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If you follow me on @thechutneylife you know my hubs and I have tried to keep up with our normally scheduled date nights whenever possible. Since we can’t go out to our favorite restaurants, we try to make the most of it by getting a little dressed up and treating ourselves to some wine and cheese! It’s given Friday’s a whole new feel during these strange times!

We’ve been enjoying this Decoy Chardonnay versus the reds we’re usually into because it’s perfectly crisp, light, and pairs so well with cheese (especially my coconut curry cashews)! Most of our date nights revolve around watching a new show or movie together and I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy to find the stuff we both agree on. My husband is a fan of documentaries, dramas, and basically really intense stuff whereas I’m more of a light-hearted, rom-com kind of gal! Yet, over the years we’ve managed to find common ground and both of us are often surprised when we like each other’s choices!

Spending quality time with each other during quarantine has proved to be more difficult than we both thought but planning these date nights at home and adding the little touches has made things a little more exciting and both look forward to unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of a long week. I love being silly and texting my husband a reminder a few hours before to say “don’t be late for happy hour, usual place!” and I definitely get way more of a kick out of it than he does, lol.

Today I’m breaking down not only a complete list of our favorite shows and movies (Bollywood included!) but also some of my “go-to” items for my cheeseboards, including pictures of the cheeses I always grab from my local grocery store. I also managed to get my husband to sit still for a few moments so we could capture this date night! If you’re like us you probably rarely take pictures together too! So go ahead and set your phone camera on a timer, clink your wine glasses and commemorate this special date night at home <3

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Favorite Cheeses:

Fromager D’Affinois // Sottocenere Al Tartufo // Yancey’s Fancy Buffalo Wing Cheddar Cheese // Manchego // Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar // Celebrity Goat Cheese // Boursin Garlic & Herb 

Also On My Cheese Boards:

Pita Chips // sliced baguette // crackers // sliced apples // sliced pears // white truffle honey // fig jam // strawberry jam // popcorn // mixed nuts // olives // Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce // sliced carrots // cheese straws

Favorite snacks:

Coconut Curry Cashews/ Cilantro Hummus / Peanut Cheese Chaat  



Also as promised, here is a breakdown of all the movies, tv shows & series we’ve enjoyed watching together – each one is even better with a glass of wine and heaping amounts of cheese! 

TV Shows/Series:

The Americans // Homeland //  Game of Thrones // Breaking Bad // How to Make a Murderer // Jack Ryan // Curb Your Enthusiasm // Sons of Anarchy //Peeky Blinders // Billions // Godfather of Harlem // Sneaky Pete // Succession


Instant Family // Avatar// Crazy Stupid Love // Prisoners // Rain Man // The Green Mile // Manchester by the Sea // Greenbook // Interstellar // Parasite // The Greatest Showman // The Terminal // Wedding Crashers // How to Lose A Guy in 10 days // American Sniper //

Bollywood Movies:

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara // Three Idiots // Lunchbox // Airlift // Dil Dhadakne Do // Raazi // Queen // The Sky is Pink // Drishyam // Ghajini // Dangal