July 15, 2024

Dinner and a Movie with the Moons

the moons sit in front of their tv

This month we watched Oscar award-winning JoJo Rabbit and enjoyed breakfast for dinner with pancakes!

Sylvia June | The Tailgate Society We got so hungry, we forgot to take a photo of our pancakes. Here’s a photo from AllRecipes.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes (recipe from AllRecipes.com)


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar 
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


Sift together the dry ingredients into a medium-sized bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until smooth. Heat a frying pan on medium/high and lightly grease. Scoop the batter onto the pan and fry each side until golden brown. 

JoJo Rabbit (7.9 IMDb; 79% Rotten Tomatoes) 

“A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.” – IMDb

Light Spoilers

Haley: This movie mostly turned out to be what I expected after reading the description of a young boy in Hitler Youth who has “Adolf” as an imaginary friend: appalling, funny, serious, weird, and great. I will also add a word I didn’t expect: charming. By viewing World War II through JoJo’s eyes, and through a modern lens, this movie sends a message that love and friendship can completely change your worldview… and that’s probably a good thing. 

Haley’s one Gif to describe JoJo Rabbit:

Ryan: JoJo Rabbit takes political satire to an extreme and delivers. A movie with Hitler as an imaginary friend can seem weird on the outside, but it seems to take a comedic-dramatic approach that showcases a different side of World War II. A side that focuses on the youth being brainwashed by their elders into believing so strongly in a horrible man, to a side that shows many of those same individuals seeing true evil and acting to bring good back into the world. This movie has an Inglourious Basterds combined with Schindler’s List vibe. It is an uncomfortably funny but important and feel-good movie to watch. 

Ryan’s one gif to describe JoJo Rabbit:

Scarlett Johansson Women GIF by TIFF

JoJo Rabbit can be seen on HBO.

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Ryan is originally from Casey, Iowa but now resides in West Des Moines with his wife Haley, their son Holden, and their two dogs Hilton and Stark. Want to get Ryan to rant for hours? Hand him bourbon and bring up the Game of Thrones ending, complain about millennials, mention Iowa State heartaches or politics.

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