Off-the-'Cobb' Salad with Seared Chicken & Summer Squash
Dinner and a movie is a classic combination. That is why Turner Classic Movies has partnered with PeachDish to bring you delicious menus inspired by some of the greatest movies ever made. This June we offer meals inspired by some of the iconic Hollywood musicals spotlighted in TCM’s Mad About Musicals!, airing all day Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. We suggest the Off-the-"Cobb" Salad for Singin’ in the Rain, airing Tuesday, June 19th at 8:00pm ET on TCM. One of the true marvels of Singin’ in the Rain is how, even after dozens of viewings, its magic doesn’t diminish. Stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor masterfully demonstrate just how good a musical can be. By returning to the genre’s very beginnings, MGM created a work that spans the entirety of musicals in a way that is utterly timeless. And those musical numbers! From lyrical to boisterous, each is a gem. The Brown Derby restaurant is a Hollywood landmark, referenced by Debbie Reynolds in the song, “You Are My Lucky Star.” Legend has it that Cobb salad – made with chicken, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes and bacon – originated here when owner Bob Cobb went foraging through the kitchen for a midnight snack. Our salad is created in a similar way, using what we can find around us in the South at the peak of summer. The crunchy sweetness of corn and summer squash play perfectly off tender lettuce (and doesn’t even require cooking). In the spirit of new twists on the tried-and-true, this salad is worth singing about!