Friday, February 15, 2008

Well it's been a while, but I'm back in the game!

The selling game, that is! I did my first phone time last night and had some success in spite of the holiday, then finished up this morning 1-2 short of my goal. I called from 8-12 almost non-stop. I was calling to set up service calls, so of course there were plenty of numbers that had been disconnected, but I am excited about the ones I got set up. I got in touch with this one lady who said as long as I didn't reach into her pocket I could come over. I laughed and said her pocket was safe. I'm really excited, I miss this job and I'm really looking forward to meeting most of the people I am going to see. I love doing service calls because I'm providing a necessary service. I spoke with one lady who's storage unit is cracked and will have to be sent back to the factory, and another who has a few knives her kids broke the tips off of that will need to go back as well, and two ladies who have lost table knives over the years and want to order more.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Spaghetti sauce

Yes I'm still here! I know I haven't posted anything new for awhile, but here's why: I started work on my very own original spaghetti sauce recipe, and it is taking longer than I wanted to perfect. Last night's version was OK but nothing special. It was a little thin for my taste and the flavor was a little to strong for my husband. I used tomato paste, garlic, onion, and Italian seasoning. I'll keep yall posted on my progress and will post the final recipe when I get it just right.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

All Squeak, No Bubble

This is a variation of Bubble and Squeak (explained in a previous post) where I was in a hurry so I just used water instead of a broth or other flavored soup-base, and it just didn't look very soup-y and delectable so I discarded the liquid. It's kind of a basic recipe but the hubby and I both enjoyed it, so I thought I'd pass it along.

2 handfuls of rotini (I like DaVinci's)
About 3/4 lb. ground beef, browned
Approx. 1 c. frozen broccoli
~1 c. frozen corn (LOVE Southern Home! It comes in a resealable bag!)
Water to cover
Salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
Sauce, dressing, or dip of your choice

Boil water. Salt. Add rotini and oil. When rotini is about half done, add frozen vegetables. When rotini is done, drain liquid. Add beef; if beef is cold, heat over medium until heated through, stirring to keep food from sticking to pan. Makes 3 servings. This dish is kind of bland on its own, but that's part of its beauty. For lunch I poured a little bit of Tostitos medium queso over it, for dinner my husband had it with spaghetti sauce, and for dinner I had it with ranch dressing. It really absorbs and enhances the flavor of whatever sauce you add to it.