05 February 2010

Bits & Bites

First of all, I will give my review of the movie Precious, which I was going to do yesterday but got sidetracked by the whole Twitter issue!

Bearing in mind this is just my opinion and I am not a movie reviewer of any kind, here we go.  I was very disappointed.  I went to this movie expecting to be emotionally involved and go through this gut wrenching experience.  Instead, I was actually bored.  I found there was no story line, no attachment to the characters, no connection for me at all.  I am not saying she didn’t have a horrible life, but there are lots of people out there with as bad or worse things they have lived through.  There just wasn’t anything to make this story special or particularly interesting.  It was just not that good, in my opinion.  There was one very good scene at the end of the movie, but other than that I found it just so so. I would give it a 6 tops.  I would not recommend it.

Moving on:
Tomorrow night we are having people in for dinner and I am trying my hand at Indian food.  I have never made Indian food before and why I think I should make a whole meal the first time and serve it to friends is mindboggling. But I am.  First course will be Indian appetizers from the grocery store.  The main course is going to be Grilled Chicken Thighs TandooriAloo Gobi and basmati rice.  For dessert I am making a mango sorbet (which is always on the menu at our one Indian restaurant so I assume it is acceptable).  All the recipes sound quite doable and hopefully will taste as good as they look and sound.  Fingers crossed!

And finally, progress on my latest sock which is the Glynis pattern in the Cookie A Sock Innovation book. GlynisInPinkDSC02778 I am down to the heel flap on the first sock and about to start the leg of the second sock.  I keep having to look at the chart and it is only an 8 pattern repeat so I pretty much know it by now.  I am really pleased with how well it is coming along now, but I do need to hurry as I only have till next Friday evening at 10 to finish them and begin my Olympic project!!!!!

Go Team Canada!!


Frieda said...

That all sounds yummy ! Thanks for the links to the recipes . I'm sure everything will be delicious .

That sock is really pretty . You'll make the deadline no problem .

lexa said...

The sock is gorgeous! Hope the meals goes well.

A Crafty Mom said...

The sock is beautiful - I think with that colour I know who it is for :) Will match my sweater perfectly.

Sounds like you picked a good selection for your Indian dinner - let us know how it turns out. Take some pictures of it! I have also made the chickpea masala stuff and found it delicious - many of these Indian dishes can be made in a crockpot and they simmer and make the sauces really flavourful. I made this:
http://acraftymomeats.blogspot.com/2009/09/indian-chicken-in-light-sauce.html from Madhur Jaffrey - she is "THE" Indian cook recommended by Indian people.

Sorry to hear the movie wasn't better, it won't be at the top of my list to watch.


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