Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents- DuCuke, Iowa
Sandwiches & Lemon-Thyme
Traveler Cookies

Happy Accidents is a sci-fi indie rom-com, if you will. The sci-fi aspect is more of an intellectual backdrop balanced with a plot which is ultra character focused, in true indie spirit. The unique genre blend is crafted in perfect harmony. A little quirky, romantic, funny and puzzling- from one moment to the next you will be perplexed as to how it’s all going to turn out in the end. This is in my movie catalog filed under ‘old friend’ movies. This category is for those nights when I don’t want to get into anything new, I just want to relax and reminisce with something familiar.

A little clarification on the menu- Sam (Vincent D'onofrio), Is from Dubuque, Iowa. But not from our Dubuque, he's from HIS Dubuque... it's different. Sam's Dubuque has an Atlantic coast and won't exist for about another 471 years. You see, Sam is from the future, from the year 2470... Or is he?

So let's travel back in time to 2001 to watch Happy Accidents :) Oh, and it's currently streaming on Netflix!!!

DuCuke, Iowa Sandwiches

Pumpernickel bread
8oz. Toffuti cream chz.
About 1/2 cup freash chopped dill
One large cucumber

Time traveling can be exhausting, so no labor-intensive meal tonight, just a quick and little one. Peel and slice the cucumbers very thin. Mix the dill in with the toffuti cc. Spread some of the mixture on the bread (both sides) and lay the cukes on top. Depending on how thick or thin your cukes are, you'll have either one layer, or several.

The DuCuke, Iowas all peeled and sliced...
Almost ready...
I like mine with the crusts cut off and cut diagonally...

Lemon-Thyme Traveler Cookies

1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp salt
zest of about 1 large lemon
2tsp thyme (dried or fresh)
Juice of one lemon
3/4 cups softened vegan butter

Mix flour, sugar, salt, thyme and zest. Add vegan butter and lemon juice and mix into a dough. For best results, let the dough chill for about an hour, then roll out about 1/4 inch thick and with your heart cookie cutter, cut out the cookies. I didn't have a cookie cutter, so I just rolled some dough into a ball and formed it into the shape of a heart. It worked pretty well. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes.

The Trailer...

1 comment:

  1. i watched it last night courtesy of netflex. it was a fun enjoyable little movie. :) i didnt have time to make any thyme traveler cookies though... booo to me. thanks for all the recommendations.