Each week you’ll meet an author who will share a recipe and something about their kitchen. Today my favorite baconator stopped by to share some romantic ideas for a low stress dinner. Molly Neely is not only witty and funny but pretty talented as well.
I’m Molly Neely and a life long reader of everything from history and theology, to politics and vampires. My debut novel, The Sand Dweller was published by Black Opal Books. I have a wide range of tastes including classic films and pretty much anything with bacon in it. When I’m not putting in a forty hour work week with the number one retailer in the world, I read, write or take in a Jean Harlow movie, or prepare for the impending zombie apocalypse.
My husband and I are food nerds. We’re always trying new wines, cheeses or unique meats, suitable for eating without cooking. There are many nights where lovely prosciutto, aged Italian cheese & some crusty bread with olive oil is dinner.
Meat and cheese night is not only romantic, but can be a real blessing in my home. I’m pretty sure the guys that built my house were competing for the award given to the “World’s Smallest Kitchen.” Anytime I can make something unique and delicious, without leaving my tiny kitchen looking like it exploded, is a win!
Because it’s delicious and can be done on any budget, that is my recipe for you!
Sorta Recipe For Meat & Cheese Night
1 loaf of crusty Italian bread, sliced
¼ lb. Each of three cheeses, cubed
¼ lb. Each of three meats : salami, prosciutto, etc… sliced
½ c. Olive oil + 1 tsp. Dried basil
1 bottle of wine (I recommend a pinot grigio , prosecco, or a white zinfandel)
Cut your cheese, slice up your bread and lay out your meats on a wooden tray or simple plates. Combine the oil and basil in the bowl you plan to eat from. Set everything out on your dining room table and allow to warm (about an hour) room temperature brings out the flavors… trust me, cold is not as good. Open your wine about 15 minutes before you sit down to eat. Or… pop that baby open right away and have a toast while you’re waiting.
The quantities above will serve 2-ish. Meat and cheese night is not about calories. Don’t forget, eat slow! Take sips of wine with different bites to bring out different flavors not only in the food but in the wine as well. If this seems less than complete for you, add a bowl of olives, marinated mushrooms or even a romaine lettuce salad with a simple Italian dressing. Enjoy!
Now for a taste of The Sand Dweller
In the ancient mountains of the Sinai desert, a child is born. The half-demon son of the devil’s greatest general, Malachi grows up with one foot in the human world and one in the darkest pits of Hell itself. Soon, a power struggle will force him to choose. Will he claim the dark heritage promised to him by Lucifer? Or will he learn firsthand just how far evil will go to destroy mankind?
Caleb Glass is a young priest with a flourishing flock and a successful church. Plagued by strange visions and a tragic past, he’s also beginning to question his faith. When he’s suddenly thrust into an ancient feud, Caleb must decide whether wearing the collar is a part of God’s plan, or an excuse to hide from his pain.
Is it possible for a broken priest and a sand dweller to achieve redemption, or are they both doomed by circumstance beyond their control?
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Buy The Sand Dweller here: https://www.Amazon.com/gp /aw/d/16269452