First, I so appreciate your prayers as I work through these galleys and also keep abreast of book one in my next series. I feel your prayers - they're like a warm blanket, and I remember the verse of how powerful and effective they can be. We're all in this together and you're a blessed part of that whether you're a writer, blogger, or reader.
Readers often comment about all the mentions of food in my novels. Nothing like a fine meal to give a book a little spice:) I've had fun in The Colonel's Lady bringing food to the table as my heroine is quite a cook. When she's not dodging bullets and handsome heroes, that is.
Anyway, on a lighter note (if butter and pasta are indeed lighter), here is that recipe...
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add halibut, garlic, and thyme. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Stir in flour and salt until smooth; cook and stir until golden brown. Gradually add broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. In a greased 13x9 inch baking dish, layer half of the noodles, halibut, white sauce and cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
I'd love to hear what your favorite recipe is and if you like to cook or would rather be reading?! Happy eating!