Countdown to Oscars

February 26, 2012

in movies, party, trader joe's

I’m still pretty stuffed from last night’s greasy Chinese food, so I’m just sticking to melon today.  Plus, it’s almost time…

…as you can see from my Facebook page, the media has been abuzz all week, with party guides, awards food news, and recipes. On Friday’s episode of The Chew, Mario Batali made a fancy French dish, Pork au Poivre, inspired by Midnight in Paris

…my creation for this movie is going to be a bit more literal. With our (not so annual) potlucks, we assign each person a Best Picture Nomination + a course.

I plan to bake the brie in its box, using this recipe, and serving it covered, with these clock hands I constructed…

…pointed to midnight, of course!

The clock theme also goes with Hugo (we get two films, since we’re hosting) and the cheese will be accompanied by croissants, which Hugo steals/eats. (When I saw those baking in 3-D, I literally salivated as they puffed up in the oven.)

Taking help from Trader Joe’s.  You didn’t really think I’d make these from scratch, did you?!?

Can’t wait to see what creations the rest of our guests come up with! We also have a tradition of holding a Voting Pool – Studio DIY has these cute (and free) ballots I already download and printed.

Are you doing anything special for The Academy Awards?

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