Since we have been up in Casper I have seen some more recent movies. Here are my thoughts on them. The new True Grit : I liked it and would watch it again. I tried not to make comparisons to the old one with John Wayne. The photography is great. I especially liked the starry night scenes toward the end as Rooster was taking the girl for help after the snake bite. I liked the stilted way Rooster and some others spoke like it was real "old timey". By the way, I heard some young men discussing the movie as we were leaving the theater. One said the snake scene wasn't as good as the old one; but I must say the snakes were much scarier!
|Looking out the front door on a -17 degree day. I just stuck my camera out so I didn't get as cold!|
Here's Pug's chili. You can do it with dried kidney beans, but for quickness, and her method was always canned. Also, she just put everything in the pot and cooked it. No browning of onions and celery with the meat (which I usually do), but it tastes about the same. So here goes. Lynn
1 pound ground beef
2 or 3 cans of kidney beans (never had any proportions, so just use more of what you like)
1 #10 (I think she means #2 1/2 can--#10 is like a gallon!) can of tomatoes
3-5 stalks of celery - chopped
1 large onion - chopped
salt to taste (remember, she Never used pepper.)
Cook the beef in a little oil in the bottom of a pot large enough to accommodate all the ingredients. Dump everything else in on top. Stir. Bring to boil on high, stirring occasionally. Turn down heat and simmer till it's the right consistency.
You should just try it once as is. It should tickle your memory buds. Of course we all add favorite ingredients, but that's the real recipe.