Waffles a la Mode(y) and the F*cking Chicken: Dinner and a Movie

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
Beverage: Sunbru by Four Peaks  is a light and refreshing brew that is great with picnic food.

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.













Are you a food and film lover too? Got suggestions for Dinner and a Movie? Leave a comment below.
 
Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter.


KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michelle Martinez