Archive for September, 2009

Inglourious Basterds

Posted by: Frances

September 7th, 2009 >> Movie Mania

inglourious-basterdsYesterday night I went to see Inglourious Basterds.  It is a Quentin Tarantino film that I was not as impressed with as his other films.  I liked the movie overall, but I thought it took too long to act out each scene.  Like the actors and actress were over expressing their thought before saying their lines.  It was slow and just dragged on and on.  I like the overall story line and I really liked the girl that ran the cinema.  Brad Pitt was just as he always is in his movies, too.  If you are a fan of Tarantino, you may want to pass this one up.

Hang Gliding and Mountain Boarding

Posted by: Frances

September 5th, 2009 >> Hang Gliding, Outdoor Activities


I am officially one lesson closer to having my Hang 1!!! I went out to Lake Norman today for a boat towing Hang Glide lesson.  WOW!!! I had a blast!  I did get some air time and a really good lesson.  This is me fixing to take off out of the water.  I am being towed by a ski boat and a 125 ft rope.  LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!!  Highly recommend boat towing for lessons!


Then, as the day rolled on, I drove up to Beech Mountain Ski Park for a mountain boarding event Ground Industries hosted.  There was a deceit turnout and a good number of boarders doing some neat tricks.  Especially Barron doing his famous flip.  Everyone had a blast and the weather was PERFECT!

I had a full day today of driving across North Carolina, Hang Gliding, and enjoying the High Ground Event!

What a Great Great Day!


Posted by: Frances

September 3rd, 2009 >> Movie Mania

The movie Deception is about a multimillion dollar heist.  I really enjoyed this movie because it was creative, sneaky, romantic, and had some action in it.  I didn’t really like Hugh Jackman in this role though.  I also thought that about in the middle of the movie it started to become predictable.  Overall, I liked it.



Posted by: Frances

September 2nd, 2009 >> Movie Mania

americancrudeSo I sat down tonight and watched AmericanCrude because one of my friends said it was a really great movie.  Well, I liked it, but it was very very different.  Not a traditional movie for sure.  It was interesting and I thought the characters were linked together quite well.  I don’t really think I had a favorite part in this movie at all, but if you like different movies this is one to see.  I guess you can kind of compare it to Babel in that it is a bunch of different groups of people unknowingly linked together.  Some parts of this movie may seem controversial and I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a movie for children.

Out of this World Chicken, Rice, Mustard-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Posted by: Frances

September 1st, 2009 >> Cooking

out-of-this-world-ckn-and-mustard-brown-sugar-glazed-carrots-4Tonight I decided to cook, Out of this World Chicken, Rice, Mustard-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots.  It was DELICIOUS!!!  The chicken is melt in your mouth good and the carrots are all sweet and yummy!  You have to try this!  It may not sound very good, but it stands up to its name!

Here is the recipe:

Out of this World Chicken:

  • 6 boneless chicken breast
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup crushed Cheese Nips
  • 1 stick of butter cut up in 6 pieces
  • 1 cup of sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken in a baking pan that is lightly coated with nonstick or olive oil.  Place on slice of butter on the top of each chicken breast.  Mix cream of mushroom soup and sour cream together.  Spread over chicken.  Sprinkle the crushed cheese nips on top.  Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is done

Mustard-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

  • A bag or so of carrots, peeled, trimmed, and cut
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Blanch the carrots in boiling, salted water. Drain and shock in ice water. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet, melt the butter and sugar together. Stir in mustard, honey, and carrots. Bring to a simmer and toss to combine. Add chopped thyme, salt, and pepper and serve.