Friday, October 23, 2020

Cuisine & Screen: At Home, Part 26

Y'all. At Home, Part 26? How is this even possible? I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this week, and that you have something fun (and SAFE) planned for Halloween next week. I promise I'm ALMOST done with the pumpkin recipes...but not quite. 

I had to share this with y'all - for my birthday, some friends got me a Paint by Numbers featuring the man himself, Leo. It was so fun and meditative, and while I'm certainly not a visual artist, I was very pleased with how his portrait turned out!

Yum.
CUISINE
One of my all-time favorite pumpkin recipes comes from none other than Paula Deen. I've been making this recipe since she first burst onto the Food Network scene 20 years ago. Her recipe for Pumpkin Baked Ziti is perfection - the only thing I do differently is substitute Neese's Sausage for the Sweet Italian Sausage (obviously). Otherwise, this recipe is a hit every time. It will not disappoint.
One of my absolute faves.

SCREEN
The Boys in The Band - This is some incredibly heavy material. Ryan Murphy produced this film adaptation of a 1968 play, and the film stars the same cast as the 2018 revival on Broadway. Needless to say, these actors are very comfortable in their roles and the chemistry is palpable. Jim Parsons is amazing in the leading role, and the entire cast steps up to the challenging dialogue and intense character relationships. It's not a feel good film, but very touching and timely.

Addams Family Values - One of my top 2 Halloween movies, and one of the few sequels that's better than the original. I was Morticia Addams for Halloween 3 years in a row as a child, so my obsession goes way back. The cast couldn't be any better - Anjie Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci? Killer! Joan Cusack gives a master class in comedy, and Peter MacNicol and Christine Baranski are supporting actor comedy gold. Everything you love about the quirky family, but with a few more laughs than the first film. I'll be watching at least two more times this season.

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