Friday, February 4, 2011

Fun Friday: Slow Jam Edition

It's Fun Friday!!!

Let's kick things off with two very funny gems!

Does anyone else wonder how TLC shows could get any weirder? I have fundamental issues with the way shows like Heavy, Hoarders, My Strange Addiction and Intervention treat mental illness, but I'll save that rant another post. Regardless...please TLC, just stop already. We are all weirded out.


TLC Promo - watch more funny videos



I'm not a regular Glee watcher, but I think the show is doing a lot of good things by bringing important social issues to a bigger audience. HOWEVER, I do think they tend to take liberties with some artists' music.






Are you ready to get your happy hour on today? I MOST DEFINITELY AM! It's okay to indulge once in a while and reward yourself (For my "Happy Hour" beverage selections, check this post). Looking for a happy hour snack that is GOOD for ya? Try these spinach balls! They pack in a FULL SERVING of veggies per serving! My family has been making these for YEARS! So simple and quick and they go GREAT with a glass of white wine! Enjoy in moderation! :)

Parmesan Spinach Balls!
Parmesan Spinach Balls

Ingredients:

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups finely crushed herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup melted butter (or Margarine)
3 eggs, beaten (or Egg Substitute)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl combine spinach, stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning, melted butter and eggs. Shape into walnut-sized balls and place on a baking sheet.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until heated through and browned.




For this week's music selections, I decided to go the "Slow Jam" route. Most of these are slower songs--perfect for cool down! I also picked a good diversity of genres--there's something for everyone here!

1. Haterade -- Gucci Mane ft. Pharrell and Nikki Minaj
(SLOW JAM to the max!)

2. You Will Leave a Mark -- A Silent Film
(Alt. rock gem! Beautiful piano and a haunting chorus)

3. With or Without You --U2 cover by Sarah Darling
(I love country music, but I'm not big on country covers. I cringe every time I think of Mark Wills' rendition of "I Do". However, this one is actually really, really gorgeous)

4. Heartbeat -- Enrique Iglesias ft. Nicole Scherzinger
(I use this as a cool down song in my class. Enrique = handsome AND talented)

5. Who Wants to Be Alone -- Tiesto ft. Nelly Furtado
(A little faster tempo, but catchy. P.S. Whatever happened to Nelly Furtado? Has she done anything in the US recently?)

6. Undercover Martyn -- Two Door Cinema Club
(I'm really digging this band right now. I can only describe their style as "electro-disco-pop-rock." I don't know else to put it! I dare you not to dance to this one!)


Well, that's all, peeps! I'm off to teach Zumba this afternoon! If you know of a funny video, awesome recipe or song to share, post it in the comments or email it my way! Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. thumbs up to Gucci mane!

    http://melissa-thatgirl.blogspot.com/

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