Spring is in the air! Let’s lighten the mood this month with comedies to make you belly-laugh and a drool-worthy kettle chip appetizer to put in your face.
Can you go wrong with Simon Pegg? I’m going with no. He stars with Ophelia Loviland in this classic; boy meet the wrong girl, the wrong girl rolls with it, a romantic comedy–heavy on the comedy.
If you are missing Orange Is The New Black then catch up with Taylor Schilling in this movie about a playdate turned overnight that these two parents will never forget. Make sure the kids are in bed for this one!
Welcome To Me
Kristen Wiig out does herself in this offbeat comedy about a lottery winner who decides to go off her meds and buy a talk show. She gives the world the gift of herself, every beautiful, bizarre part of herself.
My throwback for the month! If the everyday political chaos we have going on right now is too much for you, catch this Reese Witherspoon movie about a highschool student who really wants to win student body president.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
If you haven’t caught this one yet, you are missing out! Elli Kemper is amazing, and you have time to catch up before the second season airs, beginning April 15!
Once you catch up on Season 1 come back and check out the trailer for Season 2–spoilers! Seriously, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Need something to munch on while you giggle? Try these Blue Cheese Bacon Kettle Chips with carmelized onions and balsamic vinegar:
- Carmelized onions
- Balsamic vinegar
- Applewood smoked bacon (or regular bacon, if you’re not picky)
- Blue cheese
- Kettle chips
For instructions on how to carmelize onions, click here. That’s really the only part that requires instruction. Preheat oven to 350. After that, fry up your bacon and crumble it. Spread the kettle chips in an even layer in a baking pan. Sprinkle with vinegar, onions, bacon, and blue cheese to taste. Crisp in oven for 3 to 4 minutes while salivating heavily.
Beverage pairing suggestions: If you’re a beer person, an IPA has a nice hoppy aftertaste that will complement the savoriness of the chips and vinegar and will really bring out the flavor of the bacon. Another good choice would be a stout, like Guinness or Young’s Double Chocolate. The malt works well with this appetizer. If you prefer wine, try a nice rosé or a bubbly Prosecco. Those bright notes will be perfect with the tangy cheese and salty bacon. Enjoy!