Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

 What the Beck????

Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location: Grilled Corn Dip
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Pages:  34-35    Copyright:  2013 Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 344 calories, in ½ cup serving. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         Making this recipe was a hoot!  I actually stood over the stove and grilled each ear of corn. Starting the grill would have taken much longer.
Ree taught me a fabulous new skill – how to remove corn from the cob using a Bundt pan – no fuss no muss.  Is muss a real word??? One again -  a brilliant idea from Ree.
         This corn dip was so tasty and wonderful. My Mom and Ron also really enjoyed its sweetness.

Bucket List Update

1936  Dodsworth
         starring: Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton
         plot – A really rich couple tour Europe, and make many friends. She                   has a fear of returning home where she feels she will grow                            old.
         This woman irritated me. At first her character was just having fun,          but then she becomes obsessive and won’t return to America. He so          wants to go home and she selfishly refuses.  It was a very good                      movie.
1943  The More the Merrier
         starring: Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur, and Charles Coburn
         plot – The movie is set in Washington DC, during WWII, where                            apartments are hard to come by. Two men and a woman all                   share an apartment.
         This was a cute movie. The roommates are funny. The premise was          a good one and I really enjoyed this one.
1948  Hamlet
         starring: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, and John Laurie
         plot:  Prince Hamlet thinks his Uncle has murdered his father, the                    King of England. Hamlet must decide if he should kill his                    uncle.
         When I taught eighth grade, I was thankful that my teammate                        taught the Shakespeare unit, leaving me to teach To Kill a                            Mockingbird, which is my favorite book. This movie is well done, but          just not my cup of tea.
1949  Twelve O’Clock High
         starring: Gregory Peck and Hugh Marlowe
         plot – Peck plays a strict general who takes over a bomber group.                    The men are feeling low and have almost no morale.
         I loved this movie. Gregory Peck is so believable as the general who          is a no nonsense leader. The men are so down and out and have no          faith in their abilities that Peck has his work cut out of for himself.
         This is an outstanding movie!
1950 Born Yesterday
         starring: Judy Holliday and Broderick Crawford
         plot – This is the story of a man who takes his silly, blonde                        girlfriend to Washington, D.C. with him.
         This movie is the stereotypical dumb blonde movie. Thank Heavens most            of today’s movies have evolved to appreciate all women, regardless of                hair color.  What a ridiculous thought – hair color and intelligence. It                must have been a man who came up with that thought.

What is it really???

Doesn't this look like a beautiful river???

Look closely - it isn't!  There are two
major clues for the trained detective

The clues were the fence surrounding the area,
 and in the second picture a hay wagon in the middle of the field.
Yes - the creek overflowed into this cattle field.
Wow - we had a lot of rain in the beginning of the summer!
Thank Heavens, the cattle were taken out of this field.

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