|Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 12:47 pm (no subject)|
|yesterday was very good. Had spontaneous tea with my landlady in the morning, then went out and got lots of ingredients for multiple soups! Soups that I got to share with multiple peoples (elklad, ltlbird and marlene). We had a regular feast: elklad brought beer & cheese, ltlbird brought wine and sourdough bread, I made Red Lentil, Chickpea and Chili soup and Chorizo, Lentil and Chickpea Soup, while Marlene brought a variety of desserts from an Italian bakery. so much yumminess! The chorizo soup may be a new standard for me -- it was that good, even tho a lot of the liquid boiled off when I was trying to keep it warm -- it was just a bit more like a stew than a soup. The red lentil soup was also worth making again (tho I should mention that I substituted a sprinkling of parsley and ground coriander for the "bunch of fresh coriander" (which i neither had nor realized was the same thing as cilantro) so it probably tastes a bit different than the original recipe.|
After noshing for a long time, we then watched Murder By Death, which I had had recommended to me by many people (including my physical therapist) in a "you, you specifically, need to see this movie" sort of way. I think if you've read/seen a lot of old mysteries (in the Agatha Christie / Nick & Nora / Sam Spade vein) you would find a lot to laugh at in this movie - I certainly did. It's so definitely not PC at all (it was made in the mid-70's) but it's pretty even-handed in its non-PC-ness, so we ended up thinking a lot of it was intentional (so don't turn it off immediately!). And the cast is full of awesome: Peter Falk, David Niven, Eileen Brennan, Maggie Smith, Alec Guiness, Truman Capote and a young James Cromwell! So, um, yeah, I think that a lot of you might enjoy putting this on your to-see list.
Today is, of course, Superbowl Sunday, so I'll be going over to Meredith & Dave's for a little Rock Band followed by the game [and commercials, don't forget those], accompanied by Blue Ribbon BBQ. And i'm bringing the traditional Tex-Mex dip which tastes a little nontraditional due to the use of chipotle chili powder & lemon juice instead of regular chili powder and lime juice -- still quite good, and a bit more spicy than usual, so I think it's a worthy variation.
Ok, need to go deal with some laundry and chat with the parents. Hope you're all having an equally peachy weekend!