Movie Night & Vegan Popcorn

My boyfriend is out of town, and I am home alone. So these days my buddy Netflix, and I get to hang out a lot in the evening. I tend to feel lonely when he goes on trips by himself, but binging my favorite shows helps to 

bring life, and laughter to these silent nights. So this goes out to all the other codependent boys, and girls out there. HERE ARE 5 SHOWS that bring the fun back to being home alone:

1.Designated Survivor: This show is one of the best, if not the best show out there right now. Kiefer Sutherland returns to the screen, and rocks as the leader of the white house. The suspense is almost unbearable, and the cast is fantastic.

2.Better Things: This is a real feel good show, that depicts the daily struggle of a single mom making a living while raising 3 girls. If you loved Runcle’s wife Marcy in Californication, you will love Pamela Adlon even more in this quirky, funny drama.

3.Love: Boys, and girls equally enjoy this show. The story depicts the beginning stages of the relationship between Mickey, a girl with issues, and Gus, a nerdy boy with little experience in the lady’s department.

4.Parenthood: I love this show so much. It is a real feel good show. Set in Berkeley, California, this show brings you instant happiness. If you miss Gilmore Girls, then Parenthood is what you need, since Lauren Graham is part of the cast.

5.Thirteen Reasons Why: This show revolves around the life, and death of Hannah Baker, and the mystery that goes on at her high school. At first I was not sure if I wanted to watch this show but I gave it a try, and soon was hooked.

What goes great with movie night? Right - popcorn! So here’s my quick, and easy recipe for homemade kettle corn:

1 Tbsp sunflower oil

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup dried corn kernels

Add the oil, and the sugar to a pan, and mix well. Then add the corn, and set the heat to medium. Cover the pan with a lid, and occasionally stir so that the sugar doesn’t burn. It will take a couple of minutes until the corn starts to pop. Once that happens, wait half a minute, then remove the pan from the heat.

Once the corn stopped popping, remove the lid, and add the kettle corn to a bowl. Don’t open the lid too early, since sugar gets much hotter than water, and popping corn could burn your skin. Also: Remove any unpopped corn kernels before you start eating to avoid toothache. All done! Enjoy!

Love, Peppa.