Friday, May 20, 2011

Dinner and a Movie

Michael and I enjoyed a classic "dinner and a movie" night yesterday. I saw it as an opportunity to try out a new recipe, one found on the Tasty Kitchen website. It's called Okinawan Takoraisu. Basically everything you need for a taco, except it's not served in a taco shell or with tortilla chips on the side, it's served over rice. The recipe called for sushi rice. Which I didn't have, so I used long grain white rice. Even though it wasn't as authentically Japanese as I'm sure sushi rice would've made, I think the general feeling of two cultures colliding was felt.

Basically, this was comfort food at its best. Not too heavy, but full of flavor. Our tummies were happy. For the recipe and a little bit of history, click here!

After eating a yummy dinner, we snuggled up on the couch and watched Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I liked it. Michael was not as interested because he's not a huge Harry Potter fan. But it was fun to sit down and enjoy a movie snuggled under a blanket together.

Pretty cool movie poster from it. The acting keeps getting better and better. And I really think the director did a good job this time around. I'm excited for the last installment, which is set to come out July 15th!

And here's a little preview for all you Harry Potter fans out there:

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