Sometimes the best nights are those spent cozying up on a couch to watch a classic movie and to eat some tasty snacks.
Winter is the perfect season to relinquish any plans to leave the comfort of your home; it’s a time to put your feet up, light the fireplace, and fix together yummy snacks and a bit of hot cocoa for a snuggly night of cinema.
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”
Elves might have an expansive frame of knowledge about the inner workings of a toy, but if we’ve learned anything from the 2003 film, “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, elves don’t know much about food.
Elves may be able to bestow joy by packing gifts like legos, an Xbox, and your favorite DVDs, but they fall short on knowing about the intricacies of different cuisines—that’s where Chef’d come in. We pick up the slack that the elves put down. And it’s not their fault; there’s not much fine dining in the North Pole.
While elves might bring you boxes of toys, we bring you boxes of scrumptious meal kits. So while you watch your favorite holiday movies this winter, you can do so in style—with tasty snacks.
“Home Alone” and Doughnuts
In the classic winter flick, “Home Alone,” Kevin McCallister finds himself in his large home—alone. He had wished for his family to disappear, and this is what he believes had happened. But actually, his family had overslept, due to a power outage altering their alarm clocks. And in a panic and a rush to leave the house, his family leaves to the airport without him.
We don’t want to give too much of the plot away, but a couple burglars attempt to rob his house, so Kevin has to act beyond his years.
As you watch this film, you might also feel like a crime-fighting hero, so we suggest that you enjoy this movie with fluffy, warm doughnuts—the coveted crime-fighting snack.
Zac Young, a baking maverick, has Pumpkin Spiced Donuts that are so delicious, it’s tempting to want to steal the secret recipe. But here’s the real secret—you can have the recipe shipped right to your home. With pumpkin puree, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, these pumpkin spiced donuts taste just like Christmas.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Crostini
In Dr. Seus’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” it’s Christmas time in Whoville, and everybody is celebrating with much happiness and glee—everybody, except the Grinch.
As it turns out, the Grinch has a tragic past, and many of the citizens of Whoville are quick to dismiss him. It’s not until Cindy Lou, a sweet little girl with a big heart, decides that the Grinch should be given another chance by society.
But, does the Grinch accept this second chance? And does society ever accept him back into their graces? The only way to find out is by watching the movie. And the only way to really watch the movie is to watch it with a tasty snack, like Burrata and Fig Jam Crostini.
This snack is made on a demi baguette, with burrata cheese, prosciutto, fig jam, and arugula. The burrata cheese is very mild, which allows for the fig jam to take center stage in flavor.
With a bit of balsamic drizzled on top, this snack holds many flavor profiles in one bite; the complexity of flavor is a reminder of the complexities of society.
“The Polar Express,” and Snowball Fight Cookies
Imagine hopping on a train that’s on its way to the North Pole. This is what happens in “The Polar Express.” A few young kids are lucky enough to have a chance to meet Santa, himself. Of course, a few things go wrong on their way to the North Pole. The kids have to do things that they never even thought were possible, like skipping train cars and coming close to a big herd of caribou.
This movie is about friendship, tenacity, and keeping alive the childlike wonder of Christmas. There’s no better snack to enjoy while watching this movie than Snowball Fight Cookies.
These traditional cookies are smothered in powdered sugar, so they taste sweet and they’re fun to throw at your siblings—just don’t let Mom catch you.
How do You Get Into the Holiday Season?
What’s your favorite movie to watch during the winter holiday season? Do you have a go-to snack that you like to pair with your go-to movie? Do you watch these movies all year long, or do you wait for winter time to enjoy them? Leave us a comment or a question and we’ll be sure to get back to you!