goodnight mr.tom

11 Questions

Tagged by my utter fave, @greengableslover!

Rules: Answer the following 11 questions and then ask 11 of your own and tag people.

Are there any book to film adaptions that you liked?

The Godfather and Goodnight Mr Tom (that was TV but still)

If you could bring one character back from the dead, who would it be?

DOBBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Originally posted by fraddit

Which TV trope would you rather never see getting used again?

Ugly Guy, Hot Wife.

Which decade had the best music for you. 70′s, 80′s, 90′s or 00′s?

90s. SPICE GIRLS 4 LYFE SON.

Do you have a guilty pleasure movie?

No, I don’t! I don’t feel guilt with any films that I rewatch. And that includes SHOWGIRLS. :D

Your favorite book genre?

I veer towards the fantastical. I’m all about that vampire/werewolf/witch life.

Favorite seasonal dish?

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. YAS.

Pineapple on Pizza, YAY or NAY?

Originally posted by pandrecreation

Favorite childhood book?

Toss up between Harry Potter and this AWESOMELY trashy Mills & Boon book I found in a charity shop when I was 12. IT WAS SUPER INFORMATIVE. I also blame this book for creating my penchant for redheaded ladiezzzz.

Do you still write in cursive?

I don’t think I’ve ever written in cursive. It wasn’t a big thing in my schools. As long as your writing was legible and you were quick doing it, that’s all that mattered.

Are you good at hiding your emotions?

When I’m very upset or angry I have that super blank face thing going on. But otherwise NO I AM TERRIBLE AT HIDING EMOTIONS.

Tagging: @aknightfornawt, @theasexualscorpio, @eliamartvll, @sweetaprilbutterfly, @dialux, @epicallycosmic, @jen-snow @paperflowercrowns

My Questions:

  1. Skirts or trousers?
  2. Would you rather go abseiling or potholing?
  3. What is your favourite memory?
  4. What one thing do you think should be taught in schools, but isn’t?
  5. There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?
  6. What’s your favourite word?
  7. You’re trapped in a TV show for a month. Where would you choose?
  8. How different was your life one year ago?
  9. What city would you most like to live in?
  10. As you get older, what are you becoming more afraid of?
  11. What’s your favourite film quote?

Tagged by @consoledacup. Thanks, love!

O N E🍩

  • name: theresa || nickname: resa || zodiac sign: aries
  • height: 5 ft. 0 || orientation: hetero || ethnicity: vietnamese
  • favorite fruit: peach || favorite season: fall
  • favorite book: goodnight mr. tom || favorite flower: as of late, hydrangeas
  • favorite scent: lavender, citrus || favorite animal: baby animals!
  • coffee, tea, or hot cocoa? coffee
  • average hours of sleep: 5-6 (I know, bad)
  • cats or dogs? dogs!
  • favorite fictional character: fitzsimmons and general hospital’s scrubs (robin and patrick)
  • dream trip: i’d like to explore the uk. and australia.
  • when was your blog created? um, over a year ago?
  • what do you post about? 95% fitzsimmons trash
  • do you get asks on a regular basis? nope. 
  • aesthetic: preppy. basically the j. crew aesthetic. 
  • favorite band/artist? bsb
  • fictional characters I’d date: chuck bartowski
  • hogwarts house: hufflepuff

T W O 🍪

  • Countries I’ve lived in: america, france (6 weeks!)
  • Favourite fandom: fitzsimmons, general hospital scrubs
  • Languages you speak: english, vietnamese, french
  • Favourite film of 2016: cinderella
  • Last article you read: my med school buddy that decided to “marry” her diploma and have a graduwedding. LOL. HUFFINGTON POST, Y’ALL. And COSMO.

Shuffle your music library and put your first three songs here:

  1. Try to Remember - From “The Fantasticks”- Josh Groban
  2. Beast Takes a Bath, Beauty and the Beast soundtrack - Alan Menken
  3. Finn’s Confession, The Force Awakens soundtrack - John Williams
  • Last thing you bought online: Steve Madden neutral suede slip ons.
  • How would your friends describe you? goofy, loyal, smart
  • How would your enemies describe you? bossy, judgmental, conceited
  • Who would you take a bullet for? family

Tagging:  @superirishbreakfasttea, @agentcalliope, @agent-85, @ughfitz, and anyone else who wants to do this!

Making Scrambled Eggs & Buttered Potatoes

What’s your favourite way to eat eggs? I ask not because I think that there’s some sort of way to tell one’s personality from the way they eat their eggs, oh no, but because there are different delights to each fried, poached, boiled (soft or hard?) and scrambled eggs, and I just wanted to know what the general population preferred.

As for myself, for the most part I’m a soft-boiled egg kind of person. I remember being a little kid and poking my head into the kitchen during the busy time of lunch parties preparations and asking Mother if she needed any help in peeling the shells off the eggs (they would be used to top fragrant saffron rice, along with fried shallots) just so I could knick one when she wasn’t looking. 

Other times however, like last night when I was reading my battered copy of Goodnight Mr.Tom, I find myself craving the buttery, velvety texture of scrambled eggs.

If you read above, the diligent Mr. Tom actually gave us a few tips and tricks on how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. 1. is to not whisk the eggs in a bowl beforehand and 2. is to not season it with salt whilst cooking (I would rather imagine that he did afterwards, than to think that the reason seasoning of the eggs wasn’t mentioned was because it was deemed an unimportant step by the author - which, of course, is not true).

Now Mr. Tom served these for dinner alongside buttery boiled potatoes (and a dark piece of ginger cake for dessert), so as to keep the theme going, I included a recipe for that too. 

GORDON RAMSAY’S SCRAMBLED EGGS

[ 3 eggs +  1 ½ tablespoons of butter + ½ tablespoon crème fraiche +  black pepper + snipped chives & sea salt for garnish ]

Crack the eggs into a small saucepan. Add butter pieces and heat slowly under medium-low heat. Stir continuously with a spatula until eggs are fully incorporated and butter begins to melt.

Remove off heat for a moment and continue to stir, gently turning and flipping over the curds. Return to heat again turning and flipping the curds. (It is important not to rush this step, the eggs are cooking slowly through this process. Turning them over ensures that there are no hot spots and the result is evenly cooked, glossy eggs.) This process should take about 5-7 minutes.

Once eggs are no longer runny, but not dry (glossy but distinct mounds of egg are visible), turn off heat. And fold in crème fraiche and chives.

Spoon onto toasted bread and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.

BUTTERED NEW POTATOES:

[ A handful of new potatoes + 1 clove of garlic, sliced in half + 1 bay leaf + 1 tablespoon butter + chopped parsley or herb of your choice + kosher salt & pepper ]

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) for 20 -25 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

Transfer the potatoes into a bowl and add the butter and herbs. Toss until the butter melts and coats the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve scrambled eggs and potatoes immediately.

GORDON RAMSAY’S SCRAMBLED EGGS

[ 3 eggs +  1 ½ tablespoons of butter + ½ tablespoon crème fraiche +  black pepper + snipped chives & sea salt for garnish ]

  1. Crack the eggs into a small saucepan. Add butter pieces and heat slowly under medium-low heat. Stir continuously with a spatula until eggs are fully incorporated and butter begins to melt.
  2. Remove off heat for a moment and continue to stir, gently turning and flipping over the curds. Return to heat again turning and flipping the curds. (It is important not to rush this step, the eggs are cooking slowly through this process. Turning them over ensures that there are no hot spots and the result is evenly cooked, glossy eggs.) This process should take about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Once eggs are no longer runny, but not dry (glossy but distinct mounds of egg are visible), turn off heat. And fold in crème fraiche and chives.
  4. Spoon onto toasted bread and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.

BUTTERED NEW POTATOES:

A handful of new potatoes + 1 clove of garlic, sliced in half + 1 bay leaf + 1 tablespoon butter + chopped parsley or herb of your choice + kosher salt & pepper ]

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) for 20 -25 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer the potatoes into a bowl and add the butter and herbs. Toss until the butter melts and coats the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!