Random Pictures from Recipes I Forgot to Post – Oscar Viewing Party

Rachel and I threw an Oscar Viewing/Rachel B’s Birthday Bash back in February. I never got around to posting the pictures or the recipes. Funny the things you find in your digital camera when you look…

We do theme food to try and match the nominated movies, either by title or just what we imagine the people in the movie would have liked to eat.


Ratatouille – Ratatouille


Pepper Jack, Cheddar and Gruyere Quesadillas with a Sour Cream and Radish Dipping Sauce – No Country for Old Men (Hey it was a Southwestern kinda thing)

Tropical Fruit Marshmallow Salad – Surf’s Up (Penguins like marshmallows don’t they?)

We thought that Juno needed fancy grilled cheese sandwiches with pickles.

Recipe adapted from Billy Bob Thornton’s Cheesy Pimento Bites

I can’t believe I am smashing peas into a mousse.

The snap pea mousse became Snap Pea Canapes which for some strange reason, we thought Michael Clayton aka George Clooney would love.

Any excuse to make my famous fried chicken…No Country for Old Men called for it.

We bought the meat pies but NOT from Mrs. Lovett – Sweeney Todd

For There Will be Blood, I thought I’d make something red.

and well, bloody

but not a bloody Mary because that would be so…obvious and we’d already gone obvious with the meat pies

and we really didn’t want borscht

and I really like making a good roux

So homemade Cream of Tomato Soup it was.

Our guests that arrived in all their finery in the midst of the rain were really appreciative of the hot soup so I think it was a good call.

We did a few other dishes and eventually I will find them and post.

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