Welcome to the first edition of Food-Beer-Movie. This article will focus on 3 things to set your night off right.
Here I will give you a food recipe that I’ve either created or a favorite of mine, beer recommendation, and finish it off with a movie to fit the tone.
Today’s recipe is now a standard in my home. I made this first from scratch mixing, and now perfected. This simple sandwich is just right when you are looking for something filling, hot, and full of melty-deliciousness. This is good for a quick lunch, but just as good for a early evening dinner. I bring you:
The Holy Shit (named for the noise you should make after your first bite)
What you need:
A crunchy French bread (find a 12 inch if you can-FRESH only!)
1/2 Red Onion (cut the onion and break the rings out
A couple of sour pickle slices
2 Slices Colby Cheese, 2 Slices Pepper-Jack Cheese
1 tablespoon of butter (melted)
2 slices of cooked bacon (optional)
6 slices of Ham, 6 slices of Roast Beef (use the good stuff and you can put more or less to your own taste)
Pre-Heat the oven to 350
For this sandwich you will want to start by cutting the bread in half. Cover the top and bottom of the bread with the melted butter. Mix the mayo and mustard together and spread on the bread on the inside top and bottom. Next place the meat, pickles, bacon, red onion rings, and top with the cheese. Close the sandwich and place it in the oven for 5-8 minutes. The cheese should be melted and the outside of the bread should be golden.
And that is it. Easy to make and the crunch is what makes this sandwich so good. Enjoy
After your sandwich has made its way to your belly, it is time to crack open a cold one.
Today’s Beer is:
Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale (brewed close to me in Hershey, PA)
From the Tröegs Website
Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%
Hop Bitterness (IBUs): 55
Color (SRM): Amber
Availability: Year Round
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Cascade, Williamette, Nugget
HopBack Hops: Nugget, Crystal
This beer in one word is: Delicious. It smells amazing with some citrus, some malt, a little piney with some caramel. This beer looks beautiful in the glass with probably the perfect amber description ever. The taste hits you right away and lingers on the after taste. This is a beer that is insanely drinkable and can get on top of you quick if you let it. It is refreshing and tasty, and you won’t go wrong with a couple of these any night.
Click here to take a look at the description from the website
Now that your belly is full and you are enjoying a cold one, it is time to finish off the night with a flick.
Tonight’s pick for this pairing couldn’t be more American:
A classic action film that gets right what so many action films don’t. It is fun, intense, and an altogether satisfying film, just like the food and beer you’ve enjoyed already.
Thanks for checking out the first edition of Food-Beer-Movie. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and will be back for the next round!