Blowout Party Menu for the 2014 Oscars
The Academy Awards is coming up once again on Sunday, March 2. And for many of us, that means throwing an Oscar-watching party. So break out the bubbly, put out some snacks, and get ready for you and your friends to shout over each other at the TV. Here’s a menu that’s red carpet-ready, with seven dishes inspired by the nominees.
American Hustle: Homemade Doritos
Image: Courtesy of Heather’s French Press
You know that skintight white dress that Jennifer Lawrence’s character wore when she confronted her husband’s mistress? Well, it turns out that the refreshingly down-to-earth actress was eating Doritos in between takes and got orange dust and crumbly bits all over her costume. As a nod to the Best Supporting Actress nominee, we present you with Homemade Doritos from Heather’s French Press.
Philomena: Irish Cheese and Bacon Popcorn
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This Irish Cheese and Bacon Popcorn from Chocolate Moosey would be sure to please Philomena, from the movie of the same name. Philomena shows plenty of enthusiasm for food in the film -- remember that hotel buffet scene? -- and we’re sure she would approve of the crumbled bacon and shredded cheese showered over freshly popped popcorn, as made here by Chocolate Moosey.
Dallas Buyers Club: Steakhouse Mac and Cheese
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We offer up Plain Chicken’s Steakhouse Mac and Cheese here as a reference to the scene in which Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) went out to dinner with Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner). The duo bonded over a steakhouse meal, and though we can’t be sure that the dinner included a mac and cheese as decadent as this one, we’re sure your partygoers will love it.
Wolf of Wall Street: Classic Meatballs
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A pivotal scene in The Wolf of Wall Street happens when Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets with his private investigator over dinner. The scene was shot at New York City’s legendary Rao’s, which is known for its meatballs -- and as a hangout for mafiosi. Not surprisingly, Rao’s meatball recipe is top secret. Still, the Classic Meatballs from Very Culinary are a fitting tribute to the meatballs--and the movie.
Her: Pizza Knots
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Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his computer’s operating system, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). On a date to a carnival, Samantha asks Theodore to close his eyes and buy her a slice of pizza -- and he does. These Four-Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Knots from Lauren’s Latest would be a fabulous addition to any party spread.
Gravity: Star Cookies
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These gorgeous Star Cookies from Created by Diane would be welcome in the celestial setting of Gravity. Though food and drinks don’t make an appearance in this otherworldly film, we’re sure the astronauts would have appreciated these sweet cookies done up in all-American red, white, and blue.
Nebraska: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake
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Nebraska’s not exactly known as a hotbed of cutting-edge food (as the child and wife of Nebraskans, I feel it’s safe to say that), but Nebraskan cooks have several Midwestern classics tucked up their sleeves. Erin from Lemon Sugar recently went on a “stay-cation” to Nebraska and was inspired enough to whip up this Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake when she got home. It’s an easy-to-make cake that serves a crowd.
What are you whipping up for the Oscars next Sunday?