Psst. There’s an awesome summer book out called The Summer My Life Began. Nothing beats summer with a dash of romance to spice it up, but the main character, Elizabeth Margaret, is cool enough to even add two part cooking into the mix, making for one interesting read. Because of all the cooking done in the book, I wondered what kind of cooking author Shannon Greenland does – thank goodness, she’s here to tell us herself! Let us all welcome Shannon!
My Top Recipes
Easy, healthy, and yum—three words that must apply to anything I make.
Frittata: For a weekend breakfast I love a nice frittata. Start by putting your favorite things in a big skillet. For me that would be fresh spinach, feta cheese, crumbled cooked bacon, and sun dried tomatoes. In a separate bowl whisk together three eggs with a bit of milk, minced garlic, and dill. Pour the egg mixture down over everything in the skillet, ground it liberally with fresh pepper, cover, and cook on low for 30 minutes. It serves two, but I have a healthy appetite and tend to eat the whole thing myself.
Coke Roast: After a busy day, there’s nothing like coming home to dinner already made. In a crock pot, place a large beef roast (whatever cut you like most). In a separate bowl combine one can of coke, one cup of vegetable stock, and one package of Lipton dried onion soup mix. Pour the coke mixture down over the roast and let the crock do its magic all day long. Serve with favorite veggies and potatoes.
Cranberry Chicken: This recipe gets requested a lot by my friends. Take 2 pounds of chicken, cube it up, and spread it out in a baking dish. In a separate bowl combine one can of whole berry cranberry sauce, one cup of French dressing, and one package of Lipton dried onion soup mix. Pour the cranberry mixture over the chicken and bake for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. Serve over brown rice with steamed broccoli on the side.
PB & N: I know, right? N? On your favorite bread (for me that would be flax wheat or Ezekiel sprouted) spread 1 tablespoon extra chunky peanut butter and 1 tablespoon Nutella. With each bite it’s equal parts lunch, dessert, and pure yum.
Wow. Those look mouth-watering indeed – I’m particularly craving the PB & N! Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your recipes with us! And to Samantha Lien to for helping us contact Shannon!
PS: We’re going to have an interview as well with Shannon later on, so stay tuned!
The Summer My Life Began is already out! check bookstores near you for a copy.
Check out Shannon’s website here.