Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ch ch changes...

Gypsy Slow Down

Back in January I put up this post about meatballs when it was Adam's birthday. Today I decided to give it a go again. They were easier this time since I put them in the crock pot this morning and they cooked for a while in the sauce. I sauteed the meat for a little bit on the stove first, just enough so that I could drain it and that helped the sauce not to be greasy but still kept things moist and melt in your mouth good. This meatball recipe is way different than my previous one and much better, but I did decide that this would be the season of changes. I guess all that got in my blood because I went and cut my hair off. The other day as I spending about 45 minutes curling my long hair just to go to my parents for dinner, I wondered if I shouldn't make some changes. I am not the kind of girl who will ever wear sweatpants in public, or leave the house without a little make-up on but I don't mind that about myself. There's nothing wrong with taking a little pride in how I look. But when it's taking up too much time, or if when my hair isn't perfect it puts a crimp in my day, then come on. Somethings gotta give. I wondered if I would feel as confident. Did I have too much pride wrapped up in my hair? Was I hiding behind it? So while I sat in Kathy's chair listening to the pink haired stylist across the way talk to her client about breast cancer awareness I felt a little bit of relief as I watched the long strands drop to the floor. I'll probably grow it out again but for now change feels good and a lot lighter.

Gypsy Slow Down

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Rosemary and Basil

1 pound of ground beef
3/4 cup freshly ground parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons each fresh basil, rosemary, chives and oregano, chopped finely
1/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
4 cups spaghetti sauce

Saute the ground beef on the stovetop until slightly browned. Drain well and put in food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until mixed well. Roll the meat mixture into 1 inch balls and place in slow cooker. Pour sauce over meatballs and cook on low for 4-6 hours until cooked through. Serve with spaghetti noodles.
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