Sunday Night at Home with a Movie

Today I’m taking my inspiration from my good friend Debi Walter and her wonderful blog The Romantic Vineyard. I’m not referring to Debi as my good blogging friend or Facebook friend. We literally have been friends for 40 years, and she is every bit as wonderful in day-to-day life as she is on her blog. Actually, she is more so.

In case you’re not familiar with The Romantic Vineyard, check it out here. It provides “a rich harvest of ideas to help your marriage grow.” It says so right at the top of the banner.

Debi and I are as alike as we are dissimilar. She writes a romance blog. I write a humor blog. Clearly that’s one way we’re similar. Okay, we both write. I’ll leave it at that.

When I read her Five Friday Favorites – At Home Meal and Movie Dates, I was inspired. I told Debi that I was wondering what I would serve for my home meal and movie date.  What would go with some of my favorite comedies? She told me to go for it, so here you are.

First, the disclaimer, Debi is a wonderful cook and she loves cooking. It is one of the ways she shows love. I view cooking as something that I have done more than enough, but I am willing to cook – if I have to. I’m even a pretty decent cook, but the thrill is gone. One of the ways people can show me that they love me is to cook for me. I’ll just put that out there in case anyone needs an idea. Already you can see why Debi and I have a well-suited friendship.

Favorite Comedies (not exhaustive, of course)

Movie #1 – RED with Bruce Willis – All this movie needs is a glass of red wine. That’s how I read the cover.

Movie #2 – Groundhog Day – This takes a little more planning. The night before, make a double batch of whatever you’re cooking and save enough to serve during the movie.

Movie #3 – The Help – I know this one is not a comedy, but it has its moments. It made Debi’s list, too. All you really need here is a big batch of chocolate cream pie served at just the right moment.

Movie #4 – Back to the Future – hamburgers, fries, and a Tab or something else without sugar in it.

Movie #5 – The Big Year – wings

Movie #6 – Fever Pitch – I try to watch this on Opening Day of Baseball Season. Hot dogs and beer with sides of peanuts and Cracker Jacks is perfect.

Movie #7 – The Court Jester – Perhaps my all-time favorite comedy. It doesn’t matter what drink you offer as long as it’s not served in the Chalice with the Palace. Try the Vessel with the Pestle instead, but be careful you don’t break it and have to use the Flagon with the Dragon.

 

Do you have any movie pairings you can add to the list? What are some of your favorite comedies?

 

This is Post #28 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post every day in April.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Jeanine Byers

     /  April 28, 2019

    Those are great ideas!! My favorite of those ideas are to watch Fever Pitch, a movie I love, on opening day or baseball season. I’m vegetarian, so my son would have the hot dogs & I’d probably have baked beans,

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  2. Martha DeMeo

     /  April 28, 2019

    I’ve never thought about pairing a movie with food but after reading your suggestions, it sound like fun! The Fever Pitch combo is my favorite!

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  3. This was hilarious. I hope that no one ate the poison by mistake! I’m not sure that I would pair a movie about poison with food of any sort… but… nevertheless, this blog post was all fun! Thank you for the laughs.

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  4. John Morgan

     /  May 2, 2019

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and you have two choices. A. A Turkeyroll, or B. A nice hotdog and a beer.,..or some coffee, milk, tea, soda, lifesavers, or a slurpee.

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    • Thanks for the ideas. You could watch this with Fever Pitch as a double-header/double-feature and the hotdog and beer works, though by the end of the evening you’ll be schnockered.

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