Unlike our esteemed event hostess for the month, Heather of girlichef, I am not a movie buff. My husband and I hardly ever escape to the theatre for a date. 'Dinner and a movie' is tough to justify when you're paying a sitter by the hour and most movies don't need to be seen on the big screen anyway. We usually opt out of the movie part and just languish around a table, eating, drinking, and remembering why we like each other. Case in point: while we were in port during a cruise with my parents, they kept the boys and we stole away for Alaska beers and reindeer pizza.
Food'N'Flix, with a notepad in hand, to draw some kind of culinary inspiration from the month's pick. Click here to see Heather's invitation to her selection - Because I Said So. And definitely check out her cake batter martinis inspired by the movie. Yum.
As for my movie preferences... Love + Food. Yes, please. Corny chick-flick...not so much...and usually only once. When I asked my husband if he could find Because I Said So for me on netflix so we could watch it, he didn't even move. "It's for my Food'N'Flix project this month," I explained while I dried the last pot from dinner. Still, no movement.
"You know that we've seen that, right?" he reminded me. "It's the one with the mom and the three daughters. There were a lot of cakes. Remember?! It was a one-timer." Tacit in that recounting: it was a one-timer and you've used up that one-time. Okay, fine. So, I had to watch the movie again, by myself, in the dead of night.