Music Crush Monday

Music Crush Monday

It’s a snowy, windy, icy kind of Monday. That can only mean one thing; dance the hell out of your work day.

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Ellie Goulding’s new work is everything to me right now. She’s giving me that upbeat feel that I need. Here are my absolute favorites:

Something In The Way You MoveStarry EyedBurn

Also, Monday wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share my major accomplishment over the weekend. I found/perfected/mastered a gluten free pizza crust. I will never make my own dough again and I will never buy a frozen pizza again. JD’s gluten free pizza dough is my all time favorite. Find it at your local Whole Foods or Stop N Shop.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If you have a pizza stone, put the stone in now and let it heat up for 30 minutes.

Bring the stone out and place it on a pot holder. Place the dough on the stone and with luke warm water, carefully press the dough out until you have a 13 inch circle. Dust the dough with corn meal.

Place the stone back into the oven and cook for 5 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges.

Bring the stone back out and layer the pizza with whatever you want! I layered one with pesto, turkey sausage, spinach, raw onion, tomato, and mozz. Another one I made with a tomato sauce, turkey sausage, tomato, and mozz.

Place the stone back into the oven and cook for 15-17 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.

Pull it out and enjoy!

Pizza

Homemade pizza pairs well with a nice couple of glasses of Pinot Noir, an all pajama kind of day, a movie marathon including Bridge of Spies (SO GOOD, btw), and watching the QUEEN rock it at that Superbowl concert. #amIright

Cheers!

Cheersbullseye

Music Crush Monday

Music Crush Monday

Crushing on some Drake White this week while I breeze through this day off that I gave myself. I first heard this gem when he opened for Zac Brown Band in West Palm Beach. Loved him. Love him.

drake white

Favorites tunes:

It Feels Good • The Simple Life • I Need Real

He especially pairs well with all the fun things you could do during your day off. Like tackle your first roast!

Here goes nothing…

Ingredients:

3lb eye of the round

1 tbsp of sea salt

1/2 cup of gluten free flour (see blend here)

3 tbsp of vegetable oil

3 tbsp of Italian blend seasoning

2 1/2 cups of beef broth

1 1/2 cup of red wine (I was drinking Pinot Noir so I used that!)

1 onion, cut into 1/8ths

Package of shitake mushrooms

Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Directions:

Cover the roast with sea salt and then roll it in the flour.

Heat 3 tbsp of vegetable oil in dutch oven. Sear the roast for roughly 1 minute on each side.

Remove the roast and add the broth, wine, seasoning, onion, and mushrooms. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Place the roast back into the pot.

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Cook for 2 hours.

roasting

Remove, cut, plate, and cover with some of the sauce left in the pan. Place the rest of the sauce in a gravy bowl and let people go wild.

Roast

This was my first time EVER making a roast and it tasted amazing! I paired it with some roasted carrots and green beans and the rest of the wine. Cheers to days off! DO NOT be surprised if you feel like Giada has nothing on you.

Enjoy!

P.S. #somebodywifemeup

Cheersbullseye

Music Crush Monday

Music Crush Monday

He’s British. He’s a jazz artist. He’s won a Grammy, two Golden Globes, he’s been GQ’s man of the year twice, and the list goes on…

jamie cullum

Jamie Cullum

You’ll crush on him too if you are in a jazz, rock, pop, and bluesy mood.

Here are my top favorite songs:

Save Your Soul • Everything You Didn’t Do • Edge of Something 

It doesn’t hurt that he absolultely ADORES Tay, too.

These jazzy tunes pair well with people watching at your favorite coffee shop on Jane St.,  sipping wine and talking about how crazy your love is at your favorite wine bar on 7th Avenue, holding hands and walking down Irvington Street and feeling like you’re the only two people in the world, eating gelato near the fountain at Columbus Avenue and talking about your best day in New York (that one), and/or sitting at home cuddling with your pup. Any or all will do, ya know…

And as always, may your Mondays start off strong and end with a glass of vino when you walk through your front door. Or water. Or champagne. Or tea. Whatever works best.

Cheersbullseye

Music Crush Monday

Music Crush Monday

If you are a granola loving, tree hugging gal or gent then you’ll love my next crush…

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Xavier Rudd & The United Nations

This Australian native rocks didgeridoos and harmonicas on stage, is an activist for organizations close to his heart in his spare time, and is one sexy vegetarian. #amIright

Here are my favorite tunes…

Follow The Sun • Let Me Be • Spirit Bird

XR pairs well with Monday nights and winding down from that long day and snugglin’ with your squeeze, baths with that good smelling bath salt and vino, DIY’ing on a new project, and/or perfecting that homemade pizza dough ( THE STRUGGLE).

Enjoy. So much!

Cheersbullseye

Man Crush Monday

MCM

Bringing it back! And here’s a much needed ease back into Monday with some Jason Damato tunes.

jason-damato

Nothing better than a boy from San Diego and a guitar in hand.

Slowly roll yourself to work with the songs below…

Life you love • Floating Down A River • Just Not Home

…and may your coffee be strong, and Monday’s be short. #amIright

Cheersbullseye