Halloween. 40 years has passed since the original film. Just to set you straight, this new one ignores all the sequels. Michael Myers and Laurie Strode aren’t related. Michael has been in an asylum ever since the first film, while Laurie has had a daughter and granddaughter and sheltered herself away in her own private fortress for the day when she knows he will return.
This by far is the best film since possibly the original, and at least since H20. I loved all the callbacks to the older films, like the gas station, the ladies restroom, even the Halloween masks from Halloween III Season of the Witch. I also was probably the only person to recognize the quick shot of the old 80’s tv show Voyagers on the television as Michael was on his rampage.
Halloween is killing it in the box office right now, so it’s only a matter of time when a sequel will be released. I really hope the cast returns, Jamie Lee Curtis really owns this role more than ever!
1 15-ounce can of black beans, well rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can of black-eyed peas, well rinsed and drained
1 ear of corn, kernels removed (the corn can be cooked or raw)
1/3 cup minced red onion
1/3 cup finely diced green bell pepper
1/3 cup finely diced yellow bell pepper
1/3 cup finely diced orange bell pepper
1/2 cup finely diced tomatoes
1-2 jalapenos (to taste) minced
1/4 cup chopped green stuffed olives
1/4 cup chopped black or kalamata olives
a large handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice to 2 large limes
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste
Put all the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
Whisk the dressing ingredients together and taste to adjust it to your liking.
Add the dressing to the salad and toss gently.
The salad is best if made a couple of hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to develop and mingle. It keeps for a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.