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Friday, May 1, 2015

HEY YOU GUUUUUYS! All Goonies join us in the kitchen for #FoodnFlix!

May 2015 edition of Food 'n Flix hosted at, featuring The Goonies!
Raise your hand if you grew up in the 80's. Remember the movies you loved? The Karate Kid, E.T., Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Back to the Future, Heathers, Say Anything, License to Drive, The Lost Boys, and of course THE GOONIES! Our generation really brought cursing to another level. We could have a swear-down with the best of them. I wonder what our parents thought of the language coming out of the mouths of the kids in these movies we watched so often that the video tapes were worn thin. But man, they were the shit.

I've seen all of those movies I listed about countless times, but The Goonies was, and still is, one of my favorite movies (don't tell River, Ralph, or Christian). I used to stare at posters of Sean Astin ripped from BOP or Teen Beat and taped neatly to my wall. If only I'd realized how hot Brand was going to grow up to be. But hey, he was too old for me at the time. I still have a soft spot for Sean. So when my husband met, sat and talked for an entire hour with him...and casually mentioned it after the fact, I had a mini freak-out session. How rude. I expect covert texting to alert me to such occurrences. It's not like I introduced him to Samwise Gamgee or anything. Anyway, I digress. Don't worry, I'll get over it. One day. When I'm dead.

Back to the matter at hand. Since Food 'n Flix has made its way home this month, I decided to challenge everybody to think outside of the box with a movie that's not normally considered a "foodie movie", but actually has quite a few points of inspiration scattered throughout—The Goonies!

So, when you sit down to watch this month's pick, keep your eyes peeled and your notebook handy. There's obvious inspiration, right from the opening scene (think Chunk and the food and drink he plasters on the window to watch the police chase). Actually Chunk is in quite a few of the obvious scenes, with ideas like pizza, candy bars, milkshakes, potato chips, ice cream.
Chunk, ice cream
But there are also quite a few of those "thinking outside of the box moments" opportunities I mentioned earlier, if you really open your mind. Maybe something made in a blender? Or perhaps a little movie theater food. Maybe you want to make a copycat Godfather's pizza? And I'm definitely hoping that somebody runs with "the only thing on the menu" at Fratelli's.

I think one of the most classic scenes from the movie can inspire all sorts of kitchen inspiration, as well. Sweet...savory...cheesy...chocolatey...everybody loves a little truffle shuffle.
doing the truffle shuffle
And let's not forget that there's a whole bunch of "Italian" in The Goonies. Whether inspired by Mouth's ambitious order or something more obvious. Let's just say that the possibilities are endless, and cannot wait to see what everybody comes up with this month. There is definitely enough inspiration to go around.

But hey, if everybody wants to make pepperoni pizza, I'm okay with that too, as long as nobody kills each other over it.
Let's kill each other over pepperoni.

How to participate in Food 'n Flix:
Food 'n Flix club logo
1. Watch this month's chosen film (The Goonies). Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something.
2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS POST and a link to Food 'n Flix. Use of the logo is optional.
3. You must post must be current (during month of film). And of course we don't mind if your post is linked to other events...the more the merrier.
4. Have fun with it!
5. Email your entries to me at: girlichef (at) yahoo (dot) com and include:
  • Your name
  • Your blog's name and URL
  • The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you're submitting
  • Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to "pull" one from your post)
  • Indicate "Food 'n Flix Submission" in the subject line
Deadline for submission is: May 29, 2015 
Watch for the roundup to be posted shortly after this deadline!