Dinner and a movie on the high seas

The weekend is just a few days away. If you’re not going to be attending an event, why not kick back and relax a little…make a quick and tasty dinner, grab a bottle of your favourite wine, get some good company, curl up on that sofa and enjoy a movie. To help you along the way, here’s a little something you might like.

Creamy Shrimp Pasta 


1 packet fettucine pasta

2 Tbs butter

¼ cup olive oil

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

12 oz. medium shrimp, peeled

2 medium tomatoes, cut in small cubes or 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

Salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup brandy

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tbs white balsamic vinegar

2 Tbs parsley, finely chopped


  • Cook pasta in a large pot, until tender. Drain and return to pot.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, stirring occasionally (about 2 mins). Add shirmp, tomatoes, salt and pepper, stirring, 30 secs.
  • Pour in brandy; cook an additional minute to allow alcohol to evaporate. Add cream and vinegar. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring. Remove from heat.
  • Add cream sauce and parsley to pasta. Toss together to allow flavours to blend. Transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with additional parsley. Serve immediately with your favourite wine – Red or White.

The movie:

The Signal

Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke and Beau Knapp star in this mind-bending and suspenseful sci-fi thriller. Nic (Thwaites), his girlfriend, Haley (Cooke), and his buddy, Jonah (Knapp), take an unexpected detour from an idyllic cross-country road trip when they are contacted by a mysterious hacker who has gained entry into MIT’s secured network. But after a rendezvous in an eerily remote area goes awry, Nic wakes to a living nightmare in an isolation unit. Interrogated by Dr. Wallace Damon (Fishburne), Nic soon realizes that the only way to decipher the past…is to escape the present. Critics rave “had Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch made a movie together, it might have looked something like The Signal.” – Scott Bowles, USA Today.


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