I can barely remember the original, although I was a total fan. That's a good sign. There was so much baby-swapping and boyfriend drugging that when I try to imagine Jane and Michael Mancini, all I see is a haze similar to the rings around Saturn.
In other news, here is how I spent the past week.
Wild Rice over Acorn Squash with Braised Vegetables: This multi-pan dinner was delicious. I blame the pine nuts, which went above and beyond the call of duty. I could not get the phrase "bountiful harvest" out of my head as I made this. That's what you get when you mix Wild Rice and Acorn Squash, I guess.
Turkey Meatloaf and Potato Parsnip Mash: I like to call meatloaf "the food of abuse." And I like to make it on chilly, pedestrian date nights, including this one where we watched The Office wedding episode and conked out after the 10 p.m. news.
RAW FOOD MONDAY
Heirloom Tomato, Fennel and Avocado Pressed Salad: Raw Food Monday, I've learned, involves a lot of chewing. It is also a good way to get to know your veggies. I've only used fennel a few times, but this was a wild reintroduction. The texture of celery with a bit of an anise flavor. The dressing for this salad is smooshed capers and olive oil, and it kind of makes the whole dish.
I also learned that I need to start paying attention to how many servings these meals are. Our refrigerator is a mess of chopped veggies that would require a porcelain colon to consume.
Zombieland: I think I made myself perfectly clear here. But if I didn't, Zombieland is a kind of-funny movie with perfectly packaged lines, made-for-quoting, and a pretty fantastic cameo. Beyond that, this movie will someday appear on a forgotten shelf near the "Ginger Snaps" werewolf sisters trilogy.
Juliet, Naked: a novel: This book is mostly adorable, with a kind of lopped off ending -- forgivable only because the rest of it is so fun.
Full review will be here.