This month’s film suggestion in the Kay & Fred’s Movie Night column in Delicious magazine is a MODERN film. I rarely watch anything post-1968 – could I do it?
Committing to following Kay and Fred’s suggestions is a bit like being in a book club though, I’ll be cooking and watching things I wouldn’t necessarily choose myself. It’s getting me out of the comfort zone innit?
Last month’s pheasant recipe was superb so I got going on the beignets with vigour.
These little doughnut pillows were AMAZING and I was well chuffed with myself for making them,
I ate three, or maybe four, by myself, in bed with Kay’s movie pick, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009).
My choice of
The night before the beignet-fest I mentioned to Cathy that I don’t like animated films and she said of her daughter, ‘That’s like Jessie saying ‘I don’t like soup’!” OK, fair enough. So I did try and give The Princess and the Frog my full attention. But my mind kept wandering to the fab few days I spent in New Orleans with Caroline Frick many moons ago. The best bit was going to a zydeco breakfast where we could barely eat our chow due to all the men wanting to dance with us. Heaven. I must try and find photos of that amazing trip.
I also got myself a copy of Mardi Gras (1958)
as I thought it would link into the New Orleans vibe. It’s an enjoyable bit of hokum with Pat Boone and a rather gorgeous Christine Carere.
It was VERY noticeable throughout this film that in 1958, it appeared that every single person who went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans was white…
I had a recipe for one of the co-stars of Mardi Gras, Tommy Sands that looked interesting so I rustled it up for lunch. Tommy Sands’ “Sinner Man Sauce” was DELICIOUS. I guess bacon and avocado is a match made in Mardi Gras heaven but all the added umami goodness of the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and chili sauce made for something really lip-smacking. Recommended, although what I am going to do with all the sauce left over I do not know. For the modern palate, I would recommend reducing the amount of salt in this recipe…
I guessed that Sinner Man would refer to a ditty performed by Tommy at some point and it does. I really like this, groovy…
It felt very self-indulgent to be watching movies in the daytime on a Saturday but to hell with it! Let’s live like Elizabeth Taylor and do whatever the blazes we like!
And thanks to Kate and Fred for their movie and beignets pairing – those little pillowy doughnuts are FABULOUS – recipe in the UK edition of February 2019 Delicious Magazine.