The Movie: The Hateful Eight
A Quentin Tarantino film is always a good watch, although you may want to be careful of what you eat during viewing. As per the usual with a Tarantino film, there is gore, blood and lots of fighting. What makes The Hateful Eight so different from the rest of his films is that the fighting is more like a climax rather than the beginning, middle or end. The subtle and tense conversations in the movie provide some thrilling scenes, and a pretty decent mystery to boot.
In a horrible Wyoming winter, two bounty hunters and their prisoner are forced to take shelter in a cabin until the storm subsides. What’s waiting for them inside are a cast of characters that have their own stories, and a mystery that won’t be solved until the very end.
The only bad thing about the movie is a narration bit at the midway point that seemed camp, and really interrupted the genius flow of the movie. Other than that, this is a can’t miss movie that will keep your attention until the very end.
The Menu: Slow Cooker Beef Stew
It may not be Minnie’s Stew, but it’s just as good and Samuel L. Jackson approved. This filling recipe will have lots of leftovers even with large families.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
- 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 onion, chopped
- Place meat in slow cooker.
- In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper.
- Pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture.
- Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
- Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.