Wednesday, 18 July 2012

My top 5 people for Christian Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey

Well I'm almost finished the first book (it's been hard to fit it round everything else and have the concentration to pick it back up) but it got me thinking who I think should be short-listed for the role of Christian Grey it the movie version of the book. So here are my top five choices.

Wentworth Miller

He's got the looks and the charm to pull it off, and everyone went crazy for him when he was in prison break (can you tell I've just started watching it?). The only problem is....... what would he look like with hair??

Charlie Hunnam

If you are obsessed with Sons of Anarchy as much as I am, you will have heard that Charlie plays biker Jax. He has the bad boy style and also the good side to pull it off, but would you go for a blond Christian?

Ian Somerhalder

Do I need to explain? Seem like the favourite at the moment that everyone is talking about! 

Michael Fassbender

Well, he is suave, sophisticated and has done that film shame, so isn't afraid of getting steamy. Personally I liked him in Jayne Erye and X-Men First class. What do you think?

Robert Downey JR

Well, well well. He is a bit older I give you that but he could play a tree and i would still find him brilliant and sexy (sorry J). He has his bad boy image from his younger days, but now shows that he can have a softer more gentler side too.

Who would you like to see play Christian? I would love to hear who you have been picturing. 
Speak soon.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Rainy Day Dinner - Mac and Cheese

Well for this time of the year when it's raining outside, and you feel like something to lift your spirits up, try this - Hearty Mac and Cheese.

I found this on-line the other day when I was trying to find something for dinner that I've never cooked before. It says it serves 4 but you could easily get 6 portions out of this. (Sorry about the grainy picture, I had to take it on my phone)

 For this dinner you will need

200g Macaroni
340g Broccoli Florets
340g Can of Sweetcorn
40g Butter
40g Flour
600ml Milk
1Tsp English Mustard
175g Strong Cheddar Cheese (grated)

*optional extra - a few cream crackers crushed (add just before the grated cheese on top for a cruchy topping)

  1. Heat the oven to 200 C, cook macaroni for 5 mins then add the broccoli and cook until just tender. Drain and put into an oven-proof dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 min. Remove from the heat and gradually add in the milk. Return to the boil and cook stirring until the sauce thickens.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the mustard and three quarters of the cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Add the sweetcorn and pour into the dish. Fork the sauce through the pasta and broccoli. Scatter the cheese on top and bake in the oven until the cheese is golden.
I hope if you try this you will love it as much as me and Jerome did. We even managed seconds, even thirds in some cases (Jerome). It will cheer you up no end with this lovely summer weather.

Speak soon.


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