This month the Movies & Munchies group is watching The Shape of Water. Debra of Eliot's Eats is hosting.
On the Screen
I have seen the movie before, but gladly watched it again. The Shape of Water is part fairy tale, part love story, part monster movie, and fully Guillermo del Toro. Set in the 1960s, the movie centers on a mute woman, Elisa, and an amphibious creature reminiscent of the Black Lagoon.
Elisa is a cleaning lady in a top-secret military facility where they are housing 'The Asset'. Elisa, in her silent world of otherness is drawn to the creature and begins a campaign to gain his trust. She offers him hard-boiled eggs; she plays him records; and she teaches him sign language.
This movie had a foot in a fantasy world while still showing the brutal realities of racism, sexism, and more. I enjoyed this pick and am grateful to have watched it again.
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On My Plate
Inspired by the scene when Elisa brings in hard-boiled eggs to feed to The Asset, I decided to share my easy method to getting perfect hard-boiled eggs every time. I know there are many, many different ways to boils eggs. This is the way I do it...
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil. Immediately cover the pan and remove the eggs from the heat.
After 10 minutes, drain the eggs and plunge them into cold water or even water with ice. One they are cool enough to handle, you can peel them.
One thing to note: the fresher your eggs are, the harder they are to peel. If you need perfect looking eggs - say for deviled eggs or something - buy your eggs a week ahead of time.
That's a wrap for my September Movies & Munchies offering. Next month we'll be watching Halloween-y movies. Watchers choice. Now I just need to decide if I want to watch witches, vampires, or monsters. Stay tuned!