Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Here are a couple of movies I watch every Christmas season that might not be considered Christmas movies...
"The Family Stone"

Love, love, love this movie. Perhaps it is because they family is so real or perhaps it's because I think Dermont Mulroney is a very attractive man =) Either way, this movie is a staple in this home. On the special features menu is the recipe that Meridith makes and I always wanted to try it, so I did!
Here is the recipe for: Meridith's Strata: A Morton Family Tradition

8 Slices White Bread
8 oz Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
2 Cans (14oz size) Sliced Tomatoes (or sliced fresh)
13oz Can sliced mushrooms, drained (or sauteed fresh mushrooms)
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced into rings
5 eggs
3 Cups Milk
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Oregano
Pinch of garlic salt
Some shredded parmesan cheese
Some sliced black olives (optional)

1. Using a cookie cutter cut bread into shapes or circles (I like using the star). Place bread scraps in bottom of buttered 13 x 9 baking dish.
2. Layer half of the cheese over the bread. Arrange half of the tomatoes and all of the onion rings and mushrooms over the cheese. Cover with the rest of the cheese. Arrange the bread shapes on the cheese. Put slices of the tomato in the center of each bread shape.
3. Combline slightly beaten eggs, milk, salt, oregano, and garlic salt. Pour over bread. Sprinklie the top with Parmesan cheese and dot with olives if desired. Cover.
4. Refrigerate for 6 hours or over night (I did it over night so the flavors would meld together more). Bake 1-1.5 hours in a 325 degree oven, or until knife comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes to firm.
Serves 8.
"The Holiday"

I don't really know what to say about this movie except that Jude Law is adorable (in the movie not in real life), Kate Winslet is just genuine and sweet and I can see her being like that in real life, and this is Jack Black's finest acting role of his career =)

I will probably blog a lot this week because Adam has to work 2 hours of over time the rest of the week. Which means the Christmas shopping/wrapping/baking/movie watching will be left to me. Luckily Adam is off from Christmas until January 4 so we will see plenty of him soon.

Until next time...


  1. Did you drop the dish the next morning? Cause that would have been hilarious!!! We should watch the family stone or love actually this weekend. Yes?

  2. I LOVE the Holiday! I think that's my favorite non-traditional holiday movie :)

  3. I am all about The Holiday too! I watch in all the time...even if it isn't winter! It was my company this year during my present wrapping.