Mistletoe Madness Blog Event featuring Molly Harper
It’s is a two week event where authors with 2015 winter releases (November 2015 — January 2016) will take over our blogs with guest posts written from one of their character’s POV with a holiday theme (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, New Years, etc.). There will be exclusive bonus scenes, recipes, top 10 lists… all manor of shenanigan is possible. Some authors are including giveaways, too, so be sure to check out each days’ posts! You can check out the full schedule on the Kickoff Post.
Today’s author has a history of giving us awesome books to read for the holidays! Molly Harper‘s FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES was released a few weeks ago (November 2nd). And today, she’s reviving a recipe first shared in last year’s holiday release, I’M DREAMING OF AN UNDEAD CHRISTMAS!
Aunt Linda’s “Un-Vegetable” Green Beans
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- Six strips of thick-cut bacon
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 gallon canned cut green beans
Because if you left nutritional value in the vegetable, it wouldn’t be southern!
This is a great holiday side because you can fix it early in the day and let it simmer for several hours while you cook other dishes. The original recipe came from the McCracken County Schools Food Services Department, and then went through several experimental tweakings by various family members before we arrived at this version.
Chop bacon in to inch-long sections. In a large stainless steel pot, brown the bacon, leave the bacon and grease in the pot. Add green beans, garlic powder, butter and brown sugar. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low simmer and cover. Simmer for two to three hours. The longer it simmers, the more the flavors soak into the beans.
The green beans will in no way resemble a vegetable by the time they’re served. But they are DELICIOUS.
More of Molly’s recipes can be found on her web site at http://mollyharper.com/fun-stuff/
Here’s a wee snippet of the new Half Moon Hollow novella, FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES…
Thanks to Molly for sharing her recipe. Now… how many of YOU have fun, a bit out of the normal fare, holiday recipes? What do you get asked to bring at all the holiday gatherings?
After you’ve share a bit… be sure to head over for the last day of posts from the other Mistletoe Madness blogs…