Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Monday Night Movie Club—2007 Premiere

Last night, the Monday Night Movie Club ushered in a new year of enjoying fine friends, delicious food and great cinema. And in celebration of the newest member of the M.N.M.C, baby Jett Freissen—known locally as the Sultan of Silver Lake—we rented a flick à la Blockbuster and dined in on traditional American family fair: Roasted pork tenderloin with apple chutney, green peas and a spoonful of fluffy mashed potatoes with real butter. Mmmm. We all agreed that pork tenderloin is the most underrated meat around. And buy it at Costco, yes, Costco—extremely tender meat and very affordable. Dessert: Vanilla Bean ice cream and Italian soda. Btw, "Trader Giotto's" Soda Italiana (available in bulk) is hands down the soda of the year. We sipped a lovely bottle of Ferrari-Carano 2003 Sonoma County Siena [thanks, Dad, for donating your x-mas gift wines to your penny pinching daughter!] and enjoyed Cillian Murphy's commendable, albeit bizarre, performance as a struggling Irish transvestite searching for his/her phantom mother in Breakfast on Pluto. As Krissy Wall, social chair of the M.N.M.C. astutely noted, "he didn't break character once."

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