Happy Birthday Will!

Happy birthday yesterday!

William Shakespeare, that is, the old bard himself, was born April 26, 1564. To celebrate his birthday, Grammarly created this awesome Shakespeare quiz.

Granted, I took two full classes on Shakespeare in college, but it’s been too long. (We won’t say how many years) I only got three right. How many can you get?

Quiz courtesy of http://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check

Cube Steak with Blue Cheese

I love some cubed steak. When I was younger, I lived with my grandparents, and they loved cubed steak on Sunday morning before church. I remember lying in bed and hearing my grandfather beating the steak with a meat tenderizer. My grandmother dusted it in flour and fried it crispy. She would serve it with homemade biscuits and sawmill gravy.

I make cubed steak at my house about once a month, and it’s one of our favorites. While I can make homemadecubed steak biscuits, usually these days I buy frozen. I don’t make gravy, but sometimes my husband does.

We love cubed steak, but with the flour and frying, it’s not the healthiest, and it takes a while to get the oil hot, bread the cube steak, and then cook. Not to mention the mess.

Here’s a yummy alternative. Spray a broiler pan with nonstick spray.  Cut the cubed steak in small pieces, about two or three inches square, or a slightly larger rectangle. Lay the cubed steak out over the broiler pan. Dust with coarse cracked pepper.

Broil on high for about five minutes, until the top darkens and is edged in black. (You have to get past the gray stage). Take out, flip each piece over with tongs,  top with blue cheese crumbles, and broil again. Take out after about five minutes, when cheese has melted and edges look crispy.

To make this work, you have to like blue cheese. It’s good with cracked pepper alone, and I usually leave some that way for my son. I think you could top with Heinz 57 or a thicker steak sauce if you didn’t want the blue cheese but wanted to add flavor.

For the Win is Live!!!

Ever wondered what happened to Lindsey on the island in the book No Strings Attached?

Laura asked her, but she wouldn’t tell.

Lindsey TodFor the Win City Lights Book Three__200x300d has perfected a system to win at blackjack, but she doesn’t want her sister Laura to know how much she has been gambling on-line. Her sister’s boss threatens to spill her secret if she doesn’t go with him to the Bahamas and play in a blackjack tournament.

Ric Salzana owns The Castle Resort and Casino, and he knows something is up with the beautiful girl who keeps winning at blackjack. When he finds out that she and her partner have been playing with counterfeit chips, he has the man arrested, but he has something else in store for the pretty young graduate student.

Locked in his tower, at his mercy, will she admit that she was cheating? Or will she beat him at his own game?

In For the Win, you’ll find the sweet beginnings of a romance…Find out what really happened on Calliope Island. Steamy will come later.

This book takes place chronologically at the same time as No Strings Attached, Book One of City Lights.

If you’re in Kindle Unlimited or an Amazon Prime Member, you can read this one for free, or only $2.99.

Grab on Amazon at For the Win (City Lights Book 3). This one will pop over to the other retailers at the end of June.