If you are like me (and most human beings) you cannot resist the combo of salty + sweet, or the sirens call of Netflix. Quality snacking and this TV/movie addict enabler seem to go hand in hand quite nicely. Below you'll find the recipe for both (if you can even call it that, it's all really simple) plus my biased choices for the best things to stream on Netflix.
The following's adapted from Giada's recipe -
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup oil
3-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary (chopped)
Salt to taste
Stir the kernels, oil, and rosemary in a heavy, large pot - cooking on medium heat until the kernels have popped. Halfway through cooking give it a shake (so the kernels don't burn) approx. 3 minutes.
*My favorite trick to making sure the oil's hot enough is to put the oil in the pan, turn the burner to medium, and pop in a couple kernels. Once those have popped you're good to put in the rest. Saves you on waiting time!
When it's done popping serve immediately. Pour the remaining oil over the popcorn and salt to taste.
If you want to make the rosemary infused oil ahead of time, check out Giada's original recipe.
If we've talked in the past couple of weeks then you know that I've been fixated on trying this. I've heard only good things about the milk stout float, plus it involves two of my favorite things, so naturally I had to try it. Using Left Hand Brewery's Milk Stout and the dulce de leche Haagen Dazs was a match made in heaven. *DISCLAIMER* this should be your dinner one night, it's far too rich to follow a proper meal.
That being said - the caramel paired nicely with the roasted malt and coffee flavors found in this particular milk stout (which to be fair is tasty in its own right).
If you feel like treating yourself to a night in then you just can't go wrong with this combo. Throw in some Netflix and you might never leave. Get cozy for the night you homebody you.
Here are my totally biased selections of the best of Netflix -
The Mind of a Chef - Produced/narrated by Anthony Bourdain, this show takes you into the world of David Chang, restaurateur at Momofuku & renowned chef. He also created Lucky Peach magazine along with Peter Meehan (who frequently appears in the show). It's one part "Good Eats" and one part "No Reservations". Totally entertaining, plus you'll learn a lot!
Doctor Who - It's back with new episodes (and the new Doctor!) this August.
Coming To America - I had somehow never seen this. Please save yourself and watch it if you haven't already.
How to Marry a Millionaire - Come for Marilyn Monroe, stay for Lauren Bacall.
Kings of Pastry - Look, I'm completely serious when I say that this is one of my all-time favorite documentaries. It follows a group of top-level pâtissiers through the most rigorous pastry competition in France (Meilleur Ouvriers de France aka MOF). To give you an idea, it's tantamount to winning a gold medal.
Fargo - This is just a friendly reminder that this amazing movie is still on Netflix. Plus it's funny again now that the temperatures are no longer frigid.