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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Greek Potatoe Salad and the movie The Help

Great recipes

Thanks Dani for posting this site on Facebook

Greek Potatoe Salad
2 lb unpeeled new potatoes
2 medium bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium tomatoes, seeded, cut into eighths
1 medium cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup whole kalamata or ripe olives
1 package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)

Lemon Dressing
1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

I loved the book The Help and cannot wait to see the movie this summer♥

I cannot wait to see this movie

I know I will love the soundtrack as well♥♥

The Help

As Kathryn Stockett, a struggling novelist, was trying to get her first book, The Help, published, her best friend, Tate Taylor, acquired the film rights and began work on the screenplay. After being rejected by more than 60 literary agents, The Help was finally published in 2009 by Amy Einhorn Books and Putnam and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 60s, the book examines members of the affluent white community and the black women who work for them.

This August, DreamWorks will release the film version, adapted for the screen and directed by Taylor. Emma Stone stars as Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a recent college graduate and aspiring writer who returns home and decides to write a book about the experiences of the maids and nannies who raised her and her friends. Viola Davis stars as Aibileen Clark, and Octavia Spencer co-stars as Minny Jackson, with Bryce Dallas Howard as the town’s queen bee, Hilly Holbrook.

I cannot wait to see the movie The Help


At 10:30 AM, Blogger Marilyn said...

This recipe sounds very good.

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...


At 8:10 AM, Blogger Relyn said...

I loved the book, but am nervous about the movie.


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