It’s already time for Food ‘n Flix because I’m getting in early this month. This month’s movie pick (chosen by my friend Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm) is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
This movie is a sequel to a movie I wasn’t terribly impressed with, yet, I’m always willing to keep an open mind. Mamma Mia 2 was one of the 3 Food ‘n Flix movies I watched while on the plane to Disney World back in January! The other two were Book Club (I made Cheesy Spinach& Chicken Soup) and Crazy Rich Asians (I made a double header – Homemade Wonton Wrappers and Ginger Pork Pot Stickers).
I have to admit, I was rather flummoxed by Mamma Mia 2. Large sections made no sense at all. After the fact, I started to wonder if the airplane version of the movie was perhaps heavily edited to remove some of the saucier scenes? I don’t honestly know, since these movies aren’t really up my alley to begin with, I had no to desire to seek out the DVD version of the movie to see if it make more sense. It’s not to say the movie was terrible, because it wasn’t. I just really have a hard time relating to movies with infidelity as a major plot point.
That being said, it’s time to think food. I honestly had a very short list when I was done watching and I wasn’t overly inspired by what I’d written. I thought about making Greek food, but was equally uninspired.
Over and over, I kept going back to my favorite scene in the movie…or rather…favorite song: Andante! It is such a pretty song and sung so beautifully in the movie!
And of course, there isn’t a speck of food to be seen in that scene. However, it does take place in a bar! So, I got to thinking, maybe a fresh, fruity drink inspired by the beautiful island that is the setting of the movie would be the way to go!
I had a dusty bottle of Moscato hanging around (I’m much more of a dry red fan, why I even had Moscato is beyond me!) So, I decided to make a fruity, simple Moscato Slushie using only 2 ingredients! It was delicious and perfect and I obviously only had enough to make 1 big serving (hence the two half-filled cups and then the “sure it’ll fit” over flowing cup!)
But I totally had to use my Star Wars cups! First of all, it was just Star Wars day and I’m a huge fan, and second, all these men are falling for Donna (like, immediately) and it’s totally a Leia and Han “I love you”, “I know”, only in reverse (Donna is Han in this scenario).
Anyway, this is the perfect summer drink (Moscato fan or not), plus I think Donna would have approved!
Strawberry Moscato Slushie
1 cup well chilled Moscato
1 cup frozen strawberries
Combine ingredients in a mini blender. Blend until smooth. Serve.
I think that is the perfect recipe for the movie. Thanks for joining me this month.ReplyDelete
Love it! Especially with the Star Wars tie-in! :) I know it's not a cinematic masterpiece and I usually hate musicals, but for some reason I found both films just darn cute.ReplyDelete
That is a great post, Amy. That rendition of the song definitely stayed with me, too. I recently listened to the original version and thing I prefer Lily James' version. Thanks for playing along even though it wasn't your cup of tea.ReplyDelete