Now that you’ve stocked up on water, soup, and booze, to help battle fears of Armageddon, curl up on the couch and spend a few hours with your favorite food movie. How about Meet Joe Black, American fantasy romance film.
The cycle of life on Earth hangs in the balance when Death becomes emotionally involved in this romantic fantasy. William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) is a tremendously wealthy and powerful man who oversees a worldwide multi-media empire. Despite the loss of his beloved wife, William is content with his life, and he’s very close to his two daughters, Allison (Marcia Gay Harden) and Susan (Claire Forlaini). One night, as William is fighting a hostile takeover of his company and Allison is planning an elaborate party to celebrate her dad’s 65th birthday, William begins displaying the symptoms of a severe heart attack, and he is visited by a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt). Joe is actually the angel of death, who has taken the form of a man who recently passed on to pay William a call. It seems that William is due to move on to the next world, but he doesn’t want to go. Joe, on the other hand, is curious to know what life is like for mere mortals, so the two men strike a deal — William will have some time to get his affairs in order, and Joe will wait and see what it’s like to be a human being. Joe decides that he likes it very much when he falls in love with Susan, but negotiating the slippery slopes of romance is no easier for Joe than for any ordinary man.
When Death (“Joe Black”) tastes peanut butter for the first time, it’s one of the greatest moments he’s ever had, so he immediately goes for round two and three and four. Enjoy the movie with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
- 1 cup(s) multigrain pancake mix,
- 1 large egg
- cup(s) all-natural peanut butter
- 1 cup(s) milk
- teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- 1 cup(s) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
- Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Stir the pancake mix, egg, peanut butter, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips together in a large bowl. Melt about 1 teaspoon butter in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pour three to four 1/4-cupfuls of batter on the heated skillet to form pancakes and cook until the tops bubble and the edges begin to crisp. Turn and continue to cook for about 2 more minutes, until both sides are golden brown. Transfer pancakes to a baking pan and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.