- The Jungle Book - the children cried at the scary bit with Shere Khan.
- The Wizard of Oz - the children cried at the bit with the witch and those flying monkeys.
- Matilda - the children cried at the scary bit when Matilda and Miss Honey go into Miss Trunchbull's house
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - the children didn't cry until the end and then only because it was over.
We won't however be eating Ratatouille as it's too messy.
Last night's dinner was homemade burgers with oven chips, popcorn (homemade) and choc ices. We've had pasta in bowls but the burgers were definitely better and a real treat. I think I'm enjoying coming up with the menus as much as the films. Maybe tortillas next week?
I shall leave you with one of my father's favourite numbers from 7B47B: Lonesome Polecat, and below that, the recipe for burgers.
Basic Hamburgers from Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery Course - Serves 4-6
10g (1/2oz) butter
50g (2oz) onion, very finely chopped
450g (1lb) beef (flank, chump or shin would be perfect), freshly minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
1 small organic egg, beaten
salt and freshly ground pepper
oil or dripping
Melt the butter in a saucepan and toss int he onion, sweating until soft but not coloured. Leave to get cold. Meanwhile mix the mince with the herbs and beaten egg, season with salt and pepper add the onions and mix well. Fry off a tiny bit in the pan to check the seasoning and correct if necessary. Then shape into hamburgers - 4-6 depending on the size you require. Cook to your taste in a medium-hot pan or grill pan in a little oil, turning once.