Thursday, February 04, 2010
A recipe, a movie, and a song
Recipe: 1. Last night I made this Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili. Easy, healthy, and tasty, although not particularly photogenic. It's pretty hearty for a vegetarian meal, too.
2. Movie: The Big Easy (1986). Set in New Orleans, this crime drama stars a young Dennis Quaid as a charistmatic police detective and Ellen Barkin as an assistant Disctrict Attorney investigating police corruption in his department. So it's sort of like an episode of Law & Order, only with steamy romance. The Big Easy is very entertaining and Dennis Quaid was fantastic, but hey, I'm a sucker for a tall man with a cajun accent. The soundtrack is excellent as well and captures the New Orleans sound with cajun, zydeco, and R&B music. I'm definitely going to order a copy before I move to the land of massive shipping fees.
3. Song: I've been on a big Kinks kick lately- there's so much more to them than songs about transvestites and kids beating up Santa. Here's one of my favorite tracks (right click and save as to download):
Victoria, by the Kinks.