We love the Academy Awards! Here are a few things we’ve done this year to make Oscar night even more festive!!!
We created the banner shown above using cardboard stars, ribbons and stickers. We embellished them with cutouts from a plastic Hollywood themed tablecloth.
BOW TIE PASTA SALAD (for the well-dressed gathering)
Ingredients: 1 pkg. bow tie farfalle pasta (we chose a vegetable variety for extra color), the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 3 chopped plum tomatoes, 1/2 cup corn, 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Prepare the bow tie pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and refrigerate until cool. Combine lemon juice and zest with oil and salad dressing. Mix chopped tomato with corn, toss pasta with dressing combo and parm. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with chives. Chill and serve.
RED CARPET CAKE
To create this red carpet cake, we cut an angel-food bar cake into 2 pieces horizontally. We frosted it with 1/2 can of white frosting, colored yellow, using gel food coloring. We topped this with red-dyed coconut. (Our red carpet is shag, baby!!!)
OSCAR TRIVIA GAME
Grab your Trivial Pursuit game and use the Entertainment trivia questions, a fun game for all!
AND THE POPCORN GOES TO – YOU!!
An obvious snack choice for Oscar night is popcorn. Make yours more tasty by jazzing it up with your favorite seasonings. Some good choices are parmesan cheese, chili powder and lime juice, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Use your imagination to create your own award-winning combos. Choose your favorite for a tasty snack!
For delicious treats for next year’s Oscars or anytime – why wait? – check out Dague Popcorn – a great popcorn company! (Popcorn pictured is not from this company.)
EASY TRIVIA QUESTION
From what movie (and play) did the title of this weeks post originate?
(Hint: Neil Simon was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for this movie in 1968.)
OSCAR FUN FACTS – CHECK THIS OUT!
We appreciate your support! To paraphrase Oscar Winner Sally Field (who we adore) – You like us, you really like us!!!
Roy & Kevin