The film for this month’s Dinner and a Movie is Ball of Fire (1941), and the suggestions for accompaniments are Barbara Stanwyck’s Meatloaf,

her Pimento Salad

and a cinnamon-based cocktail I have named after her character in the movie, The Sugarpuss O’Shea.

As I am moving shortly, I’m in a bit of a whirlwind, so I haven’t been able to write the usual lengthy blog post about the recipes, but here are a few process photos to tempt you into making one, two or all three of these star-spangled delights!

I had some of the leftover salady mixture from the canapes on toast!  It was weird but good.

Here’s the meatloaf about to go in the oven,

and here it is ready for slicing.

It was GOOD!


For the recipes and a video demo of the cocktail and canapéé nip over to Dinner and a Movie on Substack. We are having a lot of fun over there. Come and join us!


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