Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just be love...

. Just be love .

This painting was inspired by something my roommate heard from the singer Jason Mraz.  She said in this interview of Mraz, he and a couple friends were getting a tattoo that said, "be love." 

(the picture of the tattoos are above)

His reason behind it, though I can't find the exact quote anywhere is that basically everyone is looking for love or wanting love or showing love....

Maybe we should all just BE LOVE.

I just thought that was such a beautiful concept.  If everyone just was love, it would cover all the bases and the world would be so much more..incredible.  
I also just watched the movie "seven years in tibet," and feel a bit foolish that I didn't know that any of that was going on. 

Thanks AP History.

The tibetians are such a loving culture, I loved the scene where the people are building a movie theater for the Dali Lama and they are pulling worms out of the dirt and blessing them and reburying them in a safer location.  They believe in not inflicting any pain on any living thing, because that could essentially be your mother, from another life.  I mean, it is worms.  

It's just such a beautiful concept to just love everything.  

Just exude love.  

Just be love.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pizza Meatballs

Pizza Meatballs

2  lbs     Ground beef
2 cups    Seasoned breadcrumbs
1 cup     Milk
2 tsp      Garlic salt
1/4  tsp  Pepper
8    oz    Mozzarella cheese
2           28 oz jars pizza sauce
1/3  cup  All-purpose flour
1/4  cup  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Basil
Italian Seasoning

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Cut mozzarella into cubes, 1/2 in. each    

In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients just until mixed.
Shape into Small Meatballs

Push a cube into the center of each meatball, covering the cheese completely with meat.
Roll lightly in flour. 

In a large skillet, cook meatballs in oil until browned: drain. 


Remove the meatballs from the skillet and put in a baking pan. 

Cover the meatballs in the pizza sauce, sprinkle the parsley and Italian seasoning on top.
Bake for 30 minutes.
To keep warm, house in a crock pot.  Add extra sauce as needed.

Bon Appetit!

Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Chip cookies. Best Recipe Ever.

Peanut butter double chocolate chip cookies
yield about 5 dozen 

2 ¼ cups  flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3  cup milk
¾ tsp salt
1 egg
1 stick butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375°.

Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips over boiling water; cool slightly.

Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.   Add melted chips and mix until smooth

Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.  (I HIGHLY suggest buying a little ice cream/cookie scoop.  Makes life a lot easier)
Bake for 10-12 minutes.