Sandwich and a Show

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Good morning! 😎

Sorry that I didn’t blog last night. Mal and I went to see the Hasty Pudding show over at Harvard, so by the time we got home, I was exhausted and basically did a face-plant right into bed.


Mal was on a roll yesterday! πŸ˜€

For dinner, he made the most amazing Cheesy French Toast sandwiches with tons of melty brie inside. I added a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg to my sandwich, which reminded me of a fondue that I tried at the Melting Pot in Washington, DC back in April 2008. Holy yum!


On the side, I had some carrot and celery sticks.


After dinner, it was time to head to Cambridge for the Hasty Pudding show.

The “Pudding Show” is a yearly tradition for Mal’s family, so I’ve attended the show every year for the past 6 or 7 years now and it’s always a fun time. Mal and I were supposed to go to the show last weekend, but we got held up at home, so I’m glad that things worked out and we were able to see this year’s performance.


Each year, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals select a Man and Woman of the Year. These awards are presented to performers who have made a β€œlasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” This year the Man of the Year was Justin Timberlake and the Woman of the Year was Anne Hathaway.

Last year, I got to see the Man of the Year (James Franco) and Woman of the Year (Renee Zellweger) right outside my office window. Seeing celebrities at work is definitely something that I miss about working at Harvard. Imagine seeing JT right outside your window!? I probably would have freaked out!


Last night’s Hasty Pudding performance was called “Commie Dearest.” Here’s a synopsis:

It’s the 1950s, and the residents of a typical American suburb are all vying to win the American Dream, a bowling trophy. But the arrival of star ball-loving ballplayer Doug Out and sexy-but-fishy starlet Marlin Monroe to award the prize brings everyone’s secrets to the surface. And when Bobbie Sox, a local Pink Lady-turned-Pinko Lady, unwittingly brings a communist mastermind to town, the stakes rise even higher as everyone’s way of life is threatened by the evil Communist space potato Spud Nick and his Russian mail-order bride sidekick. Their Cold War threatens to give a whole new meaning to climate change.

Who will win the American Dream? Will local illegal space alien immigrant, Ross Well, finally get his green card? Will cuban diner owner Desi Speakenglish say something in an accent that other people can understand? Will local dancing rebel, Wes Sidestory, find a cause? Will General Dwight Supremacy stop hanging “Dwights Only” signs on everything?


As usual, the show was hysterical. Mal and I both have a really dorky sense of humor, so we loved all of the puns and witty humor. And, of course, I loved the costumes, singing, dancing, and men dressed in drag! πŸ˜‰

P.S. JT and Anne Hathaway were not at this performance, but they do visit Cambridge when they receive their awards. Ashley Judd, however, attended the Hasty Pudding show last night! She actually walked right by me in the bathroom! She’s very pretty in person.



  1. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the sandwich?! Inspired! I add those spices to Indian dishes, but would never think to add them to grilled cheese!

    Can’t help wishing you had seen JT… wouldn’t have minded the photos here πŸ˜›

  2. I agree with Hannah above – I’d never thought to add cinnamon to a sandwich! I add it to absolutely everything else, I wonder why doing that slipped my mind!?
    Goodness me, if JT strolled passed my window…crikey, my day would NOT be productive after that! He is a thing of beauty πŸ™‚

  3. How fun—I have read about that before and can only imagine what being there in person must be like!

    And can Mal make me that sandwich and send it to me?? Looks amazing!!!

  4. yum… that sandwich sounds so good! brie cheese is delicious on grilled cheese! i love your addition of the spices too!
    the show sounds like a lot of fun! i would’ve totally flipped if i saw JT too!!

  5. Brushes with celebrities! Way cool.

    That sandwich does look awesome. I’ve never thought of putting cinnamon and nutmeg on a grilled cheese, but maybe I’ll try that next time.

  6. you get a lot of celebrity sightings, lucky girl πŸ˜‰ i’m loving the sound of that sandwich…i’ve just recently fallen in love with brie (how did i wait 26 years for this?!?!) and i’d love to have a hot melty sandwich made of it!

  7. Live theater is the best! It’s especially fun when it’s comedy. My boyfriend says when we go to shows, my hysterics are funnier than the show itself – LOL. Glad you and the fam had a great night!

  8. THAT grilled cheese. Oh my word. Heaven.

    Very awesome you had a brush with Ashley Judd. She is one of those woman who is naturally beautiful and seems to age very well!!

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