February 21, 2006

Entrepreneur II

There's another budding entrepreneur in the family...
William has rubbed off on me and inspired me to go into business for myself. Many thanks to God for this opportunity.

After a lot of research, I decided to explore technology on the internet. Bottom line, I'm jumping on the web 2.0 train. The business is called Potter's Work, inspired by Isaiah 64:8. I'm currently working on a few projects including an e-card application, a fashion web commmunity, a website for Christian females...and a few more. I'm also working on a teen blog with my best friend from high school days, Erica, which has been refreshing and fun. A blessing that has come through all of this recently, is that I have a new business partner, Dawn Drewry. She is smarter than me and much more calm... if I'm lucky, she'll keep with me. I'm also blessed with a very wise business consultant who often mentors me in this venture... my amazing husband.

February 11, 2006

Recipes

Being a newlywed...AND a former raw foodist for five years, I didn't come to my marriage with too much material to work with in feeding my carnivorous husband. I know we live in 2006 and not all wives have time or desires to cook, but I've got this fabulous mother who has a great career AND cooks up huge tasty meals like a farmer's daughter (ok, so she was a farmer's daughter). I have a biological inner need (pressure) to cook large amounts of food for my new husband.
Here are the favorite (ok, only) recipes of 2006. I need more to work with so please have pity and send me your favorite recipe.

Mom's spaghetti and Meatballs
Sauce:
2 cans crushed or chopped tomatoes - 28 oz size
8 oz can of tomato paste
1 can tomato sauce - 14 oz
1 large onion, chopped
3-5 thai peppers (can omit if you don't like your sauce with a little bite)
1 green pepper, chopped
5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
fresh basil, chopped
fresh or dried oregano
1 tsp italian seasoning
3 tsp sugar
3 bay leaves
chopped parsley
(mushrooms optional)
pepper and salt to taste

Brown onions, peppers, garlic (optional mushrooms) in olive oil. Fresh herbs for only 3-5 minutes. Add tomatoes, etc & seasonings
Bring to boil and simmer...or keep in crockpot
Add some red wine

Meatballs:
1# ground sirloin beef
1# sage sausage (or hot and spicy)
1 cup italian flavor bread crumbs (i like progresso)
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tbl worcestershire
2 tbl catsup

Combine all and shape into meatballs...bake on cookie sheet at 400 for about 20 minutes. When done put meatballs in sauce and simmer for about 2 hrs. If sauce is too thick, thin down with wine.