Staying in? We've got you covered -- both on the culinary and entertainment fronts. Now presenting Dinner and a Movie -- a guide to a do it yourself evening of food and film.
Lately fried chicken sounds like a good idea
. But ever since the movie Little Miss Sunshine
hit theaters in 2006, one can not help but follow the example of Alan Arkin
's character, and call it the F*cking Chicken. Arkin plays the drug addicted yet lovable grandfather of a dysfunctional family as they are on a road trip to a beauty pageant a la Toddlers in Tiaras
. As their VW slowly falls apart, so does each member of the family, one by one, confronting a personal issue.
In addition to the F*cking Chicken, another good food idea comes from Little Miss Sunshine herself, Olive (played by Abigail Breslin), when she orders Waffles a la Mode, or as she says, a la Mode(y).
We follow her lead here and swap out the popcorn this week with for a waffle and scoop of chocolate ice cream.
Recently Netflix released a list of the top 100 rentals
, and Little Miss Sunshine
came in second place, a much better spot than poor little Olive in the pageant the family is racing across New Mexico, Arizona, and California to attend.
Entrée: The F*cking Chicken
Popcorn Alternative: Waffles a la Mode(y) with Chocolate Ice Cream
Get a bite, after the jump.
Walking away with two Academy Awards, Little Miss Sunshine,
examines the dreams and illusions of an American family in a way that is both comedic and dramatic. Grandpa is addicted to herion; Dad is a failed motivational speaker; Uncle Frank, a failed suicide victim; Brother wants to be a jet pilot but is colorblind, and so on. While the grown-ups in the family deal with failure and rejection, they all get behind little Olive as she prepares for a beauty pageant. As their van falls apart, the family in it grows closer. Greg Kinear, Steve Carrell, Tony Collette, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, and Alan Arkin star.
Whether you stop for take out at Lolo's
, where you can get the waffle with your chicken or you make it all from scratch
, fried chicken is a must when watching this film. Get your favorite sides to go along with it.
Waffles a la Mode(y)
We found these little Belgium Waffles with Pearl Sugar in the bakery section at Fry's. Top with chocolate ice cream.
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