Movie Reviews and a Skillet Breakfast
Sunday nights are so depressing, aren’t they? Just a few more hours until the work week commences. Sigh. Oh well, let’s move on to the good stuff!
My weekend was filled with lots of good food (per usual), family and three Blu-Rays from the Redbox! Scott and I rarely just stay in and watch movies, but after being so busy lately, we just needed to chill. out. Here’s a little rundown of what we watched:
50/50 is the story of a 27-year old man whose life gets rocked when he finds out he has a very rare form of cancer. After researching the cancer on WedMD (always trouble), he finds out he has a 50% chance of survival. The movie chronicles his treatment and how his personal life is affected by his illness. Seth Rogan provides (much-needed) comic relief, and Joseph Gordon Levitt is convincing and moving. The movie was decent, but moved a little slow.
Charlize Theron plays a thirtysomething divorced author of Young Adult books who decides (on a whim) that she wants to reconnect with her high school boyfriend, who’s now married with a baby. Charlize’s character, Mavis Gary, turns out to be an alcoholic with an obvious mental illness. This movie was written by Diablo Cody, and I loved that the movie takes place in Minnesota (there are some great shots of Minneapolis), but that’s really the only positive. The movie is slow, and the plot is thin. I’d pass on this one unless you are a diehard Charlize or Diablo fan.
Oh sweet master of the Redbox, thank you for finally having this movie in stock! Scott and I went on a scavenger hunt to find this, and thanks to the Redbox app we finally got our hands on it. This movie is fantastic! It’s a bit long (2 hours and 38 min), but it moves fast, and the story is riveting. Neither Scott nor I have read the book, and we felt that we had to guess our way through some of the plot lines, but overall it wasn’t tough to follow. There are some graphic, hard-to-watch scenes, but it’s worth getting through those to see how this movie ends. It’s really exciting and intense. I definitely recommend it!
Sometimes it’s nice to just hunker down at home and curl up with some good movies. And movie-watching needs good fuel, right? I whipped up an awesome skillet breakfast/brunch for us on Saturday, and I just have to share it!
Start by browning shredded potatoes and a chopped onion in an oven-safe skillet.
When the potatoes are brown and crispy, sprinkle cheese on top. Dig four craters and crack eggs into them.
Place skillet into the oven and bake at 425 degrees until the eggs are set.
Do this a bunch.
Once the eggs are set to your liking, remove skillet from oven, season with salt and pepper and serve.
Found on foodnetwork.com
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, grated
1 small onion, chopped
4 Tbs butter
Shredded cheese (I used about a 1/2 cup, but use however much you like)
- Preheat over to 425 degrees
- Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet
- Fry potatoes and onion on medium high until crisp. This can take a while, so be patient.
- Sprinkle cheese on top and dig four small craters for your eggs
- Crack eggs into craters
- Place skillet and bake until eggs are set. Timing depends on how you like your eggs. For a softer yolk, cook 7-8 minutes. 10 minutes or longer for a hard yolk.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper (or salsa) and serve
Enjoy your week!