Stop caring

Sometimes your beautiful, adventurous soul does not fit in and that’s okay.
Sometimes your choices, views do not fit in and that’s okay.
Sometimes what you wear, what you look like does not fit in and that’s okay.
Sometimes when you grow and other people stand still does not fit in and that’s okay.
Being accepted and making people comfortable… ‘fitting in’. Is overrated.

I have found myself going back and looking at old pictures. Looking at my ‘old’ friends profiles on Facebook or Instagram. Thinking to myself what went wrong?. Where did I go wrong? Was it even me?
I remember growing up I never really fit in. I did everything different. I wanted to be outside they wanted to be inside, I wanted to make horror movies they wanted to make love stories.

The thing is, when you start to learn to accept yourself for who you are, the beautiful soul you are. You will attract the people that connect with you. That match your kind of crazy. The ones that will understand you for who you are and not try to change you.

When you stop caring what people think of you, that is when you really start living. When you take off that mask that you have been wearing to hide who you truly are to people. That is when your soul sets on fire. Your true life begins.

When you stop caring what people think of you, that scene in the movies where everyone else is moving but you are standing still will stop.

That’s when you stop letting life just happen and start living it.

SPAGHETTI stuffed peppers

Lately I have been feeling like I am making the same things over and over again. I decided that I wanted to try something really different that I have never made before.

We had left over spaghetti in the fridge from my mothers day dinner and it was amazing. So I wanted to add that to the dinner but to what?

As I am standing in the fridge I saw the peppers and a light bulb went off in my head! Hmmm spaghetti stuffed peppers? Why not!

Cook the spaghetti the way you like it, How we do ours is;

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain set aside.

In a large skillet heat up and add some oil, about a teaspoon. Add chopped up onion. Cook the onion until soft. Then stir in garlic. Then add the ground beef. (Or turkey, or chicken) Break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.

You can even add crushed up tomatoes to this one, that is also good!

Take off the heat and add the cooked pasta.

Take the oil and drizzle on the bottom of the baking sheet. Cut the peppers in half and add them to the baking sheet. Drizzle the peppers with more oil. Put some salt and pepper on top of the peppers. Then fill the peppers with the spaghetti and add some grated cheese on top.

Bake that for 20 minutes, in a preheated oven at 400 and until the cheese has nicely melted on top.

Tasted amazing!! Even more so with a glass of wine !!

Ingredients

Cooking spray, for pan
1/2 lb. spaghetti
4 bell peppers, halved and cored
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. dried oregano
salt
pepper
Crushed tomatoes
1/2 c. grated Parmesan
1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella