As I'm sure you probably already know, the authors over at Killer Characters are all about encouraging people to read over the summer. To promote their cause, they're giving away books every single day during the month of June. How great is that?
My friend Gayle Leeson--yes, the one Aunt Bess was griping about last month (although Aunt Bess did make up with her when Gayle got her some cookies)--is promoting my adventures here at the Down South Cafe. One lucky winner will win a copy of THE CALAMITY CAFE and a copy of SILENCE OF THE JAMS. If the winner lives in the United States, (s)he will win one signed, paperback copy of each book. If the winner is international, ebooks will be given (Kindle or Nook). All you have to do to be in to win is to comment below with your favorite summer dish to take along to picnics or reunions!
Here is one of my favorites:
Granny's Oatmeal Pie
(contributed to THE CALAMITY CAFE by Suzie Welker)
Yield: 10 - 12 Servings
1 pie crust (you may use frozen; a recipe for the crust is in the book)
4 large brown eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup softened butter (I use only butter, never margarine. Soften by leaving out of fridge for about an hour, do not put into mixture hot/boiling, as this will cook the eggs, creating a bad-tasting pie.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked
Preheat oven to 350 for metal pan or 325 for glass.
Beat eggs until frothy. Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. The sifting mixes the dry ingredients together for a better blend. Add eggs to the dry mixture. Stir well. Mix corn syrup, butter, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add to the first mixture. Slowly mix in oatmeal. Stir 2-3 minutes to ensure even distribution of oatmeal.
Pour into pie crust and bake for 45 minutes.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Just comment below with your favorite dish to take to a reunion or picnic (even if it's a bucket of KFC) to win a signed copy of THE CALAMITY CAFE and SILENCE OF THE JAMS. Remember, if the winner is international, he or she will win ebooks. Good luck!