Oscar party: Celebrate each Best Picture nominee with a dish
Oscar party delights: Serve up these dishes inspired by the 10 Best Picture nominees.
Oscar viewing parties are a fun time to let your imagination run wild in the boredom of winter. You can throw a black-tie event with the requirement that all threads must come from Goodwill (those bridesmaid dresses stuffed in the back of your closest are perfect for this), hand out score cards to see who comes the closest to calling the most awards, pop some popcorn, and serve up tasty treats inspired by Oscar nominees.Skip to next paragraph
In Pictures Oscar nominees 2011
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Here to you help you throw the best party on the block are 10 Stir It Up! recipes closely tied (or as close as we could get) to the 10 Best Picture nominees.
The envelope, please!
Recipe: Toad in the Hole. We think Bertie would have appreciated the comfort found in this classic English sausage dish on a difficult day. His persistence and triumph proved once and for all that King George VI of England was no toad.
Monitor film critic Peter Rainer described this ballerina gone-wrong film as a "willfully deranged quasi-horrorfest." We'll just leave it at that.
Recipe: New Zealand pavlova cake. Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova was the first ballerina to tour the world and was most famous for her role as "The Dying Swan" (ballerinas and swans go hand in hand, apparently). New Zealand was so taken with her they whipped up some meringue and gave it her name.