3:23 PM Posted by Martha A Cheves
Simple Chicken and Rice Casserole
(Eileen Thornton's Special)
(Eileen Thornton's Special)
Long Grain Rice, drained
Cooked, small diced vegetables, (carrots, turnip, parsnip) and peas
Cooked chicken sliced or diced.
Boil the rice until it is cooked. Add the diced veg and peas and mix well. Add the cooked chicken and season with salt and pepper.
Turn into a casserole dish and place in a pre-heated oven (180 C) until it is heated right through. Stir occasionally to make sure the chicken is piping hot.
Divorce.Biz – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
“We had twenty people requesting meetings last night,” Connie told Jenny, as she and Sadie strode into the office. “That’s great news,” Jenny replied. “I know it’s early days, but it looks like our venture into the business world is working out well. Hopefully we’ll hear from more people today.” “It was only twenty people, Jenny.” Sadie flopped into a chair. “Don’t get too excited. We haven’t hit the headlines of the Financial Times.” “There’s no need to be so grumpy, Sadie. I was only saying it’s good because it means we earned three hundred pounds last night.” Jenny paused. “So what’s eating you this morning” “Sorry, Jenny. I didn’t mean anything. Yes, I suppose from that point of view it is good news.”
But Sadie did have something else bothering her. Connie’s ex-husband Andrew had appeared at the launch celebration for Divorcee.Biz and even joined. Sadie knew how much he still loved Connie and how much she loved him but his onetime slip-up with another woman had put an end to their marriage. It was up to her to show Connie just how much they both still loved each other and get them back together.
Divorcee.Biz is a divorcee only dating service that was just a thought in Connie’s mind until she mentioned it to her three best friends. Her idea was to create a service that would require a fee to join and a fee to set up meetings/dates. The fee would not only pay the bills for the four friends but due to the amount being charged it would appeal to only the most serious. Along with the meeting fee and the fact that they would be setting up the meetings for the customers, this should keep the members safe. But would it work? But just as important to the making of money was the desire of all four women to find mates of their own. All four had gone through divorces of their own, for various reasons, and were wanting to find that perfect match for themselves. Someone unlike their ex-spouse. Boy were these ladies in for a big surprise with their new venture.
Divorcee.Biz, to me is ‘Sex in the City’ gone UK. I used to watch that show every week just to see what would happen to the 4 best friends next. The ladies Connie, Sadie, Jenny and Lucy all remind me of the characters in that weekly show. They are full of hopes and dreams of finding Mr. Right. And as much as I loved Sex in the City, I’ve found that I love Divorcee.Biz just as much. It kept me cheering each girl along through her own search and crossing my fingers when she would meet someone. I’ve felt laughter as well as pain and must say that I thoroughly enjoyed Divorcee.Biz.