The Movie: No Country for Old Men
Intriguing and thrilling, No Country for Old Men came out in 2007 and was one of the finest moments for the Coen brothers. Featuring an all-star cast consisting of Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin, the movie cruised to 4 Oscars.
When a drug deal goes wrong and 2 million dollars goes missing, a struggle for the cash sets off a dangerous string of events. The cat and mouse game is well played, particularly by the hunter Anton Chigurh. Played by Bardem, he is at times one of the most frightening villains in modern cinema. There is no doubt that it was this role that made him a lock to be the next Bond villain.
For all of its pros, there is a single con that may turn off some viewers. The movie suffers from The Sopranos curse and takes it a step further with its own ending. It’s important to note that while not everyone agrees with the ending, they can’t take away from the fact that this is an incredible movie.
Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play, and Netflix (DVD only)
The Menu: Cast-Iron Steak
Where’s the beef? Getting millions of dollars in cash does not always lead to shrimp and lobster like most people think. Sometimes a good ol’ steak is a way to show the world you have arrived!
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
- 2 steaks
- coarse sea salt & coarsely ground black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Remove steaks from the fridge and season both sides with coarse sea salt (or kosher salt) and coarsely ground black pepper, to taste. Just eyeball the spices, but make sure you use enough to form a nice crust. If you have a favorite meat seasoning blend, you can also use that.
- Let the steaks rest 45-60 minutes on the counter prior to cooking so the meat comes closer to room temperature.