Monday, February 27, 2012

Book to Academy Award Nominated Film

Did you know that 6 of the 9 Best Picture nominees were adapted from books? How many of you saw the movie, read the book or both?
  • The Descendants, by Kaui Hart Hemmings
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
My Annual Oscar Party was fantastic, a PJ party with "Hugh Hefner" serving cocktails, trivia, contests and lots of laughs. The food was movie themed and guests brought favorites, here are a few of the dishes we shared:
  • Cheesy grits with shrimp-inspired by The Help
  • Macaroons-inspired by Midnight in Paris and Hugo
  • Chocolate covered espresso beans and popcorn with the $ symbol on them-inspired by Moneyball
  • Pineapple and mango salsa-inspired by The Descendants
  • Cucumber sandwiches-inspired by The Iron Lady
  • Popcorn-inspired of course by The Artist and all the movies
  • Lots of cocktails including appletinis-inspired by Bridesmaids
And of course, thanks to Sara, chocolate!

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