Is Oscar Gonna Sing?

February 23, 2009

I haven’t watched many Academy Award Shows. They’re long. I have kids who would rather watch Kung Fu Panda or High School Musical. And I haven’t seen 98% of the movies discussed…

The first half hour, Indigo was on the lookout for Oscar. “When is he gonna sing?” he wanted to know…”Is Oscar gonna dance? Is he gonna sing?” He finally settled down and stopped looking for Oscar the Grouch.

I did watch the whole thing last night and it was very enjoyable. I loved seeing all the outfits and watching the expressions of people in the audience. And doing my own bit of guesswork. People-watching in the extreme, I suppose.

What is Jennifer thinking right now? Did Jennifer, John, Brad & Angelina meet each other in the hallway? Is Angelina actually crying right now? I didn’t know she could! I love Kate; I think I could be friends with her. She did need a friend to muss up her hair a tad bit. Amy Adams is so sweet…we could be friends too. Aw, she’s all shaky. Did Meryl just elbow her arm off the arm rest! What in the world are the High School Musical people doing there? Are those teeth for REAL? Sank you berry much.

I loved the “Craigslist Dancers”…that was, by far, my favorite line of the whole night. Way to go, Hugh Jackman, you are a versatile man.

I also loved the affirmations the former winners gave the nominees. Very moving moments. With the exception of one…Halle Berry, it is NOT all about you, girl.

Greyley thought Jessica Biel’s dress looked like it had a towel hanging on it. I agreed. She still managed to look lovely.

Indigo just couldn’t get over the teeth. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, it’s obvious you weren’t watching…because you’d just KNOW.

The best part of the night was the menu.

Over here at my casa, we figured all those people weren’t eating, so we may as well take up the slack. There are people starving in America, people. Take a look at Hollywood.

I thought I would share my Red Carpet Menu & Recipes. I need Bree from BWildered to take pictures for me. I didn’t even try this time…she’s that good.

The menu was small, but mighty. Hope you enjoy.

Spicy Crackers~ recipe from Honey & Papa
1 1/3 c. Canola

1 oz. package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

2 Tbsp. crushed red pepper
Dill weed to taste
Mix.

1 lb. Saltine crackers

*The trick to this is having a large enough bowl (with a LID!) to fit all the crackers.

Stir/shake every 15 minutes for an hour.

Dirty Rice~or, as it is now called after Indigo re-named it~Stinky Rice
(He had 3 bowls. He LOVES Stinky Rice!!!)
Cook and set aside 2 cups of rice.
Brown:

1 lb. ground beef

1 lb. hot sausage

1 1/2 large onion, chopped

1 large green pepper, chopped

1 large red pepper, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

Simmer together until fully cooked. Add salt & pepper. Mix rice with meat, do not drain. Add Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste.

Hot Fudge Sundae
Layer ice cream, hot fudge, salted pecans, ice cream, hot fudge, pecans…however tall your glass is, just keep right on layering!

Salted Pecans~ recipe by Terry Friend
1 stick butter
1 bag whole pecans
Melt butter. Add pecans and saute. Sprinkle with lots of salt. Dry on paper towels.

Hot Fudge~ another recipe by Terry Friend
1 can Eagle Brand
1 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
1/4 c. sugar
salt
1 tsp. vanilla
boiling water
Cook on medium heat until shiny and thick. Add boiling water & vanilla.
Serve HOT!
*This thickens quickly, so stay close! I had to add more boiling water than I expected…about 1/2 cup…because, um, I was distracted by the SHOW.

Don’t forget! Tomorrow, I will announce the winner for the CD giveaway. You have one more day to leave your comment on the post, Life’s Soundtrack.

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4 Responses to “Is Oscar Gonna Sing?”

  1. Tosha says:

    THE TEETH!!! I saw the teeth, who couldn’t.
    I totally agree about Halle Berry. I thought the exact thing. Everybody was doing great speeches, I was a little surprised by that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Don’t ya just love it, when actors whose lives have been utter train wrecks, ascend a platform to lecture the vast majority of citizenry in regard to their moral conduct? “Morality and Acceptable Behavioral Practices 101″…by Sean Penn? Let’s see….best supporting actor goes to a guy…Who offed himself with pills! Great performance, but if you’re not on the planet to receive the award? And Bill Mahrrrrrrererer out their to promote his pathetic attempt at a documentary (couldn’t understand why it bombed) about why atheists are brilliant and all believers are fools. Best actor? Of course! Anything to promote or desensitize the children of America to alternate life styles. Dudes!!
    Best Actress, a chick who trades sex so she can learn to read and write maybe from a younger guy..
    Oh……did Halle Berry actually speak? And Jessica Biel was wearing…………..something?

  3. Darn it, I missed the teeth. I was fast forwarding through most of it. I just stopped for the major awards.

    Actually, I fast forwarded through Sean Penn’s whole speech, too. I don’t like guys who are serial cheaters. I can’t believe his wife took his sorry butt back. Now I have to go back and watch more.

    I want to be Sophia Loren when I grow up. But I don’t have the cool Italian accent going for me, unfortunately.

    And you make your own hot fudge sauce? That has never, in a million years, occurred to me. I just buy the stuff in the squeeze bottle. That you microwave and cross your fingers that it doesn’t explode on you. I am going to try this next time.

    Yum, yum!

    P.S. Robert Downey, Jr. was ROBBED. He should have gotten that award.

  4. Bree says:

    I. Did. Not. Watch.

    Not a single, solitary moment. I love movies but I’m SO OVER HOLLYWOOD.

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