grandma-annie

For Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music Was Never “So Long, Farewell”

^ In which Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer act like an old married couple while being interviewed by Vanity Fair. An excerpt:

They had just returned from a photo shoot. I asked how it went, and Andrews leapt in: 

“Well, I was dressed in black. He was dressed in black. We were against some white, I think. I had a great pair of earrings, and my hair was really exciting. It was done up rather wildly.”

“You didn’t notice me at all, did you?” Plummer asked wanly.

“No, I didn’t,” she answered vigorously.

He pouted. “I haven’t eaten anything for days,” he announced.

She responded on cue. “Oh, honeybun, that’s terrible!”

And then she rummages in her purse as he watches her hopefully asakdadakjshk I love them.

(Photograph by Annie Leibovitz)

Do you have an out-of-control bed of mint that you don’t know what to do with? Well, I have a sprawling mint bed that’s threatening to take over the world. But it’s cool, because I chop it up to make frosia. It’s a Sicilian thing and it’s one of my favorite things ever. And I’m going to share my Grandma Annie’s recipe with y'all, because I’m super nice.

1 dozen eggs
1 ½ cups grated Romano
I small onion, finely chopped
I package of hot dog buns crumbled up (you could use any white bread. But “package of hot dog buns” is the Grandma Annie standard measurement)
A handful (about 1/3 cup) of fresh mint, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste (yeah, you have to taste raw eggs. I’m fearless like Grandma. But it’s about a teaspoon?)

Mix ingredients well. Place in well greased skillet and bake 350 for 20-22 minutes. (But sometimes I finish off the top by broiling for just a minute)
Cut into squares. Can serve hot but it’s just as good if not better room temp.