I love the Oscars. As D says, it’s like my Superbowl.
BTW, can we stop for a second and talk about how great is Jennifer Lawrence? She just seems so normal. And poor thing, falling again going up to accept her award. Love her. Can’t wait for Catching Fire…. squeeeeee!
(Image courtesy of Tumblr, enthusiasticeffietrinket)
I also love throwing Oscars parties. Well, let’s be honest, I love any excuse to throw a party.
For this year’s Oscars I tried to be all clever and such with my food choices. Example A: Silver Linings Slutty Brownies. I originally was planning on making them from scratch, a la Gaby Dalkin, but then the weekend got away from me so I went with the original filthy recipe by The Londoner. Chocolate chip cookies + double stuffed oreos + and then an extra thick brownie layer. Major hit.
Also on the menu? Artichoke go F*#k Yourself Dip. I would normally not be so crude, but if you’ve seen Argo you’ll get where I was going with this one. Super easy – just buy your favorite artichoke dip, mix in greek yogurt, then serve alongside some deliciously crunchy kettle chips.
D & I picked up some of the most unbelievably creamy buratta from Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building.
But of course it had to be Oscar themed. Le Mis Poor Man’s Bread & Cheese – yeah, I was pushing it but that’s okay. It was tasty. Just squeeze some lemon juice on top, drizzle with olive oil, and finish with a cracking of salt.
Last up, Frankenweenies ‘n Blankets – buy mini smoked sausages and wrap in puff pastry. I cut the puff pastry into long triangles (cut into three rectangles first) and wrap up starting with the straight end.
I also had everyone bring a bottle of $20 red wine so we could do a little wine tasting contest whilst watching.
We had Oscar Ballots.
We also had bingo.
With prizes of course.
(I didn’t win)
Best Oscar party yet.
Can’t wait for next year’s!