Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inviting Atticus and Fam for a Luscious Lasagna Dinner

Hey There Hi There Ho There! Oh yay for fall! It's the season for neat old movies such as To Kill a Mockingbird with our dreamie friend, Gregory Peck. Yep, my second-born daughter, Marianna says she would marry Gregory but he is living impaired. Poor Gregory. But I just love the character he plays of Atticus in this movie...oh me oh my. Atticus is what we would call a gentleman. A gentleman with outstanding integrity.

I think if Atticus was our neighbor we would have to invite he and his children over to have some lasagana. I think they might like this recipe, it is so very good. My thirdborn daughter, Michelle made this last week and it was definitely company-worthy indeed. And what makes it even better is this one has it all, veggies and everything. Just serve it with some garlic bread and if you do have Atticus and children over you could make a huge tossed salad too, why I think Calpurnia might get a kick out of this dish as well so let's invite her too!

Speaking of this wonderful movie, To Kill a Mockingbird (1961) you may enjoy the blog I composed entitled What Part Do We Play? on my Vision for a Godly Home blog.

[IMG_9559-1.jpg] Michelle's (Michelina's) Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Before it makes it debut in the oven it even looks good! Enjoy!
I'm bringing this over to Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday today.

Golden Oldie Movies Our Family Has Enjoyed Lately:

The Woman in the Window (1944) A real creeper suspense with an interesting twist at the end. A bit of a good example of what happens when we allow those thoughts to build nests in our heads and sometimes become reality instead of shooing the birds away! Oh how we must be careful of our companionship as I'm sure you'll agree. We also must flee from evil not flirt with it. Excellent part played by Edward G. Robinson. Don't let those birds make a nest as Martin Luther once said.

Just This Once (1952) This is so adorable...A very cute and funny movie with a young Peter Lawford and Janet Leigh. We laughed outloud!

Catered Affair (1956) We just love Ernest Borgnine in most all movies we've seen with him. Betty Davis is in her later years, and what a part she plays of a loving mother, so different than what we are used to when we hear the name, Betty Davis. There is a darling Irish uncle in the small apartment too...and of course I'm partial to the Bronx...That is where my step dad was from. We loved him so.

"This story uncovers real feelings in a real world." ~Ernest Borgnine

You may enjoy the trailer at my Vision for a Godly Home blog along with thoughts on the great new movie, Courageous. Enjoy!

I'll close with this poem from an old Reminisce Extra magazine I recently read:


I have to live with myself, and so
I want to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done.

I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself.
And fool myself, as I come and go,
Into thinking that nobody else will know
The kind of person I really am;
I don't want to dress up myself in sham.

I want to go out with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men's respect;
But here in the struggle for fame and pelf
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to look at myself and know
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see.
I know what others may never know;
I never can fool myself, and so,
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.

~Edgar A. Guest

I hope you all are having a nice fall. Blessings to All! ~Amelia


Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

I love old movies & lasagna too!

I've noticed that a lot of old movie stars are becoming "living impaired" nowadays.

Eventually we'll all fall into that category. Praise God for the new life He offers in Christ.

God bless and have a great weekend! :-)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Amelia,
This looks like an awesome Lasagna Dinner Party. Fun!! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Lea said...

Yes, that lasagna was so yummy!!! And so are old movies.. ;) "Catered Affair" is ne of my favorites and the Peter Lawford one is so funny... : )

Lea said...

P.S. that poem is sobering... good reminder...