CEG’s recommendations for what to eat and drink during your quarantine movie marathon 

As we inch closer to summer, a lot of us are itching to get outdoors and soak up the sun. We have a very unique season ahead of us, during this uncertain time. When we normally would be planning backyard BBQs, pool parties or weekend getaways, now we are tasked with finding creative ways to make the best of our time at home. We put together a list of movies and shows to pair with food and drinks from some of our favorite clients. Hopefully, this can make staying indoors a little easier for you.

 

What to watch: Julie and Julia (2009)

This film shares Julia Child’s experience of conquering French cuisine. Her story is intertwined with Julie Powell’s personal challenge to cook her way through all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” cookbook. While the two characters are separated by time, they both are connected by a thirst to master each recipe.

 

Julie and Julia will inspire you to get into the kitchen and whip up your own home cooked meal. No need to enroll in culinary school, because Home Chef will allow you to effortlessly create delicious meals. Their weekly recipe rotation allows you to cook something new every night, just like the main characters in this film.

 

 

What to watch: Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool is an unconventional superhero movie. Wade Wilson becomes Deadpool after an evil scientist makes him the subject of an experiment, leaving him with accelerated healing powers. Deadpool uses his sense of humor to break the fourth wall and his newfound skills to hunt down the man that ruined his looks and his life.

While none of us are developing any superpowers while staying at home, we can expand on our existing strengths. Snack on a Verb bar for a jitter-free boost of energy. Stay alert and focused with any of the 4 delicious flavors they offer.

 

 

What to watch: The Good Place (2016)

The Good Place is a show about Eleanor Shellstrop’s journey navigating an interesting version of Heaven in the afterlife. She feels out of place, but finds herself creating unexpected connections with new friends, who help her as she works to better herself.

Watch The Good Place for an easy laugh and pair it with a bowl of Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn from Safe and Fair. Early in the series, Eleanor notices an abundance of frozen yogurt shops in her new neighborhood, and Safe and Fair’s Birthday Cake Granola could serve as a great topping for a cup of froyo.

 

 

What to watch: The Great Gatsby (2013)

Set in New York during the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby is a story that explores themes of money, love and power. Jay Gatsby is a young and mysterious self-made millionaire, who seems to be absent from the decadent parties he hosts.

 

While quarantine may limit your ability to throw an opulent soiree like Jay Gatsby, you can still host a virtual viewing party and indulge in a glass of champagne while viewing this over the top production. Winc curates and delivers handcrafted wines to fit your taste. Invite your friends to a Zoom call and uncork a bottle from the #1 Rated Modern Wine Club to view this movie together.

 

What to watch: Parks And Recreation (2009)

Leslie Knope works tirelessly in the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department, with the hopes of bringing more fun to her town. This ensemble comedy is often compared to The Office because of the production style, where characters often break the fourth wall to address viewers.
Leslie is always up to something new, so an on-the-go breakfast like Oats Overnight would be the perfect meal choice to start her day. One of the show’s most quotable lines is “treat yo self,” which would be easy to do with a delicious high protein, low sugar shake. If you have a sweet tooth like Leslie, we have a feeling the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cacao Crunch would be your favorite flavor.

What to watch: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

If you need a break from working from home but don’t know how to avoid the office when it’s based in your living room, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the perfect escape. Ferris cuts class to adventure around Chicago with his best friends and gets away with it.

Ferris is always on-the-go and Chomps are the perfect snack for a journey like his. Packed with protein and delicious flavor, these meat sticks are easy to grab from the pantry so you won’t have to miss a scene during your mid-movie snack break.

Staying home won’t be easy this summer, but we can make the best of it. Let us know which of these movie / foodie pairings is your favorite! Be sure to follow CDC guidelines if you decide to host a viewing party.

Bon Appetit!