“Nacho Libre” is the next movie you will watch with your friends and laugh your heads off! No doubt about that. In fact, what do you get if you put the producers of Napoleon Dynamite together again? A blast!
Ignacio, (Jack Black) has always lived in a Mexican monastery, where his parents have left him, and is now the official cook who feeds the orphans. Every single man has a dream, and so does Ignacio: he is a wrestler-to-be, wants to be respected, and bring money to his nest. Against every prognostication, he is able to wear his tight sweat pants and, not without a little entertaining misadventures, make it on the ring with the other wrestlers.
Just one tiny spoiler alert for you guys. In order to gain the strength and the power, Ignacio climbs up a cliff on the border of the sea and cracks open an eagle egg. What do you think he did next? Buy yourselves a couple of eggs, keep them raw and watch the hilarious Mexican version of Jack Black.
Eagle Eggs Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 24 eggs
- 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Pour melted butter into a glass 9×13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and salt until well blended.
- Gradually whisk in milk. Pour egg mixture into the baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, then stir, and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until eggs are set. Serve immediately.
Regular eggs will substitute eagle eggs in this recipe.
Cooking time: 35 minutes. – Servings: 12. – Back to Top
Glen Maverick spends his days keeping eggs warm. His brother Cody, spends his days riding waves. The 17-year-old penguin fell in love with the sport when legendary surf champ, Big Z, gave him a shell necklace and the courage to be the best.
Imagining the sun glistening on water on the coast of Cali or Hawaii? Nope, this ambitious surfer is from Shiverpool, Antarctica, riding freezing cold waves on an ice-carved board.
Ignoring his mother’s disinterest and his brother’s jealousy, Cody does whatever it takes when a surf recruiter comes to test his skills for the 10th Annual Big Z Memorial Competition, honoring Cody’s deceased hero. When there are no waves in sight, the recruiter leaves Cody and his dreams behind. But it takes more than that to stop him, so he chases after the recruit team as it swims away on a humpback whale (literally).
When Cody arrives at the tropical Pen Gu Island, he makes friends with Joe the chicken from Wisconsin and falls in love at first sight with Lani, and island lifeguard. But it doesn’t take long for him to find trouble. Tank Evans has been the surf champ ever since Big Z’s death and when Cody overhears him talking smack about his idol, he challenges him to a surf contest. He is practically eaten by the wave and wakes up on an examining table with Lani’s Uncle Geek taking care of him.
After discovering a hidden beach and surfboard hut, Cody realizes it belonged to Big Z. From here it doesn’t take him long to realize Geek is actually Big Z and he has been in the presence of his hero for days. With some help from Big Z, Cody might actually have a shot at winning the competition. You may not have the luxury of a campfire and live music by Big Z, but fried squid can still be awesome. Can you dig it?
Fried Squid Recipe
- 2-3 lb. squid
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 c. red wine
- 1 oz. dark cider vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large frying pan. Add cleaned squid cut into quarters or smaller if desired. Toss in olive oil. Add red wine and vinegar.
- Cook on medium heat 10 minutes. Then cover and simmer for 25 minutes until only a thick gravy is left of the juices. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cooking time: 35 minutes. – Servings: 4. – Back to Top