DinnerMenuFINALsmallZAM invited me (and by extension, all of you) to a New Year’s Dinner!

You can “choose your own dinner adventure” from appetizers, soup, salad, main dish and dessert, but those of you who visit and comment at each and every blog will be entered into a drawing for one of three (3) $35.00 gift cards to the venue of your choice: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks.

Plus, some individual authors might include a private drawing for those people who stop by. So read, drink and be merry! Happy New Year from all of us, at the M/M Writers’ Buffet!

For full blog links visit http://zamaxfield.com/new-years-eve-progressive-dinner/

Dinner starts on 12/31/14 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern. Winners will be chosen randomly Jan 6, 2015. Only those who comment on EVERY blog will be chosen for the drawing.

In addition to ZAM’s prizes, I’m also offering up a ebook from my backlist for a random commenter on my post.

I thought long and hard about which recipe I should post for this dinner. In the end, I chose my chili recipe, for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s something I could see just about any of my characters making – it’s simple, easy, and not gourmet, so it fits most of my guys. I like for all those reasons, and also because I’m lactose intolerant, I have a glucose allergy, and I’m trying my best to be vegan. This recipe hits all those points (minus the cheese) and it’s tasty. So, I hope you enjoy.

1 lg can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 green pepper, seeded & chopped
chili seasoning (I recommend Tabasco brand chili starter)
2 cups frozen corn

Put everything except the corn into either a crockpot or a large pot. In the crockpot, cook on low for 7-8 hours. In a regular pot, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the frozen corn and continue to simmer until heated through. Serve and top with shredded cheese and hot sauce as desired.

In case anyone was interested, this is in my crockpot right now for tonight 🙂