Sunday, January 30, 2011

~Playing By Heart...Week-End

Among the characters are a mature couple about to renew their vows (Sean Connery and Gena Rowlands); a woman (Gillian Anderson) who accepts a date offer from a stranger (Jon Stewart); a gay man dying of AIDS (Jay Mohr) and his mother (Ellen Burstyn) who has struggled to accept him; two clubbers who meet in a nightclub (Ryan Phillippe and Angelina Jolie); a couple having an affair (Anthony Edwards and Madeleine Stowe) and a man (Dennis Quaid) who tells his tragic life story to a woman he meets in a bar (Patricia Clarkson), but seems to have a strange connection to another mysterious woman. As the film continues and the stories evolve, the connections between the characters become evident. Kellie Waymire, Nastassja Kinski, Alec Mapa, Amanda Peet and Michael Emerson also have roles in the film.

"Playing By Tarts"
Vanilla Tarts

1 pkg Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
1 egg, beaten
1 box instant vanilla pudding (4 serving size)
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup fresh fruit or berries, cut-up if necessary

Heat oven to 375ยบ and lightly grease 24 muffin pan cups.

Unfold one sheet of the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 9×12 rectangle. Cut into 12 (3 inch) squares. Repeat with other pastry sheet. Press the squares into the muffin pans. Brush with beaten egg.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the cups are puffed and golden. Remove from the cups and let pastry cool completely on wire racks.

Make the pudding with the above amount of milk according to pkg. directions. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Spoon 1 tbsp pudding into each tart shell and top with fruit. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.