I definitely have more movie star recipes for
I’ve made Robert Mitchum’s, Johnny Cash’s, Monte Hale’s, Trish Van Devere’s, Anne Sheridan’s, Barton MacLane’s, Richard Arlen’s, Tex Ritter’s, Warner Baxter’s and of course, my fave of them all, James Garner’s.
There are many more on the spreadsheet to try too, there is absolutely no way I will ever run out of chilli recipes. I just had a quick look, there are 90 on the list including one by that little cutie Mabel Normand!
So the modern
One of last year’s Christmas presents from my sweetie came in handy
as I had to be brave and delve into the jar of mixed dried chillies my darling Caroline Frick brought over last time she came from Texas.
This jar is on my kitchen counter and I look lovingly at it most days but I have no idea what all these chillies are or what their heat might be.
I had a little tin of chipotle
a film I had never seen but was excited about because
Kris Kristofferson is in it!
I did a bit of rummaging around and discovered that there was a film of the same name starring Clark Gable and Ava Gardner
so I got me a copy of that too for a Saturday double bill.
What a lovely spinster’s Saturday I had too. Spending the morning making chili and Clark Gable’s Barbecued Beans
I’m sorry to report that Clark’s beans were a bit of a fail. My fault though. He doesn’t specify what kind of fat to use and I went for beef dripping as that’s what I had knocking around the fridge. The
If you have a go at this and are making the full amount (you’ll need a HUGE pan!) I’d recommend boosting up the mustard, Worcestershire sauce
I loved both the movies, although Kris was playing a very nasty character in the 90s Lone Star. I absolutely loved the
Here is my super-
It was good for me to watch a modern movie that needed a bit of brainpower. There were flashbacks aplenty and I did struggle a bit to work out who was related to who… I admit too, that I struggled to understand the politics of the 1952 Lone Star which was set in Texas shortly before statehood. But no matter, I am always happy to endlessly gaze upon Clark Gable, especially when he’s playing a cowboy type
and I got slightly obsessed with Ava’s super crisp shirt with a turned up collar…
I could truly imagine her being the first lady of Texas, she’s so utterly gorgeous.
Finally, thank you to the internet for bringing me this. A photo of Clark and Ava on the set of Lone Star chowing down. What a beauty!
Do grab yourself a copy of this month’s Delicious Magazine if you are in the UK, the chili recipe is just fabulous. With a self-indulgent movie double bill, this will take you right to the Lone Star State without having to leave your sofa!