-dollar selling real estate agent. One night with a sexy cowboy and a bottle of whiskey, Debra falls hard.
Can an alcoholic cowboy and a broken-hearted woman find love despite their fears? Or will the bottom of a bottle claim another happily ever after?
“I don’t drink, but could use a strong one, right now. Not this sissy stuff.” He lifted the glass to his lips, downed the contents, and shoved his now-empty champagne flute away before he leaned in toward her. The smell of alcohol on his breath hinted that he’d already had too much to drink. “Know anyone around here with some whiskey?” The dark sapphire of his eyes chilled her. This was a man used to getting what he wanted. “I’d even share.” His voice deepened and became husky with his offer and she shivered.
“I don’t drink with men I don’t know.” Debra stuck out her hand. “I’m Debra, and you are?”
The man grabbed another glass of champagne off a passing waiter’s tray and guzzled the drink in one swallow. “The name’s Johnson O’Neill. Now about that whiskey.” He reached out and drew her up to standing then tugged her in close to him. Wrapping his arm around her back, he moved her body in a slow two-step motion.
Debra gazed into his eyes. “You don’t have to seduce me for the whiskey.” She stepped out of his embrace and put her hands on her hips. She frowned.
“That’s not why I drew you into my arms. You were tapping your foot when I arrived—and I thought you might like a dance. A pretty woman like you shouldn’t be sitting alone.” He stretched his palm out again in a plea.
About Melissa Keir:
Melissa Keir has always wanted to be an author when she wasn’t hoping for a career as a race car driver. Her love of books was instilled by her mother and grandparents who were avid readers. She’d often sneak books away from them so that she could fantasize about those strong alpha males and plucky heroines. In middle school and high school, Melissa used to write sappy love poems and shared them with her friends and still has those poems today! In college her writing changed to sarcastic musings on life as well as poems with a modern twist on fairy tales and won awards for her writing. You can find many of these musings along with her latest releases on her website and blog.
As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America, Mid-Michigan RWA Chapter, and EPIC. She is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars.
Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a movie reviewer, an owner of a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature happy endings and is often seen plotting her next story.
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