From the Agatha Award-winning A CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY series
(The 4th, TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE, comes out in February)
By: Charlotte Bessette
For Author Avery Aames
Holidays mean so much to me. I love spending time with my grandparents, my newphew, his girls, my friends. But I can do that any time. We all live in the same town. What I love about the holidays are the traditions. Not only the decorations and the songs, but the food.
At Christmas, we have always served a meal that warms my heart. Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, green beans drenched in warm butter, and an assortment of desserts. I enjoy this meal so much, that I actually decided to serve it early this year. In October. Why? My friend Meredith is getting married to my cousin Matthew, and she asked me to help her put together a menu for the occasion. So I thought that, on the night when we would taste test desserts, we might as well feel as though we're having a pre-celebration, right? That's why I cooked up my favorite meal.
For Clair, my niece who is a celiac, I made gluten-free Yorkshire pudding popovers. She was so excited.
You should have heard the satisfied oohs and aahs. My sweetheart, Jordan, who helped me wash dishes before we set out dessert, said it was the best meal he had ever had. I doubt that. He's a cheese farmer now, but he used to be a chef and can cook rings around me. We met in a cooking class at one of the adorable restaurants in Providence.
|Sharing recipe on Mystery Lovers Kitchen soon|
For today's Cozy Christmas Giveaway, I'm awarding a copy of YOUR CHOICE of the first three CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES to one person who comments on today's post. Check the sidebar tomorrow to see if you've won!!!
The first in the nationally bestselling A Cheese Shop Mystery series won the Agatha Award for best first novel. You can learn more about Avery Aames by clicking this link or on Facebook and Twitter. And if you haven't done so, sign up for Avery's mailing list so you can learn about upcoming events, releases, and contests!
You can read more about Rebecca and Charlotte and all the gang in THE LONG QUICHE GOODYBE, LOST AND FONDUE, and CLOBBERED BY CAMEMBERT. The fourth in the series, TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE, debuts February 2013. To read excerpts or order the books, click this LINK