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By Bob on November 14, 2013 4:20 AM

Charlotte and I are BIG Netflix fans - streaming and instant. But, sometimes we'll put movies into our DVD queue and forget about them until they show up at our home like an unwelcome guest. This happened to us recently when Mud appeared in our Colleywood mailbox.

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Mud is a southern film noir film starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon (Do You Know Who I AM?), Sam Shepard and Ray McKinnon (Deadwood). Jeff Nichols wrote and directed this gem about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi.

The story is edge-of-your-seat tense and downright poetic in a southern sort of way. It's a tale of love gone wrong, vengeance gone right and kids dealing with adult problems. This southern charmer is Stand By Me meets Out of the Past and it's terrific.  

If you're in the mood for a mystery-thriller with a southern drawl, then immerse yourself in Mud. You'll be glad you tracked it into your house.


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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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