March 8th, 2009

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The Wrestler

King Rat
March 8, 2009 11:19 am

The Wrestler

I forgot to say I saw the Wrestler. I thought it was a pretty good, but really depressing movie. Micket Rourke plays a broken down formerly popular wrestler reliving his glory years in independent wrestling shows around New Jersey. I thought Roarke did a pretty damn good job acting. Marisa Tomei was good as well, though I wouldn’t call the performance Oscar material. Roarke was deserving of an Oscar (not necessarily over the other nominees though).

Granted, it’s depressing, but what I liked about the film was the applause as a drug aspect. Randy the Ram just couldn’t let go of being the star, no matter how faded. Gives up family, a naked Marisa Tomei, and perhaps even his life, just for one more toke on the pipe. Though in his defense, Marisa Tomei gets her shit together to show up only when it’s really too late. Is he supposed to walk away when he’s already at the curtain and the rest of the show is out front? For his sake, probably best though.

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Sauced Chicken Breasts with Apples and Onions - Cooking Fail

King Rat - March 8, 2009 3:37 pm

Sometimes I post recipes that worked for me. This one didn’t, though it’s probably my own fault. It came from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2000.

As always, recipe below is what I made, not exactly what was in the cookbook.

  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • olive oil
  • 2 sweet onions
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1+ cups apple cider
  1. Cut onion vertically, into thin wedges.
  2. Core and slice apples
  3. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a freezer bag.
  4. Add chicken and shake to coat.
  5. Brown chicken on medium high head in olive oil, then set aside.
  6. Sauté onion in olive oil until lightly brown.
  7. Add apples and marjoram.
  8. Sauté 5 more minutes.
  9. Add chicken and cider.
  10. Bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

This was flavorless and mushy. I think where I went wrong was a) using mayan sweet onions instead of regular yellow onions, b) using too much cider, and c) not paying attention until it had been boiling for a while.

I think it’s the first time I’ve ever cooked with marjoram too.

No picture, because the fail was just too much. It doesn’t even look tasty.