Welcome welcome welcome KC Klein to chickletsinthekitchen. KC’s debut novel, Dark Future, is available now and – guess what? – one lucky commenter will get an ebook of it! Who-hoo! Dark Future is a sexy futuristic time-travel.
KC became serious about writing three years ago and was as surprised as anyone when her stories took a turn toward dark and snarky. Today, she divides her time between taking care of her family and driving in circles around Arizona, too busy creating stories in her head to pay attention to mere road signs. KC would love a visit at kckleinbooks.com.
And guess what? While Lis’Anne and I have found ways to take the kitchen with us, KC has brought the kitchen to her. Delight us, KC!
Thanks Abigail for having me as a guest blogger. I would love to give away a copy of my e-book, DARK FUTURE, to one happy commenter, so check back later to see if you’ve won.
In honor of doing the Chicklets in the Kitchen blog, I thought I’d post something kitchen-like. I’m a creative person, but not when it comes to cooking. I pretty much survive on fruit, bagged salad, and frozen dinners or boxed soups. But I have two small people and one big person who started to complain about getting the same crockpot chicken and veggies every night for dinner.
Just the thought of planning, shopping, cooking, and then cleaning up afterwards was enough to send me into panic mode. The dreaded question of “what’s for dinner?” trailed after me like toilet paper on my shoe. Also, add to the fact that I’d rather be writing, well, you can see my dilemma.
That’s when I found out about Dream Dinners. Now, I know I sound like a dreaded info-commercial, but when I find something I like, be it a book or product, I tell people about it. Basically, it’s a store where you order your meals, make an appointment, and then assemble twelve dinners in about one hour. They’ve done all the prep work for you. All you have to do is put the ingredients in a Ziploc bag, take it home, freeze, and then take out the dinner when you are ready to cook.
I love the process. The eternal question of “what’s for dinner?” is finally answered. What’s even better, if I am on deadline or buried under revisions, my husband can take out a dinner and cook it up in no time.
I think every mom, but especially writing moms, need to have tricks and tips to make the most of their time. This has worked for me, so much so, that I’ve found the time to write three books and I’m starting on my fourth.
So do any of you have any tips to share? I could use any advice…I’m all ears!