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Dinner

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                          a Movie


Eggs Benedict with salmon, whipped cream cheese, capers and bacon on an English muffin &
“Hot Pursuit” and “Trumbo”

Eggs Benedict with salmon, whipped cream cheese, capers and bacon on an English muffin











Ingredients
Egg(s)
English muffin(s)
Capers
Whipped cream cheese
Smoked salmon
Bacon
Egg yolk
Lemon juice
Hot sauce
Cajun seasoning

Split the English muffin and put a slice or two of salmon on it. On top of that spread a generous helping of whipped cream cheese and dot with capers. Toast for 10 or so minutes.

While the muffin is toasting, microwave the bacon to your desired crispness.

While the bacon cooks, crack an egg and separate the yolk. Put the yolk in a double boiler bowl. Add one tablespoon water, one tablespoon lemon, hot sauce to taste and Cajun seasoning. Whisk til combined. Turn the double boiler burner on high (be sure to have just enough water in the pan so that the bowl clears it). Do not stir or touch the yolk mixture.

Crack one egg into a dish sprayed with cooking oil. Puncture the yolk with a fork, just breaking the skin. Be careful not to allow the yolk to completely bust. Season with salt. Put a paper towel over the top and cook on high for 30 seconds (or for however long you like it cooked).

Place egg on English muffin.

Turn off the hollandaise. There should be a light yellow ring around the outside. Whisk it up and pour over English muffin and egg. Serve with bacon. Virgin or Bloody Mary goes well with it. 

Enjoy! Thumbs up!

'Hot Pursuit' & 'Trumbo'













I normally don’t go negative, but I want to save all of you the anguish and wasted time of seeing a bad movie. Don’t see Hot Pursuit

The actresses are easy on the eyes but hard on the brain. The plot is weak at best and the acting is mediocre, but good looks and silly acting just don’t save the movie.

Seriously, don’t waste your time with this one. 

But all is not lost. Do see Trumbo. 

Trumbo is a story about how one ingenious Hollywood writer made it during the McCarthy black list ban. One day Trumbo, probably the best Hollywood screenplay writer, is sitting on top of the world and the next he finds himself completely banned from writing. How will he and his screenwriting family survive?

Instead of walking around with his scarlet letter feeling sad for himself, he devises different strategies to survive and come back seemingly against all odds. It’s a true American comeback kid story and wonderful educational tool on the first amendment. 

The movie stars Bryan CranstonDiane LaneHelen MirrenLouis C.K., Elle FanningJohn Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg. The acting is flawless for the style. It was directed by Jay Roach and produced like a movie from the same time period.

The movie won an Academy Award for 2016. Bryan Cranston was nominated for Best Actor. It’s worth the see. 

Two thumbs up!

(Editor's note: Jim and Carolyn Hasser's Dinner & a Movie is a regular feature in Mobile Bay Times. Jim is an attorney in Mobile and Carolyn is a Realtor with Roberts Brothers.)
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