Wednesday, May 10, 2006

This week is shaping up to be a bruiser at work. Lots of work to do, all of a sudden. I arrive home and, while I can take care of a few things—making dinner, checking e-mail—my more creative pursuits just aren’t getting done. So nothing to talk about there.

I did collapse on the couch and veg out to Once Upon a Time in Mexico, which is about as thoroughly entertaining a flick as it is possible to be. Especially so if you’ve seen the two earlier movies in the trilogy. Everyone involved is just so much fun to watch, which is dissapointingly rare in modern film.

The DVD for the film includes another “Ten Minute Film School” documentary by the director (Robert Rodriguez), and a new segment called “Ten Minute Cooking School,” in which he shows you how to make a pulled-pork dish that’s featured in the film.

In the short, Rodriguez proposes a neat idea: Learn a few dishes that you really enjoy, and print up a little menu of them. Put it on your kitchen table, so that when guests come by, they can request any one of your specialties. I thought that was a really neat idea, so I typed up a concept, and realized that I’ve only really mastered a few dishes. So I’m now determined to use my cooking time to broaden my range of recipes. In particular, I plan to make some really good soups over the next few weeks.

Exciting, huh? Sorry, it’s late, and I really should be in bed, and I still have writing to do. So, off I go.


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