May 4, 2009

Movie Monday


{Rated PG for thematic material & some peril}

~Never Leave Your Partner Behind~

This Christian movie take a close examination of marriage, relationships and family. I have been wanting to watch this movie {and even knew exactly what dish I wanted to make to go along} for quite a while. It is carried in most Redbox rental locations - so it can be a great inexpensive date with the spouse.

"Fireproof doesn't mean the fire will never come. It means when the fire comes that you will be able to withstand it."

Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story.After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare.While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke? {this synopsis was copied from}

We enjoyed the movie. They only used one professional actor - Kirk Cameron - but everyone did a great job. It brought on a lot of discussion for us and I think is a great motivator for married couples.

If you are interested in the book the movie is based on, The Love Dare, click here. Also here is the official Fireproof website, full of information and resources. There is a website you can visit for resources on Fireproofing your marriage or using this movie and/or the attached Bible study in your church or study group.

Dinner: I knew I wanted something spicy to along with the movie and quickly decided on Cajun Seafood Pasta - one of Dh's favorite dishes. He actually cooked most of the meal and took almost all the pictures!

Cajun Seafood Pasta

  • Pasta; we like angel hair
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 Tb. Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 2 cups approx. button mushrooms
  • Seafood: Shrimp, Crab, Scallops.

  1. Boil pasta until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  2. While past is boiling grill the shrimp and mushrooms. {We used fresh, peeled and de-veined shrimp this time.} Sprinkle shrimp with a little salt and pepper. Grill until pink - this will take just a few minutes. Watch very closely, if you let the shrimp cook too long it will become rubbery. {I highly recommend one of these grilling trays!}

  3. For the mushrooms - Dh put them on skewers to make grilling easier. You could put them on a cooking tray like he used for the shrimp. Grill until soft - they will shrink quite a bit. We didn't season the mushrooms before grilling, but you may want to spray with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil before placing on the grill if you are concerned about them sticking.

  4. Once you are finished grilling {remove from grill & set aside!}, heat cream in a medium sauce pan. Do not boil; you don't want burnt or scalded cream. Add Cajun seasoning. Let it simmer softly for a few minutes, it may thicken slightly -- this is ok. Chop the green part of your onions (save the whites for another recipe) and add to cream. Next, add shrimp and mushrooms. Taste. If you would like more heat - add more Cajun seasoning or some cayenne pepper or a few red pepper flakes.

  5. Toss with pasta until everything is well coated.

  6. Divide into bowls and serve. It's great with some crusty bread!

We love this recipe because it is so versatile. We can use whatever kind of seafood is on special and it is easy to double. I haven't tried it yet... but I think some fresh Parmesan cheese would be a great addition to the cream sauce!

Be sure to check in next Monday ~ I will be featuring a romantic movie!

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Snow White said...

fun! we enjoyed the movie too :-)

newlyweds said...

What a great movie. My hubby and I really liked it. Plus I think the spicy pasta goes very well. Will have to try that recipe.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

This dish looks yummy. My husband loves Cajun, I'll have to give it a try.

Happy Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

Pam said...

I have been meaning to check out the Fireproof dvd from our church library. I have heard wonderful things about it.
The seafood pasta looks divine! My daughter is allergic to seafood, so I will make it when she is not home. : )

gingerrwade said...

Works for me! I love pasta!!!

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

That looks delicious!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Great movie! That cajun pasta looks wonderful.

Emily @ Marvelous Recipes said...

This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.