Unless you’re a Doctor Who fan, you may not associate sci-fi with Christmas. But I’m glad you’re joining us this week as we hop through the Sci-Fi Romance Brigade sites. If you get lost along the way you can hop back to the main page at: http://sfrcontests.blogspot.com/p/sfr-brigade-presents.html
One of my all-time favorite sci-fi characters is Kaylee Frye from Firefly/Serenity. She is the kindest person on the show and while she might be a girlie-girl, she doesn’t mind getting dirty while keeping their ship running. One of Kaylee’s favorite treats is fresh strawberries. In honor of her I’d like to share two recipes with you (because they’re both super-simple!).
First – fancy, shmancy Stuffed Strawberries:
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur (or to taste)
Cut the green tops off of the strawberries and stand upright on the cut side. Make a cut 3/4 of the way down from the tip of the strawberry towards the bottom.
Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and liqueur together until smooth using a mixer or food processor. Place mixture into a piping bag with a star tip. Pipe into each strawberry. Serve.
See? Told you that was simple!! No cooking involved. I think Kaylee would be impressed.
Next – Strawberry-Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana, broken into chunks
- 14 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
Combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries in a blender – add vanilla and sugar as desired. Blend until smooth.
Again, super easy, right? Just what every space mechanic needs to start their day properly.
Hope you enjoy both of those!
Now here’s a bit about my sci-fi romance, Rege’s Rescue:
Rege Rovnitov battled his way out of the darkest hell hole in the charted universe to become the best tracker in four galaxies. Fighting injustice, he and his brotherhood have spent their lives with one foot on the shady side of the law. When the daughter of one of his allies is abducted by slavers, he offers his skills to bring her home. On such a dark and dangerous mission, he never expected to find a woman full of goodness and light.
After years in the spotlight as an interstellar songbird, Amethe Madigan only wants to regain a normal life. Her plans are upended when a band of slavers take her captive and drag her to the galactic port known as Sin City. With Rege’s help, she narrowly escapes being sold to the highest bidder, or worse, turned over to whoever ordered her kidnapping. As they race across galaxies evading her mysterious abductor’s attempts to possess her, she makes the mistake of falling in love with a man whose idea of a normal life is anything but safe.
Rege promised to rescue Amethe but she could be his salvation from a dark and lonely existence. In the end it won’t matter who saved whom. Where love is concerned, it’s winner takes all.
I have a galaxy print jewelry pouch and a snowflake tissue pack as well as some swag for one lucky winner. All you have to do to be included in the drawing is leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas carol. I’ll draw one name on the 20th and post here.
Link back to the hop: http://sfrcontests.blogspot.com/p/sfr-brigade-presents.html