Indulgent, sloth-like weekends are the best.
I’ve been busy for as long as I can humanly remember and since September, every single one of my Saturdays had been booked out until mid-December, which is just all kinds of crazystupid. So when our friend cancelled dinner on us last Saturday night, Panu and I looked at each other and were like OMG DON’T TELL ANYONE! We’re staying in and WATCHING MOVIES!
Staying in is a godsend. Aside from the Saturday night dinner, we didn’t have much planned the rest of the weekend and so decided to catch up on some movies we’d missed on the big screen.
Curled up on the couch, wrapped in our spare double duvet (because holy shit what happened to the London weather this weekend?), snacks in one hand, blackberry in the other (I. Can’t. Not. Tweet.) we settled in and watched a brilliant selection of movies which left me in tears, in fear, and ogling eye candy. Not at the same time. Mostly.
First up was Toy Story 3. It was one of those movies (like Eat Love Pray) which I had all the intention of watching on the big screen but time goes by much more quickly than The Righteous Brothers would have you believe. I finally got around to seeing it and though I still miss dear Wheezy, the other characters do *awesome* at delivering yet another storyline built so strongly (yet not too nauseously) around friendship and the end made me cry 🙁
For something a little (or maybe completely) different, we then watched Paranormal Activity. I had the duvet ready over my eyes but can I be totally honest here? And it’s not because I’m like, trying to sound tough because goddammit, I’ll be the first to admit I’m a big baby, but honestly? It wasn’t that scary. Except for the bit where <SPOILER ALERT… although I’m quite sure everyone else has already seen the movie> the demon pulls her out of bed! WHAT THE FUCK!
We wrapped up our little movie marathon with something a little lighter – The Losers. I’ve adored Jeffrey Dean Morgan since he was Denny on Grey’s Anatomy (ahhhhh, his dying scene with Izzie still pulls at my heart strings!) and Chris Evans is also in it, so I switched off my brain and absorbed the eye candy.
We managed to unravel ourselves from the duvet and leave the comfort of home a couple of times over the weekend in search of food, but mainly I survived on snacks from the fridge which included chocolate, stroopwafels and a big fat juicy mango.
What I so desperately wished I had though were these delicious salted caramel & chocolate popcorn bars! I made them a couple of weeks ago, following Edd Kimber’s recipe (which was borrowed from Marcus Wareing) and they would have made the most ideal companion for a lazy movie marathon at home.
They’re super easy to make and so fricking delicious, I wish I had got off my behind and made some but you know, duvet, warmth… lazy… need I say more?
Anyway, here’s to another week. I hope everyone had a good weekend too! x
|Salted caramel & chocolate popcorn bars|
|1 x 85 gram packet salted microwave popcorn
300 grams caster sugar
150 grams unsalted butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
60 grams dark chocolate
|Makes a lot!|