Sunday, January 8, 2012


Life This Week: January 2, 1939
  • Film: The Dawn Patrol, starring Errol Flynn, David Niven and Basil Rathbone
  • Recipe: Escalopes de porc à la normande (Pork chops and apples in a cream/brandy/cider sauce)

Feasts and Festivals: Twelfth Night/Epiphany
  • British Twelfth Night cake recipe
  • Sprouted whole wheat flour
  • No white sugar

Dinner and a Movie: The Three Musketeers
  • Dinner: Vincent Price's Filets de poisson cardinal (White fish roulades with shrimp in a tomato/brandy/vermouth sauce)
  • Movie: The Three Musketeers (1948) starring Gene Kelly, Lana Turner and Vincent Price

Anyone else counting down the hours until the premiere of season two of Downton Abbey? Paul and I can't wait! :-)


  1. Everyone I know will be watching. Can't wait to see what happens to the characters with the war. I have enjoyed your pairing of classic films with delicious food. So happy to hear that you are an Anglophile also! Do you know about "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James? It is a murder mystery written as a sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" and it is getting great reviews. I just started it. Enjoy the show!

  2. I've been meaning to make pork loin and apples with caramelized onions and sweet potatoes! This post reminded me of that. Om nom! Looks like you've been watching some good films, too!

  3. Downton Abbey Season 2 is off to a great start. It is my cathartic therapy, as are you, sometimes. In addition, I am always in awe of your appreciation for all things previous. I may be a little biased and very loving of you. Although this is a very public forum, your private dedication to "all things family" (the mention of Paul's grandmother) is a beautiful reference to your soul. By the way, I appreciate your acknowledgement of Epiphany truly ending the twelve days of Christmas on January 6. I am glad the three wise men found the baby Jesus. But now, I am forced to take down my few Christmas icons. Peace - and love.


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