Thursday, August 25, 2016
It's not often anymore I take myself to the movies. (Which is weird because in the bygone actor years, I used to go almost daily - most especially when I was up for a big job and waiting for my agent to call. It was the only thing that could take your mind off the impending fate of casting.) So yesterday, late in the afternoon, since Richie was obligated at a dinner, I decided, very last minute, to go see Meryl. It's that movie about a lady in the 1940's who can't sing. And yes, Meryl plays her perfectly off pitch. One always has to admire a Meryl Streep performance, but, that being said, one doesn't always have to admire the vehicle. Sadly, while I did enjoy my popcorn and Coke (the only time I ever drink Coke anymore is at the movies with Popcorn) I did not enjoy the movie. I think I'd rather see Meryl play someone who CAN sing. So my previously professional now amateur recommendation, is skip this one. Or see it on TV. Do not spend movie theater money to see it. I'd give this movie, on a scale of 1-5 soup ladles, about a 2.
Ok, so now a word about today's menu. I have made a Chopped Thai Beef Salad that's served with a Lemon Grass and Ginger Sweet Chili Dressing. It's full of great flavors including one of my favorite herbs - Thai Basil. Another of today's salad is an oldie but goodie - Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado and Basil. We don't make it too often because it's a bit time consuming. I have three big bowls of it, but I doubt it'll last all day, so come early. I think the pairing of these two salads is perfect. Maybe add my Chilled Strawberry and Cucumber Soup with Thai Basil and Green Onion! YUM.
Come see us and have a great day.