Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Two Favorites Tuesday and a Menu Plan

Oh boy.
Yesterday was a good day for little, old me...
And the silly things that make this silly girl giddy.
Two of my favorites came back with new happiness for me to enjoy!

One, Miss Cyrus released the new music video of her cover of Bob Dylan's Lonesome When You Go, celebrating 50 Years of Amnesty International. I love the video - the abandoned house and how everyone is by their lonesome playing their instruments. It's solemn, pensive and perfect; focusing on the music - not on Miley, not on costumes, not on dance moves. I love her voice here too. It's mournful and full of sentiment. So not Hannah Montana. And so not Untamed. I love those two versions of her, too (of course)...but this feels like what she is meant to do. I've always thought vocally she'd knock it out of the park (and finally be taken seriously as an artist) if she'd just shake the fear of her Father and Godmother's country music shadows and embrace the folk/country genre rather than the pop. To cover someone like Dylan takes some serious guts, no matter what the cause. And to do it well....well now I'm just waiting impatiently for a new album with more of THIS.

Two, Zoe Hart and Bluebell, Alabama returned to my television. In my next life, I'm moving to the South, naming my children after trees, and spending my days sipping sweet tea while I sit on my wrap around porch. Love this show. I love Rachel Bilson's spunky character, her fabulous fashion, the vintage-ness of everything and everyone else in town, and oh Lordy, I love the romantic push and pull that is the energy between Zoe, George and Wade. Can you tell from my collage below who I want Zoe to end up with? And...I do not love Lemon, but I think Jamie King plays her fabulously. So excited for the winter season. I will be sad when May sweeps is here.

Here's what will be on our table this week:

Monday - Open faced tuna melts and caesar salad
Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic knots
Wednesday - Chinese New Year dinner - Chinese chicken salad, egg rolls and almond cookies
Thursday - Book Club. I'm bringing herbed turkey meatballs with cranberry bbq sauce
Friday - Roasted turkey breasts, escarole and cannelinni beans, and 5 minute Artisan bread (both recipes from the Farm to Feast I went to.)

1 comment:

Susan said...

Pretty sure you're super awesome... I love Hart Of Dixie and my hubby hates it (since we're IN the south, he hates how they make us seem, or something like that- he's not even truly southern, the weirdo!).

I LOVE that you made a collage! I love that I got to look at it. :-)

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