What was your gift for Valentine’s Day?

I got a dozen red roses and a big kiss. It was so nice for my husband to leave early this morning – without my knowing – to purchase them. In that way, I get to enjoy them for the whole day and beyond. What a sweetie!


What did I give him? A restaurant-made, lemon-meringue pie and a bacon baking dish. Our microwave dish broke and since my husband cooks a lot of bacon I thought I would replace this. However, when I called the woman to order a similar microwave dish, she steered me away from that since it only would cook four pieces of bacon at a time. She suggested I purchase a large baking pan, saying once you cook bacon in the oven you’ll never go back to doing it the other way. I took her advice and ordered one. My thinking was you could bake all the bacon at one time and that would be awesome. She recommended we bake it at 375 to 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Well, we will see how this turns out.

I want to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day and in so doing I wanted to let any readers out there know that the first in my three-part Great Plains Series, Courtships and Carriages, is free on three e-book platforms: Kobo, Smashwords and Nook is on KINDLE for 99 cents, all until May 7. Click the above links to get your free or reduced priced book!

Courtships and Carriages also is on iBooks for $2.99. This book also is available in paperback: PAPERBACK LINK


Don’t forget the  second in the series, The Bride List for $2.99. Click these links for your copy: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and is available on iBooks. Click here for Paperback.


THE THIRD AND LAST IN THE SERIES, WHEN HEARTS REKINDLE, WAS RELEASED JANUARY 13, 2018. Click these links to get your e-book copy. Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Smashwords.  Get your paperback edition here: PAPERBACK.






About janetsyasnitsick

Visit blog for writing, marketing tidbits to dazzle your creative endeavors. New book: Courtships and Carriages, a sweet Christian romance, (two proposals but who wins Gwen's heart?). Other works: Ruth Ann Nordin's and Janet Syas Nitsick's anthology, Bride by Arrangement; Janet's five-star, inspiring-historical romance, Lockets and Lanterns; 10th place story, "The Silver Lining;" and Best of Year book, Seasons of the Soul. Background: former journalist and language-arts teacher. www.JanetSyasNitsick.com
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5 Responses to What was your gift for Valentine’s Day?

  1. For Valentine’s Day, I got snow drifts so high in the road that I couldn’t drive the kids to the bus stop, so my kiddos are at home. One of them was crying because he’ll miss his Valentine class party. Poor guy. But we have power and water, so I’m happy. And it is kind of nice having the kids home. I made that Goolash (not sure if I’m spelling it right) dish for lunch, a couple of kids joined me in eating it.

    Could you just put foil on a pan, spray it with Pam, and then cook bacon that way in the oven? I’m not a big fan of bacon, but putting it in the oven would be a lot easier than messing with the stove or microwave.

    Good luck with the books!

    • Thanks Ruth. I ordered the pan from Pampered Chef. They have good quality products, but I only have bought a couple of their items like a great potato peeler. This is a pan which has about 1 inch edges where the grease can collect but not go all over the oven. I also could bake brownies in it although I have used my other pans. However, in this one, the brownies would be smaller and perhaps make them better. I never thought about baking bacon. I used to fry it,and we have used the microwave but never that way. I suppose you could use a 9 x 14 aluminum pan, but the grease could taint the bottom. We will see how this new pan works. However, the pan was to arrive Monday and still is not here, but my order of 50 books of When Hearts Rekindle came today so that’s good. Glad you had a good day and hope you liked the goulash. God bless.

  2. BookwormSimi says:

    Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day, Janet. Thanks for the gift. Your readers will love it for sure. This year my parents got me a big teddy bear of red and pink color holding a heart which says “Best Wishes”. I’m very happy with my present. ❤ 🙂

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