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Movies and a Recipe

Yesterday afternoon, I tried to get on my way to seeing what Entertainment Weekly says are the 25 movies to see before the Oscars.  Here's the list and my thoughts...

1- The Descendants    (seen it)
2- War Horse  (won't see until on Apple TV because I'm afraid tears will be plentiful)
3- The Help  (seen it.  own it)
4- Hugo  (really no desire to go see it)
5- Midnight in Paris (seen it)
6- Moneyball (seen it)
7-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (will see it if I can ever get to the dang movies)
8- The Tree of Life (will try to see it)
9- Beginners  (want to see it)
10- Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (never seen nor read anything Potter)
11- The Iron Lady (want to see it)
12- Rango (no thank ya)
13- Shame (maybe)
14- Albert Nobbs (Glen Close creeps me out as Nobbs, but maybe I'll see it)
15- The Ides of March (seen it)
16-  Kung Fu Panda 2 (haven't seen 1, won't see 2)
17- Bridesmaids (seen it)
18- J. Edgar (want to see it.  probably when out on Appe TV)
19- We Need to Talk About Kevin (haven't seen it)
20- Drive (don't care to see it)
21- Young Adult (want to see.  probably on Apple TV)
22- Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (documentary on West Memphis 3- seen it)
23-Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (not high on list)
24- My Week with Marilyn (want to see.  probably on Apple TV)
25- The Artist (I'm on the fence)


My friend Billy came over for a late lunch. I grilled some filets and made bake potatoes.  I also made a Cream Corn with Green Chilies, because corn is one of like 2 veggies that Billy will eat.  It was really good.  I found some fresh corn at Whole Foods, so I shucked it on Saturday afternoon...

Then I cooked it up yesterday...

It is super yummy.  Here's the recipe if you are in the mood for some yumminess...

Cream Corn with Green Chile
 

8 ears fresh corn, husked
2 hatch green (Anaheim) chilies, roasted, peeled, seeded, and diced
1/3 cup white wine (I used an extra splash)
½ stick of butter (I actually used about an additional 2 Tbsps of Butter)
6 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste


Boil the corn until tender (about 12 to 15 minutes.)  Let the corn cool and cut the kernels off the cob.

Saut√© corn and white wine over medium heat until wine is reduced by half.  Add salt & pepper and green chile.  Reduce heat to low. Stir in butter and cream cheese until incorporated. Serve immediately.

* My uncle made this at Christmas and it seemed thinner in consistency.  I'm wondering if he added some cream or half & half to it.  I bet you could if you thought it was too thick.

Comments

Legally Lovely said…
Oh my goodness - that corn looks SO GOOD. It makes me ready for summer when Ohio sweet corn shows up at our farmer's markets. YUM.

I have only seen 2 of those movies! (the help and harry potter) I really, really want to see Midnight in Paris. Is it any good?
courtney said…
something is seriously wrong with that list seeing as Rango is on it. it was seriously one of the worst movies i've ever seen. ever. however, really liked both of the Kung Fu Pandas. (can you tell i only get to see kids' movies?!)

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