King of Broken Hearts
To Get to Heaven
Chartreuse and the Foreign Film
It's just my younger son and I home tonight, and somehow I've convinced him to watch a Spanish-French co-produced film with subtitles. It's really a residual Mother's Day gift because on that day I traditionally choose the genre for both food and film, which is very fulfililng when you live in a house with three men who like ribs and robots.
The film we watched on Mother's Day was Amelie. For the two people reading this blog, if you haven't seen this movie stop reading right now and get this film in your queue. It's really sweet. I dare say it's enchanting, in no small part because of the lead actress Audrey Tautou. It's because of how much everyone liked Amelie that we are about to watch another foreign film with subtitles, so thank you adorable Audrey.
Anyway, on Mother's Day we ate Thai food because I knew if we ordered my favorite Indian, I'd have three people watching me eat. At least with Thai they were able to pretend it's Americanized-Chinese food. Gourmands!
Tonight I just had toasted waffles with syrup and butter. While it was vastly different from my Mother's Day tom yum soup it was an equally delicious meal. I applaud it's simplicity.
Of course needing to cleanse my palate after eating waffles (!), I followed my meal with a digestif of Chartreuse, which may explain this off-kilter blog post. Here's a little fact: the color was actually named for the liqueur and not the other way around. It's quite captivating. It's like the Audrey Tautou of the after-dinner drink world!
So in closing, I wish you all happy eating, happy drinking, and happy viewing. Most importantly, I wish you to have at least one person in your life willing to sit through subtitles with you, even when they don't want to.
Bonne nuit and buenos noches!
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