Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:52 p.m.
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.
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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