A really good thing about the Army Dude is that most of the time, when I present a perfectly ridiculous idea to him, he says "Let's do it." (The rest of the time I ignore him and do it anyway.)
stole got the idea for Dinner and a Movie from Brittany at Va-Voom Vintage, who does Friday Night Fashion and a Movie. I love reading cookbooks from different eras, so I thought it would be fun to watch a movie and eat a dinner that would have been typical of either the time the movie was made, or the time in which it is set. In the case of Royal Wedding, the movie is set in what was the present day: 1951, depicting the story of a brother-and-sister dance team who go to England to entertain during the festivities surrounding the wedding of then-Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth).
The Scalloped Potatoes With Ham casserole was made with Campbell's Cream of Celery soup, since home cooks in the 50s were crazy about their casseroles. It was actually a little salty for my taste, but surprisingly good. The Army Dude had two helpings. He even enjoyed the movie despite its lack of shooting and military tactics. Which is another good thing about the Army Dude: you can get him to do pretty much anything if you bribe him with dinner.