Considering we are facing a global health crisis, we should all get comfortable with doing things differently from now on, like socialising or keeping busy. Whether you are using the Houseparty app to watch movies with your mates or keeping it low key at home with that special someone in your life – you have to have a snack to accompany the moment.
A night-in can be a party of the senses if you choose the right bite and the right TV moment to go with it. Here are some quick snacks for a night-in no matter what you are watching:
A Hearty Salad
Fancy something fresh and bright but satisfying too? A bulgur wheat salad is a perfect salad for a winter night-in. It combines bulgar wheat, one of the grains of the future, with fresh flavours like cherry tomatoes and spring onions to give you a substantial salad that is short on prep time but long on flavour. This is the model meal to enjoy while you laugh and cry with Grace and Frankie – preferably on your own because this is not going to be a bowl you want to share.
Add a little extra spice to binge-watching your favourite crime drama because Blood and Water is so much better over a plate of spicy, cheesy, moreish Jalapeno poppers and your favourite cold beverage. Jalapeno poppers are the best snack food to enjoy if you like something a little zingy because they are the perfect balance between salty, creamy, spicy and savoury. These babies are certainly not dubbed ‘poppers’ for no reason because once you pop, you can’t stop.
Peri-Peri Chargrilled Chicken Wings
Few things can rival a really good chicken wing, and when they are cooked on the braai they go to the next level. The smoky char of a wing coated in a spicy, sticky glaze is about as close to heaven as you can get from a meal. If you are going to sit down to watch a long, serious drama or thriller, this is the snack to enjoy with it. Serve them with a cooling chicken wing dip, and you have the perfect duo – like Cam & Mitchell, Sherlock & Watson or Rick and Morty – ‘nuff said.
These little guys are like the best centre ground between a chip and a full out meal – ideal for enjoying in front of the telly. The taco is like a textbook envelope of corn chip stuffed with flavoursome fish goujons and loaded with a pepper slaw. These one-handed morsels are great because you don’t need any cutlery eat, so there is less washing up at the end of it all. They are super simple to make but loaded with flavour.
Whether you are looking for cheap dinner ideas or dinner ideas for kids, what’s for dinner should be your go-to for delicious food. These and more fantastic foods are perfect when you a trying to figure out what’s for dinner tonight.