Now, let’s not be naive. This is not a 5 minutes active-type meal.

I’m not sure when they start the timer on the “5 minutes active” portion of this recipe.  Chopping the onion, garlic, carrot and celery take far longer than that.  I would estimate 25 minutes of active time, and that’s with me buying bulk sausage, and not having to remove the casings.

It was a good soup though.

Three sentence movie reviews: Monsoon Wedding


I’m not one of those Americans who is all gaga over India, so it wasn’t India that did it for me.  Instead, the story of an arranged marriage and the family preparations for the wedding sucked me in.  The colors in every frame were gorgeous, and there was so much glee throughout the film,* but what really won me over was the depth of love felt among the family members.**

Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home

*I’m thinking of the scene with the women singing and the big Bollywood-style dance sequence as well as the smaller wedding between two minor characters that took place during the big wedding.
**I rarely see such matter-of-fact, gentle love portrayed in movies.

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