My Friday Friend today is Janet K. Brown. She lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles. Writing became her second career after retirement from medical coding.
Worth Her Weight will be the author’s debut inspirational women’s fiction, but it makes a perfect companion to her recently released, Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness. Both books encompass her passion for diet, fitness, and God’s Word.
You can find her at http:/ /www.janetkbrown.com on Twitter, @janetkbrowntx , on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Janet-K-Brown-Author/143915285641707
The recipe below might’ve been one enjoyed by the heroine of Worth Her Weight my inspirational women’s fiction. Lacey faces a food addiction that only God can heal. A good friend brings her a casserole, a salad, and a dessert, hoping it’s something Lacey might eat and stay healthy during a traumatic time in her life.
The reader will find those recipes at the end of the book.
Today, I’m offering Lillian Duncan’s viewers what might’ve been Lacey’s entree for New Year’s Day.
Black-Eyed Pea Casserole
Black-Eyed Pea Mixture:
1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
Onion to taste
Green pepper to taste
2 16 oz. cans black-eyed peas, drained
1 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
½ t. pepper
¼ t. garlic powder
Brown ground beef in skillet.
Stir in onion & green pepper, cook until tender
Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat & simmer for 20 minutes
3 / 4 c corn meal
2 heaping T. flour
1 / 2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t soda
Mix dry ingredients
Add 1 T. canola oil
Put 1 egg in 1 cup measuring cup & then fill the rest of the way with buttermilk
Fold milk/egg mixture into dry ingredients.
Use oil spray for pan before adding mixture.
Cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Slice into 8 pieces.
Pour one-sixth of black-eyed pea mixture over 1 piece of cornbread.
This gives you 6 servings of black-eyed pea casserole.
Sounds tasty, Janet. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Here’s a bit more about her new book, WORTH HER WEIGHT:
How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?
LACEY CHANDLER helps her mother, her sister, her friend, and then she binges on food and wonders is there really a God?
BETTY CHANDLER hates being handicapped and useless, so she lashes out at the daughter that helps, and the God who doesn’t seem to care.
TOBY WHEELER loves being police chief in Wharton Rock, but when the devil invades the small town, he can’t release control.
Is God enough in Wharton Rock?
I love this premise! I’ve used something similar in a novel.
I used to teach at the college level, and saw firsthand how much the “thin is everything” culture hurt young women – and coarsened young men.
I agree. I think so many women have food and body image problems. It can only be helpful.