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sundae1My mother once said “Elizabeth Taylor is the most beautiful woman in the world,” and I grew up accepting this belief as firm truth.  It wasn’t until years later that I learned this was her opinion, though the deed had already been done.  I adored anything Elizabeth Taylor with fervent passion.  Which is why I was so delighted recently to rediscover her passionate elegance in Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, a poignant drama about Brick Politt (played on screen by the divine Paul Newman) and his wife Maggie “The Cat” (played by Elizabeth Taylor), and their tempestuous relationship in a play woven together by Tennessee Williams.  If you haven’t yet seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, it’s high time you do.  What better way to “heat up” a weekend  that with a screen party, complete with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sundaes.  Here are all the details you’ll need, including a recipe for movie-inspired ice cream sundaes and few of the movies best lines.

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sundaes
The warmth of mint and hot chocolate combines with the cool, creaminess of vanilla ice cream for a simple, satisfying sundae.

Ingredients
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Hot Fudge
Mint Cookie Straws
Fresh Mint
Fresh raspberries
Orange Slices
Maraschino Cherries
Scoop ice cream into a dish. Drizzle warm hot fudge over the top, sprinkle fresh raspberries atop, if desired. Nestle an orange slice, and cookie straws into the cup. Top with a maraschino cherry.

Movie Synopsis:
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (from IMDB.com)

Classic Quotes:

  • “You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.”
  • “One man has one great good true thing in his life.”
  • “Life is important. There’s nothing else to hold on onto.”
  • “Silence about a thing just magnifies it.”
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