I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I tried getting some baking done and managed to get most of it finished but had one last project to bake today, Christmas Stollen. If we don't end up gaining 10 pounds this Christmas is will be a miracle. Good thing we are walking a lot.
With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to start sharing Christmas western movies. Today's selection, Christmas on the Range, falls under the "feel good" movie category. It stars Erin Cahill, Nicholas Gonzalez, A Martinez, Lindsay Wagner, Dawntavia Bullard, and Dash Pomerantz. The movie seems like a modern, western take on the Romeo and Juliet storyline.
Two families have been feuding for a lifetime and the adult children are beginning to suffer the consequences. Kendall Riley (Cahill) is fighting to save her family's ranch from their neighbor Brick McCree (Martinez). Brick has had a beef with Kendall's family for more than 30 years.
Brick's son, Clint (Gonzalez), is a large animal veterinarian. He comes back to town to visit just in time to help save one of Kendall's cows as it tried to deliver a breech calf. He saves mom and calf and earns the gratitude of Kendall.
Slowly the two begin to develop feelings for each other but the family feud comes between them. When Brick's employee, Marcus Montoya (Pomerantz), causes problems with Kendall's herd of cattle, she begins to question Clint's real motives. Clint's mom steps in to try to help smooth things out. Though she has long since divorced Clint's father, there are still feelings between the two. She had always been Brick's conscience, but since their separation, he grown more surly.
Can love overcome the family feud and finally bring peace to their small town? Check out the movie to find out. One of the best things about this movie, to me anyway, is the ladies at the local beauty salon which is owned by Kendall's best friend, Memphis (Bullard). The name of her hair salon is "I Will Cut You". I find that hilarious.
Movie Snack Recipe
I do not know about you, but one of the first snack foods I think of when thinking about holiday parties is the traditional cheese ball. I do not think I have ever been to a Christmas party in the States where there wasn't at least one cheese ball on the table.
So what better movie snack to have with a traditional "feel good" Christmas movie? This recipe is from The Recipe Critic, and has some very Christmas flavors in this Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball (<--- click for recipe). You can serve this with an number of chips, crackers, or even veggies.
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Now . . . you know what time it is, posse! It's time to grab your snacks and settle in for another great western movie!