First of all - Theophilus (Dan's band) is playing in a Battle of the Bands - this Wednesday - 9pm - Milestones - $6 cover.
I saw on Bookslut reference to a 50 Books Challenge for the new year. I'll post reviews, etc. here rather than at the LiveJournal site - but will accept the challenge. Almost done with #1 - and it's a hefty one. Hmmm - I've never counted before, this could be interesting.
Saw The Incredibles on New Year's Eve! Wow, that was so cool, so much fun! Holly Hunter is excellent as the voice of ElastiGirl. And Jack Jack is just way too cool - you don't mess with that baby! We really enjoyed it and want to own it to watch regularly. Oh - and seeing Mr Incredible in the cube and little car couldn't help but bring to mind friend Fuzzy. There have been times when I've sworn he would throw a weasly little ()&*^(%^&^% through a wall or maybe a ceiling - maybe he's a super after all!
Final thought for today: Made a new recipe from Bon Appetit over the weekend. I really enjoyed it because it's spicy and healthy and uses veggies that normally go bad in my fridge. J thought it a bit weird - he just couldn't reconcile the squash and the spice. See for yourself, here it is:
Butternut squash and noodles with coconut, lime, and cilantro sauce*
*For those who think cilantro tastes like someone's lawn clippings - I put in about 1/2 the amount of the dried substitution and it had no impact on taste - so I say drop it.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 c chopped onion
1 butternut squash - peeled,seeded, cut into bite size pieces
1 c veggie broth
1 minced seeded jalepeno
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 c canned light coconut milk
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp Thai red curry paste
Joe's Cajun seasoning to taste (my add)
12 oz linguine
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro
Heat oil in big pot over med heat. Add onions - saute until golden (5 min). Add squash - saute 4 min. Add broth, jalepno, & garlic - boil. Cover - cook until squash is almost tender - 5 min. Stir in coconut milk, lime juice, & curry paste. Simmer uncovered until squash is tender and liquid is slightly reduced - 4 min. Season to taste with salt.
Cook noodles - drain and add to squash mixture (think of this more as a stewy dish with noodles than pasta with sauce). Add cilantro (if you want).