“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
Meet Napoleon Dynamite: He’s the nerd without a plan. He’s the pride of Idaho and the soul of Preston High School. He’ll knock your socks off with his dance moves at the talent show. He stashes tater tots in his pockets for a mid-class snack, and his favorite animal is a liger.
Just about everyone around him is something to laugh at. His 32-year-old brother, Kip, is undoubtedly creepy, and spends his days cruising chat rooms for single ladies. His grandmother still rides dirt bikes and could care less about how Napoleon and Kip choose to spend their time. His Uncle Rico is a washed-up jock, still depressed about his football career that ended in high school.
But then comes Pedro. Straight from Mexico, Pedro is the new kid in town and to Napoleon’s wonderment, the only kid with a mustache. He has an awesome bike, which just adds to his coolness. Napoleon and Pedro quickly establish a friendship, and when Pedro runs for student body president, the two join forces to create a campaign that will blow other candidates out of the water.
Hungry? Make yourself a cheese quesadilla. Or as Napoleon and Grandma would like to say, “a dilla.” Don’t miss out. They’re fast, easy and amazing.
Cheese Quesedilla Recipe
- 1 pkg. (10 inch) flour tortillas
- 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- In large fry pan on low-medium heat, put 1 tortilla laid flat. Sprinkle cheese over half of tortilla. When cheese is melted, fold tortilla and continue heating until browned lightly and crisp. Remove from pan and eat.
- Also good with bacon bits sprinkled on melted cheese. You may also add diced lettuce and tomato.
Cooking time: 15 minutes. – Servings: 2. – Back to Top
“V for Vendetta” is one of the most talked about movies in history. It goes further than anyone can imagine and won’t bore you for a second.
We’re in England in 2015 and nothing is as it’s supposed to be. There’s general chaos, totalitarianism and revolution in the air. People stay in their homes, and every form of liberal art is repressed. No more freedom for the English, in exchange for an apparent peace granted by the government. But this regime isn’t here to stay, if V has a say in it and no doubt he will change history.
V is a man who suffered in the previous civil war and is in search of revenge (Vendetta). He has survived a concentration camp where brutal scientists have used him as an experimental animal, and to cover up his wounds he wears Guy Fawkes’ mask. No wonder he’s mad! With his actions and plans and the involuntary help of Evey, step by step he will destroy the political system behind this disastrous society.
A hero? To almost every breathing soul, yes. V cooks for Evey a humble egg in a basket… In the end, they fall in love. Was it the egg? Could such a simple recipe prove the humanity and loving feelings behind the mask of this man?
Let’s not spoil the end. For breakfast, make an egg in a basket for you, make it for your lover, and watch this colossal movie with bated breath!
Egg in a Basket Recipe
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices bread
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Remove crust from bread. Press bread slices with a rolling pin. Brush with butter. Press each slice of bread into a muffin tin. Crack an egg into each. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 minutes. – Servings: 2. – Back to Top
For newlyweds Carl and Molly, things can’t get much better as they embark on their new life together. They’ve got the house, good jobs, and the only thing missing from this perfect picture is a couple of kids. Little do they know, the stork might be making an unexpected delivery when Carl’s best friend, Dupree, needs a place to stay.
After being kicked out of his house and simultaneously jobless, Carl can’t help but offer his couch to his best pal. After all, it’s only for a few days, just until he gets back on his feet, right? Dupree promises to begin looking for a job the very next day, and Carl convinces a skeptic wife the situation is extremely temporary.
Almost immediately Dupree is crossing boundaries and invading the couple’s intimacy. As Carl tries to talk his way out of Dupree’s shenanigans, Dupree continues creating them. If he’s not hosting hazardous dates with the local librarian or playing street hockey with the neighborhood kids, he’s turning down a job because they don’t get Columbus Day off.
But, as time continues the tables begin to turn. Molly is no longer complaining about Dupree, but starting to enjoy his company. Now Carl is fed up because not only is Dupree winning the affection of his wife, but also is sweeping someone else off their feet; Molly’s father, whom Carl has been trying to gain approval from for years.
Despite his flaws, if there’s one thing Dupree does right, it’s cook up some awesome nacho cheese sauce. Try it for yourself and enjoy.
Nacho Cheese Recipe
by Chef John Christenson
- ¼ Pound Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup AP Flour
- 2 Cups Mild Cheddar Cheese Grated
- 1 Cup Enchilado Cheese Grated
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
- 1 Quart Whole Milk
- 1 small can of Chipotle Puree 4 oz.
- 1 Pound Ground Beef 80% beef 20% fat
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Bag Corn Tortilla Chips
- 1 Small Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped
- 1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon of Cumin
- ½ Tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 small bunch Green Onion sliced on the bias
- 1 Tomato diced small
- ¼ Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Jalapeno if desired, sliced or chopped fine
- For the nacho sauce, you will be making sauces that are classic to the French Cuisine. The first step is melting the butter in a Sauce Pot, add the flour and cook on a low heat, being sure to whisk occasionally. Add the milk and whisk until you have a smooth and rich consistency. This is called a Bechamel Sauce. Slowly add the cheeses my softness first: the Enchilado, the Cheddar, the Parmesan ( this is called a Mornay Sauce). Add next the Chipotle puree and then season with salt and pepper. There should be a nice bite of heat at the end, something that will make you go mmmmm!
- In a large bowl mix the ground beef and all dry spices together. In a hot pan, sauté the onion and garlic till translucent, add the ground beef and cook until done. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the Tortilla chips in a large enough dish, coat with a ladle of cheese, ground beef then more cheese. Top with the sliced green onions, tomatoes and sour cream.
- Forget about buying movie nachos after this. Wow your friends by having a movie night with these and you will surely get ooh’s and ahhh’s.
Cooking time: 45 minutes. – Servings: 6-10. – Back to Top
Flor Moreno is a young woman from Mexico seeking a better life for her and her daughter. She has an idealistic image of life in America as well as the typical American family. They immigrate to America where Flor begins work as a maid for the Claskys, a dysfunctional family that contradicts her beliefs and values.
John Clasky is a successful chef who has given his family an upscale lifestyle. He is a devoted father and an all around “good guy.” His wife, Deborah Clasky, is an insensitive and success-driven woman who neglects the needs of her husband and children. She’s all about self-improvement and has made herself her number one priority. Because of her self-obsession, the couple has grown distant and John rethinks his life choices.
When asked to stay for the summer at their summer home in Malibu, Flor has no choice but to bring her daughter, Cristina. Ignoring the feelings of her own daughter, Deborah begins to take a liking to Cristina, treating her as if she were her own. Deborah’s daughter becomes increasingly jealous, and Flor angry, since she feels that Deborah is teaching her daughter to value the wrong things.
Despite the language barrier, John feels a special connection with Flor and sees what he is missing in married life. The two grow closer as Deborah’s insecurities continue to inflate her selfish behavior. So check out Spanglish and see what happens when cultures collide. And watch Adam Sandler create an egg sandwich that’s to die for. It won’t be long before you try it for yourself.
Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
by Chef John Christenson
- 4 Large Croissants
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 6 Eggs
- ½ Yellow Onion
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- 3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
- ¼ Tablespoon Cumin Powder
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Large Tomato
- 1 medium Red Onion
- 1 Bunch Green Leaf or Iceberg Lettuce
- Hard boil the eggs for about 8 minutes. Cool in ice water. Peel and chop into small chunks, about a ¼ inch in size. Mix the wet ingredients and the Cumin in a mixing bowl. Taste and season with Salt and Pepper. Fold in the Eggs, cover and refrigerate.
- Slice each Croissant in half and toast lightly on a medium heat buttered pan. Slice the tomato as thin as possible as well as the onion into disc shapes. Separate and rinse the lettuce, cutting off any brown or discolored areas. Spoon the Egg Salad onto the bottom piece of bread, lettuce, onion, tomato. Slice in half on the bias, serve with fresh fruit or your favorite chip; enjoy!
Cooking time: 15 minutes. – Servings: Serves: 4 Full sandwiches or 8 Halves. – Back to Top
In the summer of 1969 Jo Harding is rushed to her family’s storm shelter when the television announces a severe weather alert. As her father holds down the shelter door, a tornado sweeps over the top, ripping the door from its hinges and carries him to his death. From that day on, Jo vowed to hunt as many tornadoes as she could, and works on a team of professional storm chasers.
Bill Harding is a retired storm chaser who is now becoming a weatherman. He is also Jo’s husband. He seeks out his ex-teammates with his girlfriend Melissa, to have Jo sign the pending divorce papers. The team is analyzing a storm when Bill arrives, and Jo stalls for the papers. She is in denial about the separation and isn’t ready for the marriage to end. But with Bill’s girlfriend close by, changing his mind will be quite the challenge.
The team is testing out a tornado-analyzing device that was initially Bill’s idea. The device is called “Dorothy,” and Jo wants Bill out on the field for her first use. If Dorothy is a success, a more accurate warning system can be developed.
The team gets wind that there is a tornado approaching nearby. Jo and Bill go ahead of the group to see the tornado up close, with Jo’s truck being lifted off the ground by its force. Battling for their safety, they place Dorothy directly in the line of fire.
The storm chasers sit down for a hearty meal at Aunt Meg’s. While swapping stories from years of adventures the crew chows down on juicy steak and eggs. Don’t torture yourself by watching, cook some for yourself!
Steak and Eggs Recipe
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- One 1-pound sirloin steak (about 1 inch thick)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 large eggs
- Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Raise the heat to high and add the oil. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper. Place the steak in the skillet and cook, turning once, until well-browned, about 4 minutes per side.
- Transfer the steak in the skillet to the oven and cook for 5 minutes more for medium-rare.
- Transfer the steak to a cutting board. Cover it loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
- While the steak is resting, cook the eggs. Heat 2 skillets over medium-low. Melt a tablespoon of butter in each pan.
- Break 4 eggs into each skillet. Season the eggs lightly with salt and pepper, and cook until the whites are just set, about 3 1/2 minutes. (If you want the yolks to be cooked through, cover, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes more.) Divide the eggs among 4 warmed plates.
- Cut the steak on the diagonal into thick slices. Fan the steak slices on the plates and serve immediately.
Cooking time: 30 minutes. – Servings: 4. – Back to Top