Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A quiet first day in November...

The sun is still bright as it comes through our windows:

But it is definitely a lower winter sun, and will fal more quickly.  We went today to see the film "Blackthorn"; it won't be in every theater, but see it if you can. It is a fine new Western, built on the premise that Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) didn't die, and that he has retired to a small farm in Bolivia and has taken the name of Blackthorn. We see a few flashbacks to the trio of Butch, Sundance and Etta (Katherine Ross's original part has been given to Dominique McEllitgott, who is very good). Cassidy hears that Etta's child is growing up in San Francisco, and he begins the long journey back to the States. He runs into a complication, a character played beautifully by Eduardo Noriega, and we think, again, "who are those guys?"

 It is really good to see a credible, careful Western.

And dinner? From an out-of-print cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recipes, by Mary and Vincent Price (yes, that Vincent Price!):

The recipe came from Bookbinder's Restaurant in Philadelphia, and cost $4.50 to order when the cookbook was printed, which gives you some idea of how long agao that was. It was a favorite recipe of my mother's ... and it is really good!

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