Entertainment // Low-Key Fridays // A Super Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe as a Weird, but Tasty Choice for Snacks + What on Netflix.
The first time I’ve tried stuffed mushrooms was about 2 years ago; we had this random afternoon hang-out over at Maria & Danilo’s place, and the two of them prepped a nice meal for us (Angela, Martin and me). They’ve served us, among other things, the stuffed mushrooms. As someone who’s not the biggest fan of mushrooms, I really loved these. I thought that the idea to fill them up with stuff was so clever and so tasty. Now, I’m not sure that the stuffed mushrooms qualify as a snack for a movie night… But I do know that these are super simple to prep, no forks, knifes, plates even, so easy to grab on without missing out on a scene, and tasty. What more can one ask for for a low-key Friday night? Head on below to see how to make these, and than some more below for the What On Netflix part.
*Note I think I loved this mostly because the stuffing made the fresh-meaty-аlike feels I get from mushrooms (which is the reason I don’t absolutely love mushrooms) a lot less noticeable for me…
*Note The best part about meals and dishes like this is that you can experiment with the amounts of the ingredients, as well as with the ingredients.
– 500 gr (17 oz) Mushrooms (actually the quantity depends on how many people you’re having, but if this is the only “snack” you’re serving try to have at least 5 per person)
– 400 gr (14 oz) Sour Cream (about 1 Tablespoon per Mushroom; more or less, depending on the size of the mushroom)
– 1 1/2 Grated Cheese (Edam)
– 1 1/2 Cups Ham (this is actually optional; instead of ham, you can put pepperoni, or prosciutto, mix more in one, or make different types of stuffing, and then have different types of stuffed mushrooms)
– Seasonings (optional, I’ve put some Basil)
1. Preheat the oven to 200 C Degrees (400 F).
2. Wash the mushrooms nicely. Remove their stems and clean their insides with a knife.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream, the cheese, the ham or what have you.
4. Start filling each mushroom with around 1 Tablespoon of the stuffing and place them on a baking pan.
5. Bake for around 15 minutes, then serve.
What on Netflix.
1. BOWIE: The Man who Changed the World. (2016)
Documentary, Biography, Music // 1 Hour 38 Minutes
As a 90s kiddo, I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing, feeling, hearing, experiencing the influence Bowie had at the peak of his career, you know? Even though I’ve been listening to his music for years now, watched live videos of his performances, read about him and whatnot… I couldn’t quite comprehend what it meant to be a young person when David was a young person, you know? I couldn’t quite understand what it meant to be a young person in the 60s, 70s, 80s, trying to find their place in a world much more conservative, much more different than the one we know today… And all of a sudden, you see this strange lad, with dyed hair, lots of make-up on, with theatrical women’s costumes, high heels, singing about aliens and whatnot.
Through interviews with himself and people who were part of his life in one way or another, this documentary gave me exactly that… A taste of the enormous influence Bowie had on generations with his constantly changing, unique appearance, his lyrics, his voice, his out-of-this-world persona. A close glimpse of what it meant to be a youngster in the exact time when the man who changed the world actually just started changing it…
2. Marley & Me. (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Family // 1 Hour 50 Minutes
So, this couple John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) welcome this adorable puppy in their lives and name him Marley. And it’s crazy with puppies, you know? They play on the rug, and then all of a sudden they straight up start peeing, right there, on the spot… Then you catch them playing with your shoes, and stop them just before they’ve ruined them completely… But, they’re just puppies, you know, still learning their boundaries, still training, you know? So, you’re patient.
But then they’re no longer adorable puppies, they’re grown-ass dogs, they should know shit, you know? Marley, however, doesn’t quite care about boundaries and rules and whatnot. He went from a cute puppy to a still-cute, but also (and even more so, at moments) frustrating menace of a dog, making things impossible for his owners.
While they try to adapt to life with Marley the menace, they learn quite a bit along the way, about life, what’s important, about themselves… It’s a great movie for a relaxed low-key Friday, one that will make you laugh, question your decision to get a dog at moments (I kept asking myself what will we do if Phoebe grows up to be a badass dog, and not in the best of ways; luckily she’s turned out quite great), then laugh again, cry a little, but above all, it will show you exactly why life is all the better and richer with a furry pal to share it with.
3. Grand Designs // Season 11 (2011)
British TV Show // around 45 minutes per episode
Okay, okay, I know it’s not a movie, it’s an ongoing British reality show. But I am kinda hooked on it.
This guy named Kevin McCloud is the host of the show, and he documents a family in their journey for their dream house. Each episode is about different families, different people building a different home. But, it’s not just that the people are actually deciding to build their dream houses (and believe me, those are some wild dreams) from scratch. It’s the strangest, most peculiar places that each of their houses is (to be) built.This is what got me hooked, I believe. Think an old cinema. Man…
And all of the different architects come up with all sorts of amazing, modern designs, while making sure to address efficiency, maximize the use of space, energy, and of course, the very look of it all. It’s a great show, you learn a few things in each episode, it’s inspiring, the courage all of these guys have, to build these strangely amazing homes, and sometimes against all odds.. A great show! Give it a go, you’ll like it, I promise.
Do share some of your personal favorites on Netflix in comments, I’d love to see something new.
Oh, yeah, have a great weekend!