Datecation 2.0: Hot Wings and Hot Tub Time Machine

by Rachel on July 16, 2010

Good morning! Happy Summer Friday to you all!

So yesterday, Eric and I realized we’d been neglecting one BHN: sleep! We agreed to make it a Blockbuster night and a set bedtime so that we would have plenty of energy for a great weekend.

Our chill night started with a chill two-hour chat about very important topics, that really kept going back to how much I hate sharks. (Fucking prehistoric sea monsters if you ask me.) Then we got rolling on dinner: Healthy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas from my girl Sophie at Yumventures!

Sophie also had the recipe for Caesar Turkey Burgers that I made on my last trip here. I love all her recipes and this quesadilla remix did not disappoint. Using pre-cooked chicken and Frank’s Hot Wing sauce made it so easy. I made the filling and then Eric manned the grilling (because that’s what men do, right?) while I sauteed some green beans in butter. It was way too hot to think about cooking an elaborate meal, but this still definitely felt like a “real” dinner. After dinner we sipped on tequila sunrises and then it was time for our Blockbuster night.

Enter…“Hot Tub Time Machine.”


I have actually been wanting to see this movie since it was in theaters. I mean, it looked so stupid, but I felt like it was hiding a heart of gold under that ridiculous title. And…I was right! Seriously, we both laughed out loud through this entire movie. It’s totally good ridiculous; not as funny as “The Hangover,” but it’s up there. I actually feel compelled to watch it again.

After the movie, we totally delayed sleep to make a snack: banana soft serve from Gena at Choosing Raw. Gena says the recipe will change your life, and she is right. All you do is put frozen bananas in the blender and let them go. I had been telling Eric about it, so we decided to make it as another gelato alternative. I haven’t had it in a while but it was as good as I remember. We topped it with a crushed Graham cracker and some melted chocolate and it was pretty damn good.

I’m currently in my favorite spot: chilling with a bunch of white dudes in polo shirts who come to this Panera on Friday mornings. I love them; they are just so Southern and so white. This morning they are discussing golf and booze. And today they’ve taken an interest in me and offered me pastries, checked out my laptop, and asked me all about social media. We’re having a grand old time.

I feel like it’s going to be a great day and I’m so excited for the weekend! Have a great one!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MelissaNibbles July 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

How could Hot Tub Time Machine be anything less than super awesome? Seriously? I loved every second.


2 Rachel's Mom July 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

Does this mean I’ll have to watch Hot Tub Time Machine when you get home, like that silly Hot, Wet Summer movie?


3 Nicole July 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

OMG Wet Hot American Summer is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME.


4 Rachel July 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Wet Hot is sooo good! Eric insisted I watch it and I am so glad I did!!


5 Alexa@Running the Road to Recovery July 16, 2010 at 11:30 am

I like to add frozen bananas to my protein shakes – they become soft serve ice cream protein shakes! Perfect with chocolate protein powder and a spoonful of peanut butter.


6 Rachel July 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Alexa — I had that exact thing for breakfast! I added coconut oil too!!


7 Trinidad Pena July 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I’m glad your datecation is going well! Crushed Graham cracker and some melted chocolate… I’m drooling!


8 sbg July 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

i loved hot tub time machine. so funny!

ps saw you in the MSU alumni magazine!! great article!


9 amanda July 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I just watched HotTub Time Machine and was laughing the whole time. Good stupid funny movie ya know!


10 Sophie @ yumventures July 19, 2010 at 6:57 am

Your quesadillas look amazing! I’m glad you liked them =) And Hot Tub Time Machine was amazingly awful — I loved every second of it, right down to the 80s ski clothes. I totally need to get a jumpsuit


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