Monday, March 30, 2020

FnF Round Up

Spudguns!, it's that time of the time, when we offer up a potluck of groovy goodies. As I mentioned beginning of the month, I hosted Foodn'Flix once again, and my selection was not one movie but a whole genre of movies. Your choice of anything by Tim Burton.

Our first submission was Camilla, from Culinary Adventures with Camilla. She picked the movie Mars Attacks!  and made Blue Gummy Brains.

Next up, Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm,  gave us a Lebanese Salad inspired by the movie Big Fish

We then had an offering from Tina over at Squirrel Head Manor.  She pulled inspiration as well from the movie Big Fish, and made Pepin's Chicken and Mushrooms.
And then we had Pumpkin Apple Donuts from Debra at Elioteats. Inspired by the movie Sleepy Hollow.    

Up next we have  a Strawberry Moscow Mule from Amy over at Amy's Cooking Adventures. She was inspired by the live action version of Alice in Wonderland.

And next up is Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. She was inspired by Sweeney Todd to make a Peppered Shepherd's Pie.
And finally, my own offering. I went with the movie Dark Shadows, and made my vegetarian version of Mock Fish (Tofu) and Chips.

All in all, a fabulous potluck of ideas, treats, and movies. Don't forget you can join in next month as the Foodn'Flix group watches The Biggest Little Farm, hosted by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm.

That's about all I've got for you this month. Until later.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2020 March FoodnFlix dish

Spudguns!, it's been a wacky month to say the lest. I hosted Foodn'Flix once again this month, and my selection wasn't just one movie, but a genre of movies. I asked everyone joining in to pick their favourite Tim Burton film.

Now, my original plan was to do a dish for at lest three films, but with the zombie apocalypse isolation situation shopping panic; well I was lucky to get one done. Shelves have been pretty empty around my city.

I ended up doing it backwards because of the shopping issues. I was able to find some tofu at the store, and tried to think what I could make with it. That's when I remembered a subplot in the 2012 Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film Dark Shadows.  They owned a fishing cannery.

I've covered this film in the first year of this blog (Day 281)  but for anyone who hasn't seen it here's a brief summary.

plot:  After rejecting his lover Angelique, who is a witch, Barnabas Collins, has a curse placed on him and his family. He is then turned into a vampire by Angelique and is locked in a coffin and buried for 200 years. When Barnabas is released by accident in the 1970's, he returns to his family home to find that the few remaining family members are still living under a form of the curse, and that Angelique has taken over the town. The two immortals end up in a battle of wills as each tries to gain control of the small fishing town they live in.

Notes: fish, pumpkins, pineapple, whiskey, ketchup, pot roast, carrots, potatoes, wine, salad, pop, McDonalds, milkshakes, pie, pizza (sign) grapes, waffles, cereal, syrup, juice, strawberries, coffee, sugar, milk, cherries, beer, melon, oranges, bread/buns, tomato juice, bacon, blueberries, mustard, crab (ghostly vision) canned seafood

Even though, there are a bunch of scenes where the family are eating, you don't see a lot of closeups of the food.  But, as I said, the situation we are currently in, caused me to work this backwards.  I ended up making a Mock Fish (tofu) and Chips.


1 egg
1 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 package of tofu
2 medium or 1 large potato
seasoning of your choice

I started by chopping the potatoes into large strips. I ended up keeping the skins on, and having a thicker cut. I then seasoned with salt, pepper, and a spiced seasoning mix. Then placed them in the oven for half an hour on 350 degrees.


While that was in the oven, I drained and sliced my tofu before dredging it through the egg and breadcrumbs. 
I then deep fried the tofu, carefully turning it every few minutes,  for close to twenty minutes, before placing it in the oven to finish cooking for another half hour.
At this point, I switched out the fries from the oven and finished them off in the deep fryer. 
After draining everything, I decided to add a basic bagged coleslaw of carrots, red cabbage and green cabbage. I tossed this with a simple dressing of Miracle Whip, vinegar and ground black pepper. 

I am surprised how well this ended up fitting together. It's not the way I had hoped to go with this month's movie selections, but in the end it worked nicely.  Okay, I'll be back at the end of the month with the group round up. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 March Foodn'Flix Announcement

Spudguns! it's that time of the season again when I host Foodn'Flix.  And this month, my selection is...any Tim Burton movie of your choice!  Yeah, I decided not on one film but on a genre of films.

To join in, you just pick a Tim Burton movie, watch and then head to the kitchen to cook/bake anything it's inspired. Your post must be current, which means in this case done in the month of March 2020.

Then post on your blog with a link back to this post and the Foodn'Flix site. Then email your submissions to me at domesticanddamned at gmail dot com as well as Heather at   Don't forget to add your name, the name of your blog, the name of your dish with a link and a photo.  Or give us permission to pick a photo from it.  Make sure the email says Foodn'Flix Submission on it.   If you post a copy of your dish on instagram, don't forget to tag me at ardethblood,  and heather with the hashtag FoodnFlix.   And lastly, if you post on facebook, don't forget to tag me at GhoulNextDoorCanadian, as well as FoodnFlix

Deadline is Sunday March 29th 2020 6pm EST    I plan on doing the round up the next day.