Let’s All Go to the Movies
As a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild, Bill gets copies of many of the movies that are up for SAG awards (which are often the same movies that are up later on for the Academy Awards). Out of the batch of movies he has gotten access to thus far, I recognize a total of one name. That doesn’t really say as much about the movie industry as it does about me. Most of the movies I’ve seen this year have been in the company of children ranging from 3 to 10. Ask me about Coco, Despicable Me 3, Captain Underpants, or The Emoji Movie, and I can give you a recommendation (yes, yes, yes, a big fat NO). But anyhoo, thus far Bill and I have watched only two of the movies – The Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill as he considers his plan of action following Dunkirk (the battle, not the movie) and The Big Sick, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano in a comedy/love story based on the true story of an interracial couple dealing with family issues when the woman becomes ill. We liked them both very much. That’s a good sign since last year we liked almost none of the movies.
When Bill and I were in AZ in November, I went to the fancy Fry’s grocery store that is about a 15 minute drive from my house. Fry’s is AZ’s version of Kroger, and this particular grocery store is brand new and has everything ranging from a sushi bar to a wine/beer bar. As we walked around, I noticed a bar located between the deli and the meat market that featured lots of different frozen meals sold by the pound. It intrigued me, and I was checking it out when a woman who was scooping one of the meals into a bowl asked me if I had ever tried any of the choices. I told her no, that I had never seen anything like it before. She raved about the ease and tastiness of the food. So earlier this week when I did my first shop to restock my larder, I decided I would try one of the meals. I chose shrimp with pesto al fredo sauce. The shrimp are frozen with the sauce……
You place the food in a skillet and cook for 8 to 12 minutes. As it cooks, the sauce is released from the frozen protein and becomes what really did turn out to be a very good dinner…..
Dinner for two under $6 and ready in 12 minutes. Who could ask for anything more?
Come to Jesus
Tuesday night Jen cooked her traditional dinner for Bill and me, her daughter Maggie and her family, Bec, and our brother Dave. She made a delicious beef tenderloin with lots of sides. It was a good meal. Before we started, 3-year-old Lilly (who attends a Christian preschool) asked if she could pray. Maggie told her that of course she could bless our food. Lilly proceeded to say a prayer she learned in school that was basically a prayer before bed. But whatever. God loves to listen to children’s prayers. She finished, and we began eating. About halfway through dinner, Lilly once again broke into prayer. I was beginning to feel like I was at a Baptist revival meeting. God bless the children….