This Sunday is what my brother refers to as “Cold Mountain Sunday.” Cold Mountain is a film released in 2003 that is one of my brother’s favorites. If you’ve never seen it, or don’t remember it, here’s the synopsis from the website…
“In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman (Jude Law) deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada (Nicole Kidman), who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby (Renée Zellweger), a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.”
Ladies…did you need to read any further than Jude Law?
On this Sunday, every year, my brother and his wife watch Cold Mountain and make some yummy dish to go along with it. Why? Because there’s no football to watch, and this year that’s particularly annoying because we Chiefs fans have to wait another week for the Super Bowl!
Those of you who know my family, know we’ve been in “show business” our entire lives. My brother writes a weekly newsletter for his film clients, so with his permission, I’m sharing this part of his newsletter.
The soup recipe originated from The Plaza III, a famous steak house in Kansas City. Unfortunately it has closed, but we have many great memories of family dinners there, and the soup lives on!