Today I tried a new recipe - cauliflower gratin from the New York Times. It was the first NYT recipe I've tried...I don't trust Mark Bittman somehow - he seems like one of those types who wants you to soak beans instead of using canned ones (the mark of someone who probably has helpers in the kitchen). But I discovered Martha Rose Shulman, whose recipes seem to be up my alley. The gratin was pretty good, though oddly sweet from the cinnamon she included.
T and I saw Black Mass (new movie starring Johnny Depp as Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger, a notorious South Boston gangster). The movie was very good, but chilling. I am used to seeing kids' movies at this point, so the violence was a bit much for me. T and I both had to look away from the screen at times. Later, I read an interview with Kevin Weeks (one of the real-life people who is played by an actor in the movie) and he had all kinds of issues with the film: they made him look too dumb, the chronology wasn't accurate, and the violent scene at the beginning of the movie never actually happened. The movie did kind of put you under a spell, but I think I will pick a gentler offering for my next outing.