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
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.
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
1 tsp. vanilla
Cook on medium heat until shiny and thick. Add boiling water & vanilla.
*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.