Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you've probably heard by now that the Oscars are airing this Sunday. The Oscars, also known as The Academy Awards are an awards show for movies. Okay, I just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page of the cookbook here.
I don't know about you, but when I think movies, I think popcorn! But plain old butter and salt popcorn is so last- year's-Oscars. Luckily, Lauren, of the colorful and creative blog, Lauren's Latest has this amazing and easy recipe for Cinnamon Bun Popcorn.
Who doesn't love a sweet and savory snack to munch on between best supporting actress and best feature film awards? The great thing about this snack is that it combines the goodness of a whole grain with that sweet, salty and aromatic kick that you get when combining butter, cinnamon, icing and a pinch or two of salt.
Is it bad that I haven't eaten breakfast yet and now I'm suddenly feeling like I might need to have popcorn for lunch?
Lauren also has some great recipes that just might fit in with some of the nominated movies, if you want to serve some movie-themed dishes at your Oscar party. The nominees are:
"The Descendants": Island Shrimp Lettuce Cups
"Moneyball": Mini Corn Dogs
For drinks, have a bottle or two of bubbly on hand. You'll need to toast to the winners, after all. A mixed drink made with Beefeater, a classic English gin from London would go perfectly with the English setting of "War Horse." Or, if you don't like the people you're having over, theme your party based on "The Artist" and you won't have to speak to anyone all night! Kidding.
May the best movies win!