Favourite Movies

  • Favourite Movies,  Pie,  Recipes

    Pecan Pie

    “Waiter there is too much pepper in your Paprikash, but I would be proud to partake of your Pecan Pie.” I always think of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan saying that with a silly accent in “When Harry Met Sally” when I have Pecan Pie. I love that movie and have probably seen it 50 times. I think this is one of which Harry and Sally would proudly partake. 🙂 I really like the flavour of this because I am not really a fan of the gooey, gaggingly sweet pecan pies made with corn syrup. I like the flavour of the nuts and some brown sugar, caramelized buttery goodness in this Pecan Pie. …

  • Favourite Movies,  Fun Stuff,  Main Dishes,  Recipes

    Toad-in-the-Hole for a Blustery Day

    Ye Olde Toad-in-the-Hole.   With Autumn fastening her chilly grip on our days the thought of something warm and comforting for dinner is needed. So luckily I came across this recipe in Saveur for Toad-in-the-Hole with onion gravy, a lovely combination of pork sausages wrapped in bacon and baked on top of a batter resulting in crispy browned Yorkshire Pudding and sizzling sausages. Perfect! I did change the onion gravy a bit (you know who doesn’t eat beef -even in stock)and substituted streaky bacon  instead of Proscuitto to wrap half of the sausages, because well $1.00 a slice di Parma seemed a bit much for this dish and my current frugality. The bacon didn’t cling…

  • Dinner and a Movie,  faves,  Favourite Movies,  Fun Stuff,  Herbs/Spices/Condiments,  Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Uncategorized

    “I like chips and egg …on a TUESDAY…” Shirley Valentine at Dinner and a Movie

    This months choice for Dinner and a Movie hosted by Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy and Marc of No Recipes  is one of my all time favourite movies- “Shirley Valentine.” This first came out in 1989 (really? 20 years ago?..where DID the time go!?..yikes… eeek!!!) I was in my 20s when I first saw it and now I’m closer to Shirley’s age. But its message  is timeless. Altogether, I’ve probably watched it about 40 times since I first saw it in the theatre. I know most of the dialogue by heart and quote from it fairly often:  ” I like chips and egg ..on a TUESDAY – today is THURSDAY… Where’s…

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