by Liz on 01.30

Winter has officially set in and, in addition to bits of snow and a little ice, the air is sharp and chilly.

Totally destroying our desire to take “walks.”


Instead, we’ve taken to huddling around Netflix.

Oh, television. So cheap. So warm.


Lately, I’ve had a taste for British TV. All coincidentally, of course. Everyone raved about Downton Abbey and I fell in love with the intrigue, the gossip, the CLOTHES. Then came Luther and a slight crush on Idris Elba (tall, dark, and handsome: now featuring a great accent).

And now, we’ve moved on to Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant. Once you get past the horrible logo (really?), it’s fantastic- especially if you, like me, no longer have access to cable and are suffering from Food Network withdrawal.

The only problem now is that our paltry little PB&J lunches and fried egg dinners seem a tad blander, by comparison.

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craftosaurus says:
Jan 30, 2012 9:48 am

I so very much relate to this. Cold weather + stress = wanting to hunker down and watch TV while eating comfort food.

Incidentally, while I know you didn’t ask for suggestions, black beans and rice is super economical to make, and it’s tasty and comforting. Made with brown rice, it’s extra nutritious as well. (The trifecta!)


Erin says:
Jan 30, 2012 3:49 pm

If you work your way through the old Dick Van Dyke show archives, like we do, Laura Petrie’s ’60s era dried-out pot roasts and peanut butter avocado dip will cheer you right up! (Oh Netflix, you overcome my anti-TV antipathy so easily without commercials…)


Trisha says:
Jan 30, 2012 9:30 pm

We’ve been hunkering down with Netflix too. It’s too cold to be outdoors right now.


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