Friday, October 30, 2020

Cuisine & Screen: At Home, Part 27

It's finally here. Halloween is TOMORROW. I've definitely indulged in plenty of candy corn, pumpkin baked goods and B-list Halloween movies, so one might say I've made the most of the season.

Throwback to the year I wanted to be a mom for Halloween...my mom was a nurse...you get the idea.

CUISINE
I hope you all have enjoyed this pumpkin journey with me through the month of October! Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) has a fabulous recipe for Pumpkin Ravioli. However, I know myself, and I know that however good the recipe is, I do not have the patience to build every little individual dumpling. I spent as much time as I could perfecting the little pouches of goodness, and the ones that turned out well really did look adorable. And the flavor of the brown butter with that savory pumpkin filling, salty parmesan and crunchy pine nuts? It's an absolutely delicious dish. Just allow yourself PLENTY of time to assemble! Click here to get her recipe.

My very questionable attempt at homemade Pumpkin Ravioli.

SCREEN
Leave No Trace - More like leave this one behind! After reading tons of great reviews and hearing really awesome things about this film, I hate to say, I was pretty disappointed. Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie star as father and daughter who live in the woods, and not beyond their means. Their footprint is almost nonexistent. It's a beautiful premise, but for some reason, it just didn't come together for me. I think more dialogue or backstory would have brought me more into their world, but I sadly never really connected with either of them, or their story.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Does Jack Nicholson get any better than this? This is a wild film - it's heartbreaking and funny at the same time, and a timely, not outdated commentary on mental health. Nicholson stars as R.P. McMurphy, a criminal who pleads insanity and is the sanest one of all in a mental institution. His relationship with supporting characters (Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito and Louise Fletcher) reveal a lot about him as a man, a friend and an outcast. It's long, but worth every minute of the watch.

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