The weekend is finally here, and now you get to sit back, relax, and watch Netflix all weekend long — time to catch up Scandal, House of Cards, and all your other favorite drama-filled shows. Now that you have your binge-watching schedule set, don’t get comfy on the couch until you’ve seen these recipes for Frozen Sangria, Bacon Peanut Caramel Corn, and Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Popcorn is a movie theatre and a TV-watching must, but the buttered variety is a little boring. Spice up your popcorn for your Netflix binge-watch with caramel, peanuts, and bacon. This recipe elevates a simple popcorn recipe to the next level.
Your chocolate chip cookies are only as good as the chocolate you use, so buy spring for the high-quality stuff — our recipe calls for a couverture 64-percent cocoa paste chocolate. Valrhona, Cacao Barry, Felchlin, and Dagoba are all great brands to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Crunchy popcorn and sweet chocolate chip cookies are the only two delicious snacks you need to watch Netflix.
Wash down your popcorn and chocolate chips with a cool and refreshing drink: sangria. This sangria recipe, given to The Daily Meal by best-selling cookbook author David Venable, highlights plenty of mango, peach, white wine, and brandy, resulting in a tantalizing slushy made just for adults. This is a little stronger than a glass of wine, so you’ll be able to handle all of the Scandal drama.
Now all that’s left to do is order take-out and have a great night.