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First things first! My debut novel was released this week. Here is the cover.
Here is the synopsis:
BATHING & THE SINGLE GIRL is the smutty, mercilessly irreverent and laugh-out-loud funny debut novel by actress Christine Elise McCarthy. Inspired by her one-woman short film of the same name, it’s the kind of novel Jonathan Ames might write if he’d dropped out of college and had been working as an actress in Hollywood for the last 20 years.
The life of an actress in LA isn’t all glamour, money, and bedding rock stars. Sometimes it’s more about humiliation, red wine hangovers, and the bad decisions they fuel. Ruby Fitzgerald has barely worked in years, not that anyone remembers her for anything but her short stint on a long-canceled but iconic TV show. But that was back when her career prospects seemed on the upswing — longer ago that Ruby cares to admit, and awkward sex with regrettable partners is doing nothing to take the edge off. Everything once functional in her house is going on strike, but the unemployment checks barely cover the mortgage, and a self-respecting girl needs to be able to pay her bar tab — so repairs are on hold. One more bubble bath and a few more cocktails. A gal can always get responsible tomorrow.
With everything mounting against her, a cranky and increasingly despairing Ruby will have to find out if her life’s larger indignities are the result of bad luck, or a chronically bad attitude. What follows is a walking tour of the hilarious depths you can sink to if you stop exercising your best judgment.
Check out the web site & buy the book! It is available online at Amazon & Barnes and Noble etc. http://www.bathingandthesinglegirlbook.com/
That said – I made these sliders today & I am in love! Spicy & crunchy & creamy – all at once! They come together in the time it takes to roast the cauliflower – which is about 20 minutes. If you are vegan – I guess you have to lose the blue cheese crumbles but the slaw can easily be made vegan by subbing the blue cheese dressing with vegan mayonnaise. Yum!
Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Celery Slaw & Blue Cheese Crumbles
Makes about 4 sliders (depending on the size of your veggies)
1/2 head cauliflower – cut into 3/4 inch slices
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup grated carrots
2 TBS blue cheese dressing plus extra for drizzling (or a vegan mayo)
Buffalo sauce – I used Frank’s Red Hot
Blue Cheese – crumbled (omit for a vegan variety)
S&P to taste
Scallions – sliced
Heat the oven to 450. Spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray or use parchment paper. Arrange the sliced cauliflower on it & smother with Buffalo sauce. Roast for ten minutes, flip the cauliflower, add additional Buffalo sauce & roast another 10 minutes.
In a bowl, mix the carrots, celery & blue cheese dressing (or vegan mayo) & season with S&P.
When the cauliflower is done, simply assemble the sliders. I topped the bottom bun with the slaw & then cauliflower, blue cheese crumbles & sliced scallions. I drizzled a bit of blue cheese dressing & Buffalo sauce on them, topped them with the bun tops & ate them like they were going out of style!