Friday, May 15, 2020

Cuisine & Screen: Home Edition, Part 8

I hope everyone's doing well and staying healthy (and staying home!) I am looking forward to some summer temps this weekend and will probably resort to laying on my back deck with a Truly slushie (it's going to be in the 80s!)
Sprout says hi!

CUISINE

A few years ago, I bought a trifle dish for a recipe that I only made one time. And then I forgot I owned it. So for Mother's Day, I decided I would make a layered dessert in the trifle dish, and it turned out to be both delicious and stunning (I'm sorry to say that I have no photos to share, because it really was a showstopping presentation). I used this recipe for a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Trifle and was thrilled with how it turned out. You literally won't be able to stop eating it: https://www.chef-in-training.com/pineapple-upside-down-cake-trifle/

A solid quiche recipe is a good thing to have in your repertoire. This is a good way to use up some eggs in your fridge, and while you can get as creative as you want (changing up the cheese/meat, adding veggies), this recipe for a Quiche Lorraine has been in my family for years, and it's never failed us:

-9-inch pie shell, thawed (Pillsbury or other store-bought!)
-4 eggs
-1 and 1/2 cup milk
-1/2 tsp salt
-dash of cayenne
-6 to 8 ounces shredded swiss cheese (package sizes vary, so 6 or 8 ounces are both fine!)
-2 TB flour
-8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled

Heat the oven to 350. Combine the eggs, milk and seasonings. Toss the cheese with the flour. Add this cheese mixture and the crumbled bacon to the egg mixture. Unroll the pie crust onto a pie dish. Pour the egg mixture in the pie shell. Bake 40-45 minutes and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Bon appetit!

SCREEN
My Girl 1 & 2 - these aren't newbies to me, if anything, I was utterly obsessed with My Girl 2 back in the day (it's one of the few sequels that's better than the original!) I'm a big fan of re-watching movies that I find comforting, especially during times like these. I admit I had forgotten how fabulous Jamie Lee Curtis and Christine Ebersole are in these films! My Girl is supposedly leaving Netflix soon, and unless you have My Girl 2 taped on a VHS like me, you might need to do some digging to find it.

The Shawshank Redemption - The only time I'd seen this film was when I was on an 8th grade class trip to Washington, DC. Why they thought this film was appropriate to show a bunch of 13-year-olds, I'm not really sure. But when I re-watched it this week, I was reminded why it's a timeless classic. It's moving, heart-wrenching and an epic story of hope. If you're into films that deal with the justice system and prison like me, it's in the vein of "The Green Mile" and "Dead Man Walking". It's a great film.

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