September 18, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Pillsbury crescents

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 18th.  The movie is based on Deborah Moggach book The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Although the movie is G rated, it is not recommended for young children.  It is a wonderful movie for adults to watch, as we found it funny.  This comedy has genuine charm.  It is about seven cash-strapped seniors that decide to go to a resort named Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in India.  Friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways, which is interesting to watch.    

Some history and information about the popular Brit pastime high tea, which is something that happens in the movie.  

Most people refer to afternoon tea as high tea because they think it sounds regal and lofty, when actually high tea or "meat tea" is traditionally part of a British dinner.  
High tea is an early evening meal that runs between 5pm and 7pm.  Later in the evening, people enjoy a lighter second meal. 
High tea was traditionally served to laborers and miners of the working class as an evening meal for when they returned home from a hard days work. The workers were served a hefty meal in the main dining area at the high table as opposed to a low table in the parlor where the afternoon tea was served. 
The middle and upper class adopted the high tea for their children to enjoy sandwiches and cakes in smaller portions rather than heavy meals.  Eventually the parents took on the early meal for themselves, making the tradition common in all families across England.
I made these delicious Pillsbury chocolate crescents treats that are wonderful to serve for breakfast, snack or at high tea :)  This new product from Pillsbury is available in grocery stores for less than $3.  I had some trouble opening the container, even though I read the instructions a few times :) so I wish they make it a little bit more easier to open.

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  1. Wow less than $3?? I need to find where you shop! I saw these other day in the store and was going to pick some up but at almost $4.50 they will have to wait until a sale! They do look yummy! I always am on pins and needles opening those Pillsbury cans!! I buy the crescent rolls often for my two year old because they are awesome for her to "bake" with. She forms them in to whatever shape suits her fancy at the time (last time it was donuts and wheels) and mommy cooks them.

    1. I know $4.50 would be too much, we bought it at the No Frills for $2.77 plus tax. I thought I was the only one with the Pillsbury cans :) I hope they become a little bit more innovative and make it easy for us
      Thank you Shayna for the comment

  2. Omg...I ALMOST bought those Crescent rolls today when I was at the store! Stood there staring at them and for some reason didn't. I should have! Definitely will next time. I want to see that movie as well, it sounds so good!

  3. I love those chocolate croissants. I think I am going to be buying a package tomorrow.

  4. oh I'll have to look for those, they look good!

  5. I've bought them and we have LOVED them. The kids really enjoyed helping make them. I try to wait for a sale or when I have a coupon to purchase, but sometimes the cravings are too hard to resist.


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