The Ann Sheridan Cocktail

The Ann Sheridan Cocktail

Oh auspicious day!  Firstly I went to the bfi to be filmed talking about NEWTS for a television programme.  Then I got my tax return filed a week early.  Then I finally took the plunge and sent my book proposal to Unbound.  Ooh, I am so...
Book Test Cook 2 – Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

Book Test Cook 2 – Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

I had a very vivid dream last night.  It was like a fully formed documentary television programme about people who had record players in their kitchens.  I saw it as a sign that I should move one of my many record playing devices into the room where I spend...
Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

“They nicknamed me “The Oomph Girl”, and I loathe that nickname!” Ann’s casserole is in the oven. The first in my new batch of test cooking. I’m really doing it properly, making copious notes and working my way through the whole...
Ann Sheridan’s Chilli Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chilli Casserole

Work colleagues were joking about my potential author’s photo for the book on Friday so it is an ideal opportunity to post this fab pic of Ann again. I really think Ruthie and I should have twin pics like this side by side. Who wouldn’t given half the...
Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

“I used to go to Grauman`s Chinese or Pantages and sit there waiting to see my faceless body on the screen. Texas began to look awfully near and awfully good, and “Clara Lou” had a sweet sound to my ears.” I am thinking a lot about Texas today...
Ann Sheridan’s Chilli Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chilli Casserole

“I can whistle through my fingers, bulldog a steer, light a fire with two sticks, shoot a pistol with fair accuracy, set type, and teach school . . ” Spoken like a true Texan Ann. Reminds me of the multitasking Ruthie gets up to over there in the Lone Star...
Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

“They nicknamed me “The Oomph Girl”, and I loathe that nickname! Just being known by a nickname indicates that you`re not thought of as a true actress . . . It’s just crap!” Not sure if that’s a matching headscarf or a hood, either...
Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

What do you see for me in your crystal ball Ann? Several days of waiting for The Artist to call me on the phone I expect… I remembered that Ann’s Chili Casserole needed testing for the book so we had that last night and the ladies liked it. We almost...
Ann Sheridan’s Chilli Casserole

Ann Sheridan’s Chili Casserole

It was lovely to share a massive casserole dish of Chili with Edmund. I expect in the silver screen days that dish would have served four people but we scoffed the lot accompaied by two bottles of red wine. Edmund made me laugh really hard with his excellent advice on...

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