Does anybody watch The Academy Awards anymore?
When I was in my twenties, I was so into movies and the Oscars. I would throw a party every year and give a prize (some tacky, funny figurine) to the guest who got the most award predictions correct.
And nobody minded that my TV screen was less than 20 inches, because the food more than made up for the small box.
I rarely go to the theater now. I prefer the comfort of my sofa, with one or two or four of my kids watching a movie with me. (It is also much more affordable this way!). But, I still enjoy watching The Academy Awards and making some fun snacks to eat while watching.
Need a fun snack?
These are two dips that I LURVE.
The Pizza Dip lives up to its Gooey title. It is packed with cheese, tomatoes, olives and pepperoni.
The Buffalo Dip is blue cheese based, slightly spicy and perfect for vegetables…or Buffalo chicken.
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup fat-free or regular mayonnaise
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup diced plum tomatoes, divided
1 can (2-1/2 ounces) sliced black olives, drained, divided
1/4 cup sliced pepperoni
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Assorted crackers and bread cubes, to serve
1. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, mayonnaise, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup tomatoes, half of the olives, pepperoni, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes.
2. Spread into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
3. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining tomatoes and olives.
4. Serve with crackers.
Makes 3 cups
Recipe from Taste Of Home Magazine
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
4 tablespoons chopped green onion
Veggies, for dipping
1. In blender or food processor, purée first four ingredients with 1 teaspoon hot sauce and 3 tablespoons green onion. Season. to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl; top with remaining green onion and hot sauce. Serve with veggies.
Recipe from Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine
Best Song and Best Musical Score are two of my favorite categories in The Academy Awards. I may not see many of the movies any longer, but I usually know the songs and scores.
This year Arcade Fire, with William Butler and Owen Pallett have been nominated for Best Original Score for the film ‘Her’, which I haven’t seen, but would definitely like to. I really hope they win.
This piece in the video clip is especially gorgeous.
Karen O also has a song nominated this year from ‘Her’ in the Best Song category.
“Moon Song” sounds so sad, despite the uplifting lyrics. I think the whole movie seems like it is pretty sad.
Do you want to buy the soundtrack to ‘Her’?
“Warner Bros., Her‘s distributor, had no official statement on the lack of a soundtrack album, and there are no current plans for a release. The best you can do to re-create some of the feeling of the film is by listening to Arcade Fire’s “Supersymmetry” (from last year’s Reflektor), which was originally written for the movie and appears in altered form over Her‘s credits.” Source: Entertainment Weekly.