Don't worry, we're "taking time for ourselves" and all that jazz, we're not the kid-obsessed parents you might be fearing (I mean, duh, have you read my blog?), we're just usually really terrible at planning things and wait until the last minute, for well, everything.
So "date night" to us, has turned into, put on our least-scrubby looking jeans, favorite tops, flip flops and throw something in the oven while watching whatever new movie has been released.
Close to a year ago we gave up cable for good. We said peace out to our $120 cable bill and now we pay $16 a month for Hulu Plus and Netflix. So when I got an email asking if I'd heard of the independent comedy "The Happy Poet," I of course perused my Netflix instant queue. And sure enough, this little gem was on it. Imagine my
surprise excitement when I was then asked by Cinema Libre Studio to not only do a fun little write-up for the movie, but to actually host a giveaway?
I'm telling you folks, it's a win-win this vegan thing. So on our last movie night, my husband and I settled in and watched "The Happy Poet" while we made a homemade vegan squash lasagna with kohlrabi ricotta! (Recipe will be posted this week!)
This is a clever, sweet little movie. It's directed, written and starring Paul Gordon and it's a tale about a man who wants to do something more than sell hot dogs out of a cart. He wants to offer organic food, vegan food - namely an eggless egg sald - at the right cost. I was taken all the way back to my honeymoon in Portland where we ate from a bijillion different food trucks for the first time ever!
It's not just about hot dogs though, folks, this movie has a lot of heart and packs some laughs. The cast is down-to-earth, believable and you find yourself rooting for them throughout the movie. I will say it's more suitable for date night with adult eyes only, as there are some references to marijuana (it didn't detract from the movie at all, I just didn't want anyone to be blindsided).
Are you ready to win this awesome combo pack for your next date night? I'm giving a copy of "The Happy Poet" and an apron with the infamous eggless egg salad recipe on it provided by Cinema Libre to one super lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite date night movie meal is. Do you like to stay at home and make up a romantic meal? Or do you prefer to go out?
For additional entries to win, "like" Chubby Vegan Mom on Facebook and let me know on there what your date night go-to meal is! Share this contest with Facebook friends for another chance to win! And if that's not enough opportunity to win, follow Chubby Vegan Mom on Twitter and share this contest for another entry! Woot!
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Take the legwork out of your next movie night!
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