I hope everyone had a great weekend. I love a short week myself, even though it makes the next week even harder.
Kell and I had been waiting on pins and needles for Frost/Nixon to finally come to Jackson. Friday, it did, and we saw it. It was pretty good – I wanted it to be a little more intense than it was. I was also not blown away by the actor portraying Nixon – he was nominated for an Academy Award; he was good, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not sure there weren’t others that were maybe more deserving. The actor portraying David Frost (Michael Sheen – he was also PM Tony Blair in The Queen – another GREAT movie) was really excellent, I thought.
Arguably the best part of the night was learning about buying the movie tickets online. Sure, they’re an additional $1.25 per ticket, but you don’t have to wait in line, and you can pick them right up at a little ATM machine-type thing. Plus, you know you’ll get in. So worth it, if you ask me. In fact, it might even get me over my aversion to seeing movies by myself before Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out. Needless to say, Kell will not be taking me to that one. Other movies I want to see: Revolutionary Road, The Reader, Doubt, Push, Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino and He’s Just Not That Into You.
Saturday night, we went to the Phoenix Club of Jackson’s Speakeasy Soiree at the Capitol Club. I was a little disappointed to learn that the attire was cocktail and not flapper, but we did get pearls and a feather at the door. I am wearing mine in the picture, of course (also pictured: Haley and Clare).
And I’ve got a new Delicious Dish this week. These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies are super-rich, but delish. I made them without the icing, and they were still quite sweet.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
1 box Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. Make brownie mix as directed on box, using oil, water and 2 eggs. Spread in pan.
2. Make cookie mix as directed on pouch, using butter and 1 egg. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter; press down lightly.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean (I was out of toothpicks and had to use a chopstick). Cool completely, about 1 hour (yeah right). Frost with frosting. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Sorry for the boring post. Have a good Monday!