"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."--Martha Washington
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."--George Washington
I have done something this month that I rarely do, I read a book that was recommended by my husband. It's not that I don't want to read his selections, it's just that I like to read for entertainment and he prefers to read to actually learn something. Anyway, the book he gave me to read is called Being George Washington. It's written by Glenn Beck and I've learned a lot about the wars Washington fought in and some history of the early patriots and traitors. George Washington was an amazing man with an incredible amount of integrity and patience. He so deserves to be called the "father of our country". We would be much better people if we chose to take on some of his character traits.
Here's a quilt that I made last year for fun. The snowman faces are made from fleece batting.
This is one of my family's most favorite recipes. Even my picky eaters love it. When I make porcupine meatballs I prefer to leave out the sugar. I also use instant brown rice instead of white rice to give it a little more fiber.
1 lb. ground beef 2-3 C. tomato juice
½ C. uncooked rice ½ tsp. cloves
2 T. chopped green pepper ½ tsp. cinnamon
1 T. chopped onion 1 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. celery salt
Combine beef, rice, green pepper, onion, salt and celery salt. Shape into 1 inch balls. Combine tomato juice, cloves, cinnamon, sugar and Worcestershire sauce in large pan. Add meatballs. Simmer for 30-40 minutes turning occasionally. Yield 8-10 servings