Thanksgiving Treat! 10 minute Side Dish and a Movie! Sauteed Carrots with Hazelnuts and Brown Sugar and Silver Linings Playbook~

I keep telling myself that crazy isn’t all bad.When I’m crying while making Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving Dinner, I think. . . .. .I’m not that abnormal. Not that, weird.And even if I am. . . . .I’m thinking that’s what makes me interesting.I cry for no reason.I yell at the drop of a hat.Then, while wiping the snot from my face, I kiss the people I just yelled at.Instability.It’s really rather sexy.David O. Russel brings this exact sensibility to light in his new movie Silver Linings Read more […]

Movie Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ~ Giggly Potty Humour

I think you’ll like this movie, but it really depends.Do you like potty humor?Do you want to bust a gut when you see someone sitting on the toilet talking to their dog? OR toddler’s playing in urinals? What about when they lose their trunks on the diving board and have to tread water while talking to the girl they love who doesn’t love them but is oblivious to the fact that they’re naked?Sound funny?Then this movie is for you.Seventh Grader, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is back in the third movie Read more […]

Mango and Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon & What To Expect When Your Expecting: A Movie Review!

  Well, I can tell you what I wasn’t expecting.To like this movie, that’s what.What is that saying? Too many chickens in the coop. All trying to rule the roost. . . .Or be bossy. . .Or steal the limelight. . . ..I’m not sure, but you know what I mean.Too many mega stars. . .in one location, can make me a little nervous. . .Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock,  Dennis Quaid, and Matthew Morrison. . . . . . . .I can happily report,  ALL played nice.  Stellar in fact.  They done good. They Read more […]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

 All photo credits: Murray Close Let me first say this.I’ve read the book, The Hunger Games. And I know this story back and forth. I loved the book, and VERY nervously anticipated the movie. Because nothing is worse than watching a story that you loved, one that took you days to read, being slowly destroyed in a matter of hours.Now.With that being said. . . .The Hunger Games film adaption was a surprisingly on target, bone chilling tale that had my stomach in. my. toes. within the first 15 Read more […]

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie Review – please tell me you’re not surprised

Hi.I’m back.Sorry I’ve been gone so long.  I didn’t intend for it to be this way. It’s just that I had to go see Breaking Dawn with my bestie. And I had good intentions of typing away to you at 3 am all my thoughts about the movie immediately after the midnight showing, but I was in a total daze.Let me show you why.So then I started thinking “Oh my goodness. Why am I behaving this way? I love to talk to you. Why won’t my fingers type. Why won’t my brain work? Why can’t I stop thinking about this Read more […]

Ramblings on Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Butterscotch Bread Pudding for your Thanksgiving Dessert!

[If you haven’t already, enter my latest giveaway, it ends 11/20/11. It’s for Chinese Food. Yum.] As I type this it is exactly 2 days 17 hours and 07 minutes and 56 seconds before Breaking Dawn Part 1 comes out. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. I read all of the books in the span of 2 weeks. There are 4, and they are huge, and I have 4 kids. That’s a big deal. I watched the first movie Twilight at home with my husband and I fell in love all over again, with him, cinema, and ummm. . .errrrrr. . . .Edward Cullen. Read more […]

Movie Review: I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT

I don’t know how she does it.No, seriously. I really don’t know how she does it.I just spent the last 5 minutes sprinting down my street with my hair in a scraggly ponytail (from last night) my husbands too big basketball shorts on, and a holey t-shirt, trying to catch a school bus because my kids left their snacks and the PTA sign up form for the Spaghetti Dinner THAT WAS DUE TODAY on the kitchen counter.The bus came. The bus went.Approximately 2 minutes before I ever got there.  So there I stood, Read more […]

Movie Review: Warrior

I walked into the night, opened the car door, sat down and shut the door. I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want to stay. I had a headache and my eyes were red and heavy from too much crying. I just needed to breathe for a minute. The air in my house had become stale, and the lights too bright. But I went. What was I going to do at home? Think more about him? Worry about him? Cry for him? I felt like I’d been crying for years. Ever since he left my mother. He was the perfect father for over 20 years, Read more […]

Marble Poundcake and a Movie Review: The Help

I suppose works of art move people in different ways.They can make you wonder in clouds of blue.They can flood in memories of white-washed front porches and smells of Hydrangea after the rain.Sometimes, they can make you think, plan, require more.Last night, I saw The Help. The movie fashioned after the book, by Kathryn Stockett.And it made me do a little of all those things. But mostly it just made me proud. Proud to be black. Proud to be an American, whose ancestors were slaves, and then housemaids Read more […]

Movie Review: MONTE CARLO and A Minty Lemon-Cooler

Let me tell you this.I can not. Lie. To. Save. My. Life.If your life depends on it, don’t ask me to save your tail. My face will turn red, my mouth will dry up, and my eyes will betray me, resulting in the betrayal of you, no matter how much you make my heart go pitter patter.I’m just not built to have a poker face.Consequently, I’m not even built to watch those with a poker face. Lying just makes me very uncomfortable indeed.Lying to people who deserve to be lied to. I’m uncomfortable.Lying Read more […]