Moms on Edge Weekly Menu

Monday

Shrimp Scampi with Linquini, Broccoli, Parmesan and Lemon 

Tuesday

Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce, Smashed Potatoes and Cream Cheese, Micro-way-cool Bacon and Green Beans

Wednesday

Pork Scaloppini with Mushrooms, Egg Noodles, Green Salad

Thursday

Lady and Sons Chicken Pot Pie, Hearts of Iceberg Lettuce with Ranch Dressing 

Friday

Chili in a Biscuit Bowl, Sliced Tomatoes, Onions and Avocado drizzled with Oil and Vinegar

Saturday

Oven Poached Salmon a la Paige with Dill, Vidalia Onion and Cucumber Relish, Citrus Salad, Broccoli Rice

Sunday

Lasagna, Green Salad, Garlic Bread

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Moms on Edge Weekly Menu

Moms on Edge Weekly Menu

Monday

Chicken Stew, Orange and Fennel Salad, Crusty Bread

Tuesday

30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie, Green Salad

Wednesday

Halibut Fish Tacos with Guacamole Sauce, Black Beans, Spanish Rice

 Thursday

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Sauce, Egg Noodles, Steamed Broccoli

Friday

Chicken and Rice Casserole, Wedge Salad

Saturday

Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon-Basil Pesto , Portobello Mushroom Salad

Sunday

Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust , Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Carrots with a Drizzle of Honey

Moms on Edge Movie Review: Flushed Away

We all know Aardman’s animation mastery from his previous movies, Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run. Witty, smart, charming and littered with British humor “Flushed Away” maintains Aardman’s whimsical sensibility, loveable characters and deft ability to enchant viewers of all ages. If you need a couple of hours of diversion with the kids I recommend taking them to this movie. 

In “Flushed Away” a high-class, well-groomed pet rat, Roddy St. James (the voice of Hugh Jackman), finds himself tricked by Syd, a belching, free-loading sewer rat. Syd was spewed up from the kitchen sink, and wants Roddy’s exquisite digs — including a designer wardrobe and red convertible that would make Barbie and Ken jealous– all for himself. So he tricks Roddy into the “jacuzzi,” and then flushes him away.    

Dressed in a tuxedo with mother-of-pearl cuff links, Roddy whips through the plumbing and pops out underground in a thriving and incredibly designed sewer metropolis inhabited by zany rats and background vocalist slugs. Although amazed at the bustle of the city, constructed from castaway items such as oven doors and cereal boxes, Roddy vows to find his way home “up top”.  

The rapid-fire pace never lets up. Roddy quickly meets up with some great characters including the feisty and fearless heroine “Rita” (Kate Winslet) who agrees to take him back to Kensington Gardens on her boat. Like every good action adventure film they have something that the bad guy…uhh…bad Toad (Ian McKellan) and his wacky henchmen want very badly.  

There are some scary chase scenes where everyone ends up okay, and some potty jokes, that give the film a PG rating. For parents there are clever jokes and innuendo, nods to movies that we love (like Terminator 2, Lady and the Tramp, 007 and Finding Nemo), and a couple of tongue in cheek jabs at the French and Americans which are good for a laugh. A Kafka-reading cockroach and a frog mime are scene-stealing additions. 

The movie may be too intense for very young children, and a little hard to follow (but harmless) for 5 and 6 year olds, but ages 7 and up will be riveted and parents will have a great time. Roddy could have a little more compassion for his owners about whom he seems to feel nothing. The scatological humor is bearable even for those of us who cringe at the mere mention. Roddy’s character has a positive transformation and Rita is a good strong female role model.

Four smiley faces for “Flushed Away”.

Moms on Edge Weekly Menu

Monday

Classic Sausage and Pepper Grill served over Noodles, and Green Salad.  

Tuesday

Butterfly Shrimp with Stir Fry Vegetables, Steamed White Rice.

Wednesday

Super Sloppy Joes, Corn on the Cob and Deviled Potato Salad

Thursday

Michael’s Tacos with Chicken Taco Filling with Black Beans and Rice. 

Friday

Local take out and family movie night 

Saturday

Champion Chicken Parmesan, Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Sunday

Sautéed Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing, Rice Noodles, Steamed Broccoli.