Sunday, November 29, 2009

Greetings from Planet Maitu

MaituFoods was created out of a sense of love and need. Typical driving forces. Pregnant with my son, I was forced with the question of how to financially contribute to the household and make sure that the child on the way would be able to grow and develop in a space where he/she would not have to compete with a rigid 9-5 schedule and endure a mother with a typical workforce temperament. My husband and I both agreed that working from home would be the best choice. Now that, that was out of the way what would/could I do?

For months I searched my mind trying to find what I could do, that I would enjoy doing and it would allow me to be home and make an income. As things go, answers in life tend to just manifest, and when the right one comes you take note. (Yeah right ). Anyway, continuing with the story... My husband and I are driving around and he turns to me and says, "Why don't you make school lunches for the school down the street?, You like to cook, you're good at it." I'm thinking oh, please. Who's going to pay me to make lunches for their children. But it wasn't too bad an idea and by now I had exhausted myself trying to come up with ideas.

So I pitched it to the director. She loved it and we were schedule to begin service on the first day of school. Our first meal, we didn't have too big of a following. Maybe 3 students at the most. However, after the first meal everyone begin to sign-up and by the end of the first week, not only did we have all the students on the lunch program, we had faculty and staff and the day care next door.

So here we are a year later. Still expanding, still growing strong, still serving. This journey has been blessed and it appears is only just beginning. We invite you to come along...Welcome to MaituFoods...Come eat...

Simple Marinara Sauce
  • 12 over-ripe tomatoes.
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or fresh basil leaves
  • salt to taste
First peel and seed the tomatoes. Then dice. In a deep skillet heat olive oil and brown garlic cloves. Add tomatoes to the skillet and allow to cook down for about 20 minutes. Next add the Italian seasonings/basil and salt to taste and allow to heat for about 5 minutes more. Voila!! Simple Marinara.
This sauce can be used over pasta or garlic bread. You can add fresh veggies or even use it as a sauce for Parmesan and lasagnas...

My Kitchen sounds like: Dolores by Miles Davis (Miles Smiles).

1 comment:

Danainra said...

Continued success! Growth and expansion and lots of money! Keep feeding the people sis!