In other news, here is how I spent the past week:
Matzo Ball Soup: So this was very exciting because I'd never eaten a matzo ball, nor have I made a veggie broth before. My favorite part is where the matzo ball goes from a golf ball to a tennis ball. Super good. And what the heck do you do with a bunch of veggies that have been simmering in water for two hours? does this fall under the universal "serve with Parmesan cheese and black pepper" umbrella? Anyway, so then we had ...
Blueberry Crumble: Yeah. It looks like Violet Beauregarde popped a zit all over our kitchen. But this was good, simple, not great. Fine. And dessert, so yum.
Ordinary People: This angst-filled family drama presents an interesting question: Does a young Donald Sutherland deserve the same consideration as a fantasy dinner guest as the Donald Sutherland of late? Because the Donald Sutherland from "Dirty Sexy Money" could have had the head of the table (where he can more easily shoot disapproving looks at Belinda Carlisle), whereas I'm seeing a smaller role for him as a younger man. Perhaps a seat close to where the spare meat platter is stored so people can be like "Hey! Young Donald Sutherland! Pass me some more of that duck!"
Fame (1980): This film about kids at a performing arts high school that spawned the TV show (and a 2009 remake) is ripe with everyone's favorite '80s topics, including, but not limited to: An up and coming dancer ... who is illiterate; A young actor abandoned by his high-falootin' actress mother ... and he's gay; A saucy multi-medium artist, both a singer and dancer and actress, who wants to make a name for herself ... and she ends up falling for the old "I'm a director and I want you in my film come over to my apartment and I'll take videos of you. Could you take your shirt off? I want a Mediterranean vibe." So, this was all background research so that I could watch the remake. Which I did. Stay tuned ...
Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction by Amy Bloom: Okay, I finished this book like two weeks ago, and still haven't written a review of it. And, actually, I've been plodding along in the same old same old book since I finished it. So apparently I'm off my book mojo. Suffice to say, this one rocked my socks and I'm much more short story curious, than a short story kind of girl. Eventually I'll review it. And that review will appear here.