Five Friday Favorites – At Home Meal and Movie Dates

Today for our five favorites we want to provide a fun way to enjoy a meal and a movie at home.

The idea is to take a movie you want to watch and prepare a meal around something from the story. It can be where the story takes place. It can be the ethnicity of the main characters. It can be copying the food from the menu of a restaurant featured in the movie. We have enjoyed doing this many times. Below are links to some we have done and some we have found on other blogs. Choose one that looks fun and plan your own Meal and a Movie.

  1. Movie: The King’s Speech, Meal: Veal Oscar with King Crab
  2. Movie: You’ve Got Mail, Meal: Sushi or choose from Cafe Lalo’s menu in the movie.
  3. Movie: Family Man, Meal: Diver Scallops with Artichoke Puree
  4. Movie: The Help, Meal: Fried Chicken, Grits, Chocolate Chess Pie and more
  5. Movie: The Hundred Foot Journey Meal: 29 recipes from which to choose


There are countless movies from which to choose for your Meal and a Movie Date Night. Which ones are your favorites?

(Don’t forget to find the secret letter in our Home Stretch Challenge. Hint: Look at the words highlighted in bold.)

This is our 26th post in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in April.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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11 Responses to Five Friday Favorites – At Home Meal and Movie Dates

  1. Sue says:

    No offense, but I don’t think I can eat a Chocolate Chess Pie while watching “The Help.” Just saying…

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Sue, No offense taken. I don’t think I could either, but I couldn’t write about The Help without mentioning it. It’s the one part of the story never forgotten.


  2. This sounds like fun and if I put my mind to it, I think I could have fun adding to your list but then it would probably take the romance out of it.

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  3. I never paid attention
    to the way films referenced food,
    but some may be worth mention
    for the bad or for the good.
    There’s Belushi’s ‘Animal House’
    and the mashed potatoes flying,
    but I think your date might grouse
    if that’s what you’d be trying.
    And then there’s ‘Lady And The Tramp’
    with the dogs eating spaghetti,
    by the light of a streetlamp;
    you’d kiss, too, I bet ye!
    But on ‘Butch Cassidy’, no improvin’:
    “House specialty, and it’s still movin’!”

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  4. Jeanine Byers says:

    What a fantastic idea!! I would start with You’ve Got Mail. LOVE that movie! There’s a moment in the movie when Meg Ryan puts her hand on her chest & looks slightly offended in a cute way. My son and I make that gesture frequently, and then laugh.

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    • Debi Walter says:

      That is my all-time favorite movie. I watch it every Fall. And I know the exact scene—in fact I have most of it memorized.
      You will love this Date idea.


  5. I love this idea. And it will make me pay attention to the food in movies in future, no doubt noticing all kind of little details that have escaped me before. But as another commenter mentioned, I’ll be giving The Help’s chocolate pie a miss!

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