*This post is dedicated to my good friend, Elaine.
Well, how about a DEEE-Licious drink to pair with a great holiday comedy? Steve Martin and John Candy starring in Planes, Trains and Automobiles!!
This is not in the book, but I had to share because it is soooooo yummy! I have brought it to many holiday occasions, and it was a huge hit!
My good friend, Elaine, brought this drink a couple of years ago to our house, when we hosted a “Friendsgiving.” She said we were “clean drinking.” 🙂 It has been a holiday tradition from then on!
Elaine and her family have moved back to their home state of New York, and I miss the dickens out of her!
Makes 1 large drink
(You could also make a big batch ahead and serve out of a pitcher for a crowd.)
2 shots of RumChata
1 shot of vanilla-flavored vodka
1 shot of pumpkin-spice liqueur
In a shaker filled with ice, pour in ingredients. Shake 20 times. Strain into a martini glass.
Beware! You will want another!
For garnish, I rimmed my glass with turbinado sugar and a cinnamon stick. How cute would these be to garnish with???
Now for the hilarious movie…I am telling you every time I watch this I get an ab workout from laughing so hard!
Did you know?
- John Candy appeared in more John Hughes films than anyone!
- This movie was the only one John Hughes wrote that didn’t have a teenager as a lead.
- John Hughes wrote the first draft of this movie in three days.
- Neal’s(Steve Martin’s) home in PTAA is the same home featured in Home Alone.
- The crew had a hard time finding snow for the filming.
- This film is based on a true story. John Hughes said it once took him five days to get home from a trip NYC to Chicago via Wichita, KS.
Some of my favorite quotes:
Neal (Steve Martin) and Del (John Candy)
Neal: The airlines says they will get us home tonight.
Del: If they told you wolverines would make good pets, would you believe them?
Neal: Why did you kiss my ear?
Del: Why are you holding my hand?
Neal: Where’s your other hand?
Del: Between two pillows…
Neal: Those aren’t pillows!!!!
Owen: Her first baby came out sideways. And she didn’t scream or nothin’.
Del: Isn’t that something. You’re a real trooper.
Del: We’d have more luck playing pickup sticks with our butt-cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak.
So sorry John Candy had to leave us so soon.