Mike Bredon v. Cohen Brothers

Uh oh! Twitter is afire with Handsome Dads carping about the glaring inaccuracies inflicted upon us by the careless, some would say downright reckless Cohen Brothers:



It seems like we just can’t count on these Hollywood BIGWIGS to accurately depict our fair city. If only there was a local film maker we could support in hopes of giving a more realistic version of Bemidji some screen time. If only…



Oh! There we go! From what I can tell Lazarus is a totally factual documentary about Bemidji wherein most of the people are zombies and the world revolves around Mike Bredon. Or maybe it’s a horror movie…

I get confused. At any rate, it certainly has some serious Bemidji cache, some amazing actors (Amongst many other fine examples, friend of Town Hollow Jesse Whiting makes an appearance*…) and I would assume that if Mike makes his $30,000 goal it will be quite the blockbuster. Show some monetary love over at the Lazarus Kickstarter Page, won’t you? C

* Oops. I have been notified that Jesse is NOT in Lazarus.  My bad. In my defense, I think that Jesse is in ALL movies.




The Impending Glory of Lamb n’ Ham…

We are hosting our first holiday and that holiday shall henceforth be known as Lamb n’ Ham!

Ok. You can call it Easter if you want but maybe you should just think about my new name because I think it’s pretty classy and descriptive. I’ve been brainstorming and carefully accounting for any and all potentialities but a few things are certain:

1. Andy keeps buying pieces of meat that outsize our little old roper stove and possibly the kitchen in general and…
2. We will be feeding 15ish people and one monsterously adorable toddler (see below).

So, yes. There will be lamb and there will be ham, and there will be hungry people. As for the rest of it I’m still connecting the dots. I thought about using an entire wall in the house and covering it with newspaper clippings and scrawled notes connected by strings but instead I’m just going to put some nice pictures down right here and see how everything looks…

1.Bon Appetit 2.Go Greece 3.My Gourmet Connection 4.Martha Stewart 5.Food Network 6. BBC Good Food 7.Food Network

If we play our cards right we will be able to cover all our Easter bases, getting all the Greek trappings from Andy’s side (His mom always does amazing spanikopita and bread and then there are these fun eggs…) AND all the curious underpinnings from my side. Have you heard of Easter Potatoes a.k.a Company Potatoes ? I have been known to bitch about them but they are admittedly comforting and everybody loves them except me. I’ve given my mom too much grief about cream of mushroom soup to ever attempt to make them on my own but I’ll split the difference and make scalloped potatoes (Apparently Julia Child has a way with them, go figure). And last time I was home, my Dad requested Blackjack Crisp, Blackjacks being what he says his Oklahoman Grandma called some form of Blackberry. The internet has no idea what he’s talking about so… Martha Stewart?

So. Much. Food.

Maybe I do need that wall. C