Back in the day when I was just a little gal, I was in love with this curly headed little boy named Justin on the Mickey Mouse Club.
Fast forward to high school, and this flipping awesome boy band drops onto the scene with the curly-headed cutie as its front man. I was super stoked. She likely won’t admit to it now, but my high school best friend and I used to pop our mixed tapes into the cassette player of our cars and drive around town belting the songs like it was nobody’s business. In between 2Pac and Usher songs, of course. We had our reputations to uphold, you know.
When Justin Timberlake branched off on his own after N Sync broke up, I was totally bummed. How often do people successfully break away from their group and create a real name for themselves? It doesn’t happen often, and very rarely successfully.
I’ve been so very pleasantly surprised that Mr. Timberlake has not only secured a name for himself on the Music Billboards, he has also successfully broken into the Hollywood scene (I’m still the only person I know who loved In Time), he is also my favorite SNL host, and can dance like the God of Dance himself. I was first in line at the grocery store to buy the issue of People where JT and Jessica Biel got married. I wanted to hate her, but she seems so freaking cool I couldn’t possibly. I still have that issue hidden in my closet. True story. It’s sick.
I feel so juvenile for still having a crush on Justin Timberlake so many years later, but how can you NOT? Seriously. If you’re reading this and tell me you don’t think he’s freaking adorable, I’m going to call you a liar. To your ever loving digital face. Teach a man to sing and dance? His stock rises immensely high. There’s nothing sexier than a guy that can croon and move his hips. If I weren’t married to my perfect man, I might find myself wallpapering my closet with JT posters.
Anyways, all that to say when I found out he had another new album coming out on March 18th, my heart raced a little bit and I immediately wondered whether or not I could preorder it. I’m a music fiend. I’d rather listen to music for the rest of my life than ever watch another second of television. I buy music all the time. iTunes loves me. I’m one of their favorite customers.
But wait. What? JT’s 20/20 is going to be available at Walmart from March 19 – March 24 for only $7. Yeah, you saw that right. SEVEN DOLLARS.
Since I wanted all of my other nerdy JT friends to know that the album would be for real, really cheap at Walmart the first week it was out, I had to throw a party with the best food this side of the International Divide. I sat down with The Workaholic one night with a bottle of moonshine, and we came up with some freaking hilarious dishes that I thought my gal pals would love.
Then I set to work yesterday baking a few Paleo dishes inspired by JT songs, with a few indulgences thrown in for my friend with a litany of really weird food allergies. (Mango, anyone?)
For the Chocolate Wardrobe Malfunction Cookies, I used this delicious recipe from Slim Palate. Instead of making them mini brownie bites, I baked them in the bottom of a full-size cupcake pan. Once they were done cooking, I put miniature Reese’s cups in the center to make them look like boobies.
One of my friends felt a little dirty eating them, but when you’re eating something so indulgent and mostly good for you, you can’t help but moan a little. Just a little.
Justin’s skit, “D*ck in a Box” took the place of “Schweddy Balls” for my favorite SNL skit EVER, so I knew I had to include some sort of food that reflected that hilarious skit.
Step 1: Cut a hole in a box
Step 3: Eat those little Paleo Pigs in a Blanket with a side of dijon or ketchup. Lick your lips because they’re so dang good.
Triscuit makes this delicious little brown rice cracker now, so I bought some of those, some ricotta cheese, and some strawberries to make a delicious, fruity cracker snack. We had some red apple balsamic vinegar from a local oil and spice shop, so I drizzled that on top and came up with one of the most mouth watering treats I’ve had in a while.
You think that she knows?
Writing this post has made me break out into song and dance more than once. The children think I’m insane.
Good thing they weren’t around last night when we were drinking Sierra Mist with 1/2 package of grape KoolAid, and Troy & Sons Platinum Moonshine, with raspberry Sorbet floating in it. My mouth is watering so hard right now that I want to Cry Me a River.
To stay with the whole healthy thing, I had to include some Rock Your Body veggies & gluten-free chicken nuggies. I might possibly have been the only person eating the veggies, though.
I had a great time hanging out with some of my favorite people and it was a great night in for this group of 30-something moms who are all closet Justin Timberlake freaks.
Plus, I got to be the first to tell them about the new album with its sultry new sound. I’d like to say I’ll be first in line to grab it when it drops on March 18, but in an effort to become a cheapskate like my husband, I’ll probably run to Walmart at midnight on the 19th and snatch it up for $7, blasting it the whole way home.
Now The Workaholic just has to keep his promise to let me go to the JZ and JT concert in Baltimore, MD for my birthday. Going to that show might be as exciting as the day I met Michael Jackson.
OH, and don’t I have pretty friends?
PS: I’ve got food covered, but if you want some kick-butt decor for your black & white party, check out my friend Jillian from Mommy Testers where she she shows us who’s boss in the decor department.
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