I want to wish a belated Merry Christmas to all those celebrating. I enjoyed the long weekend off from work the way me and mine always do. We ate Chinese food and watched a movie. Actually we watched a few movies and, thankfully, they were really good ones. Here's the low-down on all of them in the order that I saw them.
- Argo - Go see this movie! I saw it with the older girls and my husband and we all loved it. Actually, I think everyone in the whole, packed, theatre loved it. In case you haven't heard about it, this is the story of 6 americans who escaped from the US Embassy in Iran when it was seized in 1979 and our country's creative efforts to rescue them. Even though it's a true story and we knew the outcome going in, we were still on the edge of our seats.
- Lincoln - This was such a good movie and the story was really important. It absolutely deserves to be seen. My only critique is that it's a long movie that felt like a long movie. On the other hand, Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of Lincoln is masterful. He manages to humanize the icon.
- Silver Linings Playbook - Not only is Bradley Cooper sexy, he's a great actor too. Actually, all of the performances in this movie are excellent. This is the story of a man trying to get his life back together after being in a mental institution. He has lost it all and often seems like maybe he came home a little too soon. This movie was funny and sad and ultimately really satisfying.
By the way, the picture above is of a little treat I made recently. It's called Christmas Crack but we're calling it Hanukkah Hash. There are recipes for it all over the 'net but here's the one that I used.