I haven’t posted anything for a while as I was extremely busy…
As you can imagine, it was hectic…Absolutely mental.
Comfort is what you need when you are off your feet. Comfort food and something to watch.
Have you ever seen ‘After Hours’ by Martin Scorsese? If you haven’t, you should. It’s one of these films which gives me comfort. Even when my day at work seems pointless and boring, and I’m surrounded by people who I’m afraid to turn my back to (they are Brutus’ of my life), I still know that my after hours are not going to be like Paul’s, the main character from the film.
It’s another 80s film mostly shot at night. As I mentioned in my last post, these are the kind of scenes I live for.
The plot is surreal and twisted. Ending (apparently changed few times) is the best you can hope for. There is nod to ‘Marnie’ by Hitchcock, the whole dialog taken from Kafka’s ‘Before the Law’. Acting is superb and you wouldn’t believe that it was filmed on a tight budget. Because it’s a yuppie’s night adventure on the street’s of New York, it’s been called postmodern Ulysses, and a modern male ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale.
To me it’s the most magical, crazy film you can watch when you are after hours.
To serve it with, I would propose posh and healthy version of jacked potato and baked beans.
Jacked Sweet Potato and Baked Beans:
2 sweet potatoes
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 tins of chopped tomatoes (2x400g)
1 tin of butter beans
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
pinch of chilli flakes
1. Start by washing your potatoes, wrap them in tin foil and bake in the oven for 30-40 min in 180C.
2. Heat olive oil in a pot. Add chilli flakes and chopped garlic. Add chopped tomatoes from tins and chopped sun dried tomatoes. Simmer on a low heat. Drain and wash your beans (you can use dried beans, soak them overnight, change water and cook until they are soft), add them to the tomatoes. Add thyme and rosemary. Cook until it thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste and 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika.
3. Unwrap your potatoes from a foil. Sprinkle a bit of olive oil and salt on top and bake them for another 5-10 minutes.
4. Serve potato with baked beans and sprinkled chopped parsley on top.