Friday, February 20, 2009

Dinner and a Movie

Oscars Oscars we just can't wait

This is the first time that I am looking forward to the Oscars I just can't wait I think we have seen every movie that is up for an Oscar and then some. I guess I can say when you are retired and you don't eat out, going to the movie is great entertainment. Can't wait to plan the Oscar feast.

I would like to make a few suggestions if you have not seen Milk it is worth the time and money I thought I was walking into Brokeback Mountain that was not the case at all. I don't believe their is any comparison. It is rated R for the content and not suggested for young adults. Every one knows some one who is gay or they deny that they do. We felt a lot of pain for the community in the movie. Shawn Penn portrayed Harvey Milk this was a true story with a heart wrenching ending. Harvey Milk was a gay elected official in San Francisco. If I have offended anyone here I am really sorry. I think that is it so unfortunate that a movie with violence will be shown in every theater and one that has to do with same sex being in love with each other is only shown in one theater in our City. Our prisons are all over loaded and we show films with violence in every theater. You can not turn on the news without seeing something about gay rights. I feel our country should spend more time taking care of our criminals than fighting over gay rights. Coming from a married heterosexual female.

Slumdog Millionaire low budget must see be sure and take some Kleenex.
Maurice's Frozen Key Lime Pie

11/2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter melted

Mix above ingredients and press evenly in pie plate. Bake at 375 F for eight minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges.

4 egg yokes
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Key lime juice

In a small bowl beat the yolks until they are pale. Gradually add the condensed milk, beating only to mix. Then on low speed beat in the Key lime juice. Set aside.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold a point when the beaters are raised, but not until they are stiff or dry.
Fold about one-third of the whites into the lime juice mixture and then, in a large bowl, fold together the lime juice mixture and the remaining beaten whites. Do not handle any more than necessary.
Turn into the prepared crumb crust and smooth the top.
Freeze for about an hour and then wrap airtight with plastic wrap. Continue to freeze the pie.

Cover with whipping cream and enjoy.


Barbara Bakes said...

I loved Slumdog. It will win a lot of awards. Your recipe looks delicious. We had chocolate covered frozen key lime pie on a stick in Key West that we crave!

Mary Ann said...

I have had lots of people recommend Slumdog. This key lime pie looks so good. I love key limes.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lynette, my husband and I also went to see Milk. Needless to say I cried at the end of the movie. Sean Penn is one of my favorite actors and I believe he did an excellent job portraying Harvey Milk. Our city also only had the movie in one theatre. How sad.

The key lime pie looks and sounds delicious my friend. Will try out the recipe.

Cheryl said...

Good for you for being so open minded and tolerant! My parents are retired and are about as opposite of that as you can be.

me said...

I am so glad you wrote what you did. Good to know that not everyone feels the same as the Utah legislators! Gays are America's greatest threat? There is a war going on, a terrible economy, poor health care, gang shootings at high schools, and so on. I think if politicians focused on what really mattered the world would be a better place. Thanks for your post!