Thursday, March 25, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
In the vein of film class we watched some Werner Herzog from the library collection.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe: This is exactly as described! I love that it is from the 60s (70s?) and I recognize and go to some of the places.
Aguirre, Wrath of God: Early Werner Herzog This is weird and a classic. Glad I saw it, but don't need to see it again.
Jelle's Marble Races, especially the Olympics: All on YouTube, so much fun!! I don't watch many sports and haven't been missing them, but loved these!
Space Force: hmm, not good, not the worst. Seems like it couldn't decide if it was funny or heart-warming. They are making a second season? Not really there for it.
What We Do In the Shadows: So good! The humor might not be for everyone, but gave us a couple of catchphrases we use over and over.
Avatar the Last Airbender: A re-watch for us, obviously excellent.
The Queen's Gambit: Loved it! Family friendly-ish but not overly sweet, a nice ending, sharp and focused. Well balanced mix of good times/concerns. Good characters (Jolene!!)
Mystic Pop Up Bar: It grew on me! More of a long arc than I expected. Korean with subtitles. The pacing and topics are a little different than what I am used to, but that makes it more interesting.
The Goes Wrong Show: British physical humor and puns. These folks made a play (The Play That Goes Wrong) that we saw on Broadway and loved so this was a natural for us. Comedic timing is excellent. And if you stop to think about how much extra work it is to make the things go wrong at the right time it is impressive.
Great British Baking Show: Of course this is excellent. So good that I watch each new episode as it is released rather than waiting to binge. (Still warming up to Noel and Matt, oh well)
Nailed It!: Perfect pairing with fancy baking show. This one I dole out slowly and carefully. I love Nicole and Jacques so much!
Floor is Lava!: Pretty good. Hilarious concept, how much you like it depends on the team, so up and down.
Gary Busey, Pet Judge: Didn't watch the whole series, but worth it to see one episode.
Devs: I popped in and out while E- watched the whole thing. Mostly ok, I liked all the local flavor, but had a hard time not seeing Ron Swanson
We Are The Champions: So good!!!
Back to the Future trilogy: Classic! First movie is good, other two are exactly what you expect.
The Lighthouse: Creepy, isolated lighthouse keepers go crazy. Artsy, well acted, but never need to watch it again.
Cabin in the Woods: A great re-watch!! The one you can never explain because it would give away too much! Just watch it!
Some early Avengers: We watched a couple of the Captain America stories, comfort food for the eye.
Coherence: Spooky sci-fi.
Parasite: Yup, great film, disturbing and genius.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Slice the crusts off sandwich bread, flatten with a rolling pin. Add filling to one slice, dampen the edges, cover with a second slice, and seal the two pieces together with a fork. Flip it over and seal the edges from the other side. These can be deep-fried in shallow oil or cooked in the oven (350°F for 15 min).
Tiny pies in muffin tins:
A pat-in-the-pan crust is a great alternative to a roll-out crust. This is from a 1950’s Better Homes and Garden. If you don’t care about a flaky crust and just want the pie, this is the best!
For 3 muffin tins:
Mix 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon sugar and ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons milk to ⅓ cup vegetable oil and mix with a fork to emulsify. Add to the dry mix slowly; you may not need all the liquid. Stir until all the flour is moist and it clumps together to the consistency of play-doh.
Press into the muffin tin, add grape pie filling, and sprinkle any left-over crust onto the filling.
Bake at 350°F for 20 min.