Showing posts from May 15, 2012

Tuesday's Cupboard—It's Grilling Season!

Grilled sweet corn in the husk with crumbled Queso Cotija & sirloin burgers over mesquite coals

First, some background...

With the national employment rate for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 at an all-time low (at 54 percent), a lot of GenYs are moving back home.

According to a recent survey released in March by the Pew Research Center (a non-partisan, independent public opinion research group based in Washington, D.C.), boomers and their adult kids are, nevertheless, making it a positive experience.  While 12 percent of the GenY respondents said that it has hurt their relationship with their parents, 41 percent said that it has had a positive effect.  I think that's interesting, don't you?

Having said that, our 24-year old son moved back from New York City last month.  He's back, now a trained French chef, and he's cooking for us.  He's been preparing some of the incredible foods that he made in NYC, and today's post is about one of them.


Monday—The Movie Corner: The Avengers in 3D

This film set a new record for the biggest opening weekend in North America.  It's REALLY GOOD!  

Get your large, lightly-buttered popcorn and your bottle of water.  Napkins...check.  3D glasses...check.  Find a good seat, preferably in the middle of the theater, sit back and get ready for 143 minutes of Superfun!!!

All I can say is...IT'S AWESOME!  Based on Stan Lee's Marvel Comics series, this movie has not one, but 5 super-heroes.

Chris Evans is Captain America.  What's not to love?  If you're not up to speed on his long comic book history, he was an average, scrawny, comic book illustrator who submits to secret military medical experimentation and becomes the perfect human specimen.  In this movie, Captain America assumes a leadership role on the Avengers team.

Robert Downey, Jr., is Iron Man.  Downey plays it as sharp and irascible as he did in the IRON MAN movie (2008).  For anyone who grooves on really neat special…