Kahlua Week

No, not my relatives........but if you are a fan of The Big Lebowski, you'll recognize The Dude and Walter Sobchak.



Watching this movie had us in the mood for Kahlua and cream...and from there.....we thought of some tasty combinations for using Kahlua.

A note about the movie first...if you've never seen it and want to check it out, let me say that it's very quirky Coen Brothers humor and is definitely not kid friendly. Definitely not.


"He's not striving to achieve, he's not worried about gaining material possessions and that kind of stuff. He's happy with his '73 Ford Torino with rust colorations. As long as he gets to go bowling with his buddies and take his bubble baths and avoid the occasional marmot, he's all right with that."

Yet, this man with no job or visible ambition (beyond bowling) has a kind of Zen-like happiness. Quoted from Shawn Telford is a Seattle-based freelance writer.

So, as The Dude was wandering the grocery store, sniffing half and half to see if it was good, writing a check for 69 cents for a quart of half and half, Doug and I looked at each other and said, let's make Caucasians!



You need vodka and Kahlua for a Black Russian and half and half for a White Russian. Simple.




Coming up this week will be a recipe adapted from fellow foodie Girlichef, my cousin Gail's Riverside Special and I am hoping my SIL Barb's chocolate chip cookies. Let's see how well we can keep up.

13 comments:

Cathy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Kahlua! I have a recipe for kahlua cheesecake somewhere that is to die for.

Wandering Coyote said...

OMG - this is one of my fave movies EVER. I can't tell you how many times I've seen it. I love it when he makes his White Russians with the powdered creamer!

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

The powdered creamer White Russian cracks me up everytime. This is one of my all time favorite movies as well, with Annie Hall a close second.

Tina said...

Cathy, please post that Kahlua cheesecake! That would be a good one to try. That's great, isn't it...Kah...Lu..ahhhhhh......

WC - I love it when the ashes are scattered...remember? Right in The Dude's face. Have you seen Pineapple Express? Equally silly/dopey but similar humor. The Big Lebowski is still Coen Brothers best...in my humble opinion.

It would be fun to meet up at a Lebowskifest. I have never been to one.

Wandering Coyote said...

I'd love to go to a Lebowski festival!

I love the scene with the ashes. I love a lot of the scenes! The one with the ferret in the bathtub is good, too. I just love that whole movie.

It's my fave Coen brothers movie, but their version of The Ladykillers is really good and I loved Burn After Reading.

5 Star Foodie said...

Nice cocktail with kahlua! Sounds good right about now!

angelia McGowan said...

I love black and white russians too! I also do kahlua cheesecake like one of your readers, and kahlua chocolate truffles.

Drick said...

Kailua is so versatile…. Waiting for your next post…

Miranda said...

Thank you for your faithfullness!!

I also love Kahlua. It makes an amazing Tiramisu!

girlichef said...

I love The Big Lebowski! I need to watch it again...it's been too long since I've communed with The Dude! Cheers! Can't wait to see what you've made this week ;)

Pierce said...

WC - I just requested Ladykillers...i've never seen it so I'll let you know after it's delivered how we liked it.

5 Star - I'm afraid we're almost out of Kahlua. So sad...

Angelia - If you'd like, please send and share your cheesecake recipe. And thanks for visiting!

Drick, Thanks for visiting! I am home (right now) and can check out your blog.

Miranda, Love your blog...and thanks for the suggestion about tiramisu..never thought of it before, and I love tiramisu.

Girlichef, I think you'll be pleased ;-)

A World in a PAN said...

I have to try Kahlua - but without the Big Lebowski ...

~~louise~~ said...

A week of Kahlua! Where do I begin? White Russians, are a personal favorite of mine, Yummee!!! Brownies and Cheesecake Too, oh my? I'm off to check them all out!!!

The Baskin N' Robbins by me use to sell the BEST Kahlua ice cream. It was called Kahlua and Cream. (oh how I wish they would bring it back:(

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