(Note: If you only read my site for new recipes, rest assured there’ll be a new recipe posted both tomorrow and Tuesday!)
I had fun with this post.
Theme parties are always fun to plan, and virtual theme parties are even better. (No mess!) But I did run into a little trouble, having only seen one of the movies up for Best Picture. Thankfully, an incredible creation exists; it is called Google. Have you heard of it? Earth-shattering news, I know.
More trouble: three of the movies take place in France, yet when I scoured my dessert recipes, I found not one single French recipe! Not an éclair, nor a petit four. Not even a crème brulee. (That really does need to change. Soon.) Still in all, I had fun planning my virtual Oscars party. Shall we start with dessert? Dessert is always the best. Well, maybe we should start with drinks and hors d’oeuvres … and save the best for last.
This tropical twist on a root beer float pays homage to the Hawaiian setting of The Descendants. All you need is a paper umbrella. And a really thick straw.
Crumble these bars and serve the granola as pre-dinner munchies, and you’ve got a snack of which Joey the horse, in War Horse, would approve.
I published this recipe a long time ago, but it’s still one of my favorite dinner recipes. I bet it’d even work in a crockpot! Three of the movies up for Best Picture take place in France, and this just so happens to be the only French recipe on my entire blog. Sad sad sad. I need to work on some crepes. And that crème brulee!
For Brad Pitt’s Moneyball, because this ice cream is minty green… like money. And no one is poor who has mint-chocolate chip ice cream. Also for Moneyball:
It’s a chocolate-chip cookie on a stick! With this recipe, you’ve got the balls (the cookies) and the bats (the sticks). And cookie ball pops are way more fun than cake pops.
Going with the black-and-white theme for The Artist. My coconut cookie dough oatmeal is also black and white. But um… do you really want to serve oatmeal at a dinner party? People would think you were nuts!
Representing the Big Apple, setting of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. These bars are always a hit at parties, even with people who don’t like healthy desserts.
I’m sorry; it had to be done. I couldn’t resist. Obviously this “show stopper” healthy dessert is minus the secret ingredient in the pie from The Help!
Question of the Day:
Will you watch the Oscars tonight?
If I weren’t going to an Oscars party tonight, I probably would’ve skipped it and just looked at the dresses in People. (That’s my favorite part!)
I’m bringing two dishes tonight. One is the Pizza Hummus.
The other is a surprise… If everyone likes it, I’ll post the recipe on Tuesday!!