Author Mary Metcalfe shares the secret to her husband’s roast~~~
A few years ago, a friend came up for the weekend. We decided to go shopping in the nearby resort town, which has dozens of great boutiques. We left my husband to put on a roast for Sunday dinner. I gave him the instructions: put it in at 3 p.m. and set the temperature for 350. Just to be sure, I called him around three to remind him. He said all was well and the roast was cooking and smelling good.
We gals got back around 5 p.m. and the house did smell wonderful. I organized the potatoes and other veggies and was all set to put them in around the roast when I noticed something… the oven was set to broil!! The roast was only cooking in the top inch or so! We ate dinner quite late that evening.
When I bought my new stove, I bought one that has separate buttons for Bake (temp) and Broil (hi/low only). Hubby has no problems with it now.
My small convection oven is quite another matter though. He’s still not sure how that works. I tease him and tell him to think of it as just another power tool; one that produces good stuff to eat. He’s working on it!
“Like thousands of other writers, I always dreamed of writing a book. Back in the late 90′s, I was the technical reviewer for Accounting for Dummies. They asked me for an endorsement and put it, along with my (misspelled) name, on the front cover! I loved going to my local bookstore and seeing my name for a few precious years until the 2nd edition came out.
In 2007, I got an idea for a book. To make a long story very short, I didn’t get much past the first three chapters before saving the file. Like thousands of writers, I didn’t know how to write a book and procrastinated… for years.”
Now she has three out–the “Look to the Future” series, all published in 2012.