So this past weekend the husband and I ventured away from our usual theater (we had a gift card) to go see Jurassic World. We were both quite excited as we are both movie fanatics and dinosaur lovers. Well, about 30 minutes into the film, the power goes out in the theater. We waited, breathing abated, pending an update as to what on earth is going on. A theater employee walks in and tells us the movie will be back on shortly to just hold tight. We do so and the movie commences. About 5 minutes later…the power goes out again. This time we were told that the power would be out for an undetermined amount of time. We ended up snagging a rain check pass and leaving the theater. Most people would be angry at this turn of events, and as we witnessed, many people were. However, Ken and I could not stop laughing.
Why, you ask? Well, I have another quick story for you. I should start off by stating that we usually go to this one particular theater. It is not the most fancy or updated theater, but we always see a good film with high quality sound. The only other times we have ventured form this theater have been disastrous. Once, the air conditioning was out in the middle of the summer. Of course, that movie was Monster’s Inc 2 so all the children in the theater let us know the AC was out by wailing throughout the film.
My favorite “away from our normal movie theater” experience is the time we went with some friends to go see Godzilla in Imax 3D. About 40 minutes into the movie, right as a big explosion goes off in the actual film, the movie turns off and the theater sirens start going off. I’m not going to lie, at first I thought it was part of my paid experience. That is, until someone ran in screaming that there was a fire in the theater and we needed to evacuate immediately. Naturally, we headed towards the giant red EXIT signs, fling the doors open….to a giant hailstorm going on outside. I can’t make this shit up. So I’m like…fire in the theater…or giant balls of ice outside. We went with the masses and chose giant balls of ice. We also got a rain check coupon there and left. I would also like to add that the hale was so large my new car was damaged….eesh.
I’m not sure what the movie gods are trying to tell us exactly….but after this weekend we know better than to ever try to see a film elsewhere. What are we going to do if our theater ever shuts down??
Enough story time, although I hope you find the humor in our movie going experiences as much as I do. Today’s recipe has nothing to do with movies…at all. It has more to do with my new vegetable spiralizer that I am now in love with. So, I present to you, zoodles! (You can make this recipe without a veggie spiralizer and use a potato peeler instead, don’t worry). These particular zoodles are Asian inspired and let me just tell you….this sauce is phenomenal. I drank the remnants from my bowl when I was done….that good. It is peanuty with a nice toasted sesame flavor. The sauce itself is rich but the zoodles really pull it together and mellow it out until you are left with a super healthy, addicting meal or side. I actually loved this recipe so much that I didn’t share this one with Ken. I have been asked to make it again tonight so he can try it. Basically, what I am saying is make sure you are prepared to either eat this batch yourself or double it!
- 2 small zucchini
- 1 tbs toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbs tamari
- 2 tbs agave
- 1 tbs sriracha
- 1 tbs red wine vinegar
- 1 tbs peanut butter
- ¼ tsp dried ginger
- ½ tbs sesame seeds
- Optional Garnishes:
- Chopped, roasted peanuts
- Additional sesame seeds
- Sliced roasted red peppers
- Use vegetable spiralizer to make the 2 zucchini into noodles. If you don't have a vegetable spiralizer, you can make zucchini ribbons with a potato peeler instead.
- Combine all sauce ingredients except sesame seeds into food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour sauce, ½ tbs sesame seeds, and zoodles in a bowl and toss until zoodles are coated. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- You can serve cold or toss noodles in a medium heated pan for 5 minutes to make them hot. Before serving either temperature, add (if you choose to)remaining sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, and roasted red peppers.