Don’t you wish we could all sit down together with a cup of Chai and watch a movie?
But until then….I have to tell you about the MOST fabulous tea I found at Whole Foods.
It’s Whole Foods after all.
But so worth it.
It is very finally ground tea leaves, and you have to boil them, and then let them simmer for 3 minutes.
Then add the milk, and boil it again, and simmer another three minutes.
The directions say to add only 2/3 cup of milk to the 2 cups of tea, but I add WAY more milk than that….
I found it to be way too bitter for me if I didn’t add more milk.
You also need a strainer to strain the tea leaves…I have one that a friend gave me a long time ago, but I think that if you use a few layers of cheese cloth that would work just perfectly.
There were tons of bags of it at the store….I bought the decaf one, because I’m kicking the caffeine habit.
And now on to movies.
I have watched a fair amount of Indi*an movies…and like them quite a bit.
I watch them on Netflix, but I noticed that some of my favorites are now gone from there…
I’m linking the movies to their reviews, because I don’t have time nor do I remember all of them well enough to write out my own review.
My Name is Khan – This one used to be on Netflix, but I couldn’t find it the last time I looked. It was excellent. A tear jerker…but excellent.
Like Stars on Earth – This is by far my favorite movie. I even did a whole post about it a while back. This one is not on Netflix. Leslie actually mailed it to me, and I watched it that way. Although, she bought the movie while in Ind*a, so I had to convert my computer to an Ind*an setting to watch it.
Chak de India – This was a great movie, about a girl’s field hockey team. I loved it because I played field hockey when I lived in Maine…but I never really have seen it outside of the East coast.
Barfi – Elijah and I watched this in bed the other night…he stayed up SO late. It was a love story, but not the typical, everything works out perfectly in the end.
3 Idiots – I resisted watching this one for a very long time. Even though it has my favorite actor in it…Aamir Khan, it made me nervous, because it was rated PG-13, and I couldn’t stand the name of it. So…I just kept thinking it was going to be horrible. I was so wrong. It is at the top of my list of favorites now. A few scenes were hard to watch…but it had such an incredible message. I had to actually rent this one on Amazon streaming, because I couldn’t find it on Netflix. (Thanks Mummy J for telling me it really was worth the watch…..)
Paa – A great story about the love between a mother and son.
Jab We Met – This is just a typical kind of fluffy movie, but it was clean and fun to watch.
Veer-Zaara – Another romance…but pretty atypical.
Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
Well, that is enough to get you started.
I have two types of favorites….one is the movies that have a point behind them…that are trying to make some moral statement about society, etc. There are a few of them in the bunch I listed….and therefore I can get past a few scenes I wouldn’t normally like to watch.
The other favorite I have is the total fluff pieces. BUT…if I’m going to watch a fluff one, it has to be completely clean. I do not like the ones where they are dressing and dancing in a more Americanized fashion…I like the old-fashioned Ind*an movies.
The movies are LOOOOOONGGGGG. I frequently have to watch them in a few different sittings. But I like that. I also like the subtitles…it’s like watching a movie and reading a book at the same time. But I watch them on my laptop, in bed, so I can have it close to my face!
So, if you have any other suggestions let me know…I’m always wanting to hear of good movies!