Thursday, May 23, 2024


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Eat, Save, Cannons!

By Mike Mankiewicz

Movie Night with ‘Loose Cannons’ – Sauce Recipe & DIY Card Game

Living sustainably includes finding affordable ways to relax and have fun. Let’s explore a cozy evening at home by watching the free movie “Loose Cannons” and enjoying a homemade sauce and card game inspired by it!

About the Movie

“Loose Cannons” stars Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, and Dom DeLuise and is currently streaming for free. This action-packed cop movie promises a wild ride of entertainment.

Homemade Sauce Recipe

The characters in “Loose Cannons” face unexpected challenges and need to get creative. We can get creative with pantry staples to make a versatile sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water (for desired consistency)

Mix and heat these ingredients for a flavorful sauce that complements dishes like ham, chicken, burgers, or steak. Gradually add water to adjust the thickness.

DIY Card Game Rules

For entertainment, let’s repurpose items at home and play a DIY card game inspired by “Loose Cannons.” Here are the rules:

  1. Setup – Use a standard 54-card deck (including jokers). Shuffle and deal four stacks of six cards each.
  1. Initial Hand – Players choose a stack, forming their initial six-card hand. Push the other two stacks to the side.
  1. Gameplay – Players take turns drawing from the central pile and playing one card face up to form three-card combinations of the same suit.
  1. Card Elimination—Use red cards to eliminate black cards and black cards to eliminate red cards from your opponent’s side. On your side, try to create three card combos of the same suit. Jokers can be any card, eliminator, or in a combo.
  1. Scoring – Each completed combo is set aside. The player with the most combos wins the hand. The first to win 10 hands wins the game.

Embrace Sustainability

This DIY game is fun to spend an evening without spending much. Embrace sustainability by enjoying home comforts, saving money, repurposing products and creating your own entertainment!


Mike Mankiewicz
Mike Mankiewicz
Mike Mankiewicz shares his funny outlook on Fridays. Mike worked in the radio for 35 years which is why he is such a smart alec. He loves to make fun of everything including himself. He will write about PC gaming, easy recipes, why free movies kick booty, why people act so goofy sometimes, and always remember laughter is good for the soul!
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