Thursday, June 29, 2006

Beef Stew

I made this up last night, and I may tweak it at some point, but it was DAMN good, even better the next day.

2 pounds cubed stew meat
1 can family size tomato soup
3 cups water (more or less, whatever your preferred thickness is)
2 tablespoons honey mustard
2 tablespoons crushed garlic (fresh)
6 med. or 5 large potatos (diced)
4 large carrots (cut up)
2 tblsp cilantro
2 tblsp basil
2 tblsp parsley
salt and pepper to taste

In one large pot, combine everything except the meat. bring to a boil, reduce to simmering. While doing this, brown the stew meat over a medium heat (no spices, no oil, nothing, if its good meat it will make its own liquid). You need not worry about it being completely cooked, just browned nicely. Add the stew meat to the boiling soup mix, including all the juices it produces. Cover, simmer for about an hour, or whenever its as thick as you want it and the veggies are cooked. We ate it served with biscuits, and it was damn tasty.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Jobs Rock.

So, apparently my custom tattoo designs are good enough that Inked Studios out of San Francisco came knocking at my proverbial door the other day, asking if I would like to work for them at $20 an hour. Doing that until I become proficient enough with a needle to ink my designs myself will be a nifty little endeavor.

Apparently, they had seen my DeviantArt account and liked what they saw. I love the fact that my work is getting out there, being seen, and people are liking it enough that they want to buy it, and put it on their skin. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing a good ink job, done with my art.