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Dinner
 &
 a Movie


Congealed Chicken Salad
&
'42'

By Jim Hasser
Mobile Bay Times
Congealed Chicken Salad and Grilled Cheese


Combine first five ingredients. Soak gelatin in the measuring cup with ¼ c cold water for 5 minutes. Then, place measuring cup in hot water in a pot and let dissolve. Gradually add dissolved water and gelatin mix to the 2 c of mayo while stirring. Fold the mayo/gelatin mix into the chicken mixture. Place into casserole dish (11 x 9 x 2). Refrigerate overnight or for at least 1-2 hrs to allow the gelatin/mayo mix to harden. 

Serves 8 generously. 

We serve with grilled cheese (which I will presume you know how to do). Good eats; particularly in the summer. 2 thumbs up!

'42'
OK, here is another really good movie. It is uplifting and painful at the same time. It is the story of the first black baseball player to play in the all-white major leagues and how he overcame all odds and racial barriers to play his way to greatness. 

It really wasn’t that long ago that we were a nation completely divided into a white and black America. Black veterans returning home from fighting WWII had to come home to a country that literally treated them as second class citizens. It was a separate but equal society sanctioned by their own U.S. Supreme Court! Hell, they couldn’t drink out of the same water fountains or even use the bathrooms as whites! It seems unbelievable today, but it is true and that is the painful part.

Jackie Robinson, eloquently played by Chadwick Boseman, is one of those vets who comes home after the war and all he wants to do is play ball. So, he plays in the black major leagues; his only choice, he thinks.

Fortunately, our unsuspecting hero is picked by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, played very well by Harrison Ford, to be the first black man to play in the white leagues. Rickey offers the position, trying to warn Jackie that he is going to have to turn the other cheek to succeed. Jackie accepts, not fully appreciating the extent of how hard the exciting and dangerous journey he is about to undertake will be. And so off Jackie and the audience go on the rocky ride to baseball immortality.

The cast consists of Boseman, Ford, Nicole BeharieChristopher MeloniRyan MerrimanLucas BlackAndre HollandAlan TudykBrett CullenJohn C. McGinleyT.R. KnightBrad Beyer, and Jud Tylor. They were very well directed by Brian Helgeland, who has not directed very many, much less notable movies that we have wanted to see. The acting and directing were very good in this flick.

This is a movie worth watching. It is a great story about a great man. It is well acted and directed. It is entertaining to the end. We give it two thumbs up!

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