Welcome to Winter friends! We are getting chilly weather all over the country and nothing says snow day to me like a good binge watching session and some amazing food. It is no secret around these parts (aka Erin Haight HQ) that I am obsessed with my Netflix account (we have a thing, its no big deal), and I have discovered some ‘must see’ shows I have to tell you about….and of course food to eat while you watch starting with breakfast….
Peaky Blinders – Four words for ya, (ok, five if you count and…); Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Holy wow! Not only does this show provide some SERIOUS eye candy, it is SO GOOD! Its set in Birmingham England in 1919 just after the first world war. The story centers on the Irish gang the Peaky Blinders and their ambitious and highly cunning boss Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy. (via Wikipedia) Its full of period clothing, edge of your seat suspense, crime, love, violence (not for the kiddos!) and some serious dysfunctional family stuff. You guys, trust a sister….WATCH.THIS.SHOW!! (There are 3 seasons with a 4th beginning filming in March 2017)
Dexter– Ok, listen don’t judge me! Ha! I know I was waaaay behind on this one but OH MY GAH! I don’t even mind the gasps from the peanut gallery, because wow…just wow. I literally JUST finished it this weekend and I have no words. Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn’t just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he’s a serial killer — but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life. (via IMDB) You watch this whole show just waiting for him to get caught…..every episode takes your breath away all the way to the very end. Also, I LOVED the way it ended. (You, ever watch a show, get to the last episode and the ending totally sucked?! No closure, no direction?! Ya, me too. Seinfeld, I’m lookin’ at you!) Dexter was perfection! If for some crazy reason you haven’t seen Dexter….get it in your cue asap! (There are 8 season total)
Happy Valley– IF you have not seen this show; OH MY GAH! My dad told me about this and thank goodness he did. My mom and him happened to catch it on BBC while they were vacationing in London two years ago and told me I had to watch it. “A police sergeant dealing with personal tragedy investigates cases in a small West Yorkshire town.” (Via Imdb) The one thing I will say is that the British accents are THICK, so once you get past that, you will be hooked. promise! (There are 2 seasons so far)
The Crown- I have always been fascinated with “The Royals” and this Netflix original series completely satiates my obsession with the family. I always knew Queen Elizabeth was kind of a bad ass, but I had no idea just how much of a bad ass she was! “The Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times.” (Via Imdb) I am HOOKED! (There are 2 seasons so far)
House of Cards– I.Can’t. Even! Why have you not watched this show yet?! OMG! Claire Underwood. Nuff said. “Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip. After being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, he initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, and power.” (Via Wikipedia)
Alright, gang, you have A LOT of tv to watch! But wait…hold on…we need snacks!! No worries, I got ya covered:
I like to get my Netflix going early, so I like to start with a little breakfast.
These egg less pancakes are the bomb.com!!! Get the recipe here.
By mid day I need a little salty snack and my friends over at Simply 7 totes has our back on this one. I am currently have a torrid love affair with these BBQ quinoa chips. If I could insert that cute little heart eye emoji, I would! They sent me TWO boxes full of yummy healthy snacks so that I wouldn’t go snack less during my binge sessions. Try em out and tell em I sent ya!
Time for an epic dinner, cause man, I’m whopped and I need some energy to carry on. I found this recipe on foodiecrush.com a few months back, and I can ONLY do my burgers this way now! (Photo c/o foodiecrush.com) (because I always eat mine before I think to take a good blog worthy photo :/……)
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