It’s always fun to throw a themed party – whether it be Halloween, New Year’s Eve, or the Oscars. With the Academy Awards on Sunday, I thought it might be fun to theme the evening with recipes that coincide with the 10 Best Picture nominees.
So without further adieu, the nominees are:
The King’s Speech: The future King George VI of England seeks help from a quirky Australian speech therapist to help him overcome his debilitating stammer, and lead the country in a time of war.
Get the recipe: Hot Dogs with the Works – The hot dog was introduced to King George VI when he visited President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. It instantly became a favorite of the King.
Black Swan: A prima ballerina struggles with her own mental competitiveness and passion for dance as she competes for the lead role in a production of “Swan Lake.”
Get the recipe: Melon Swan Fruit Bowl – Made from a sweet melon, this beautiful bowl is sure to steal the show at your next get together.
True Grit: A young girl seeks the help of a US Marshal and Texas Ranger to capture the outlaw who killed her father.
Get the recipe: Chorizo-Stuffed Turkey Breast with Mexican Grits – Spicy and hearty, this recipe is full of “grit,” just like Rooster Cogburn.
The Social Network: The story of how Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg created the biggest social networking site, Facebook.
Get the recipe: Meat Lover’s Pizza – Take a trip back to your college days with this fully loaded pizza.
The Kids are All Right: Two children seek out their biological father and bring him into their colorful family.
Get the recipe: Asian Quinoa – This healthy and flavorful recipe heralds from Los Angeles, the city where this dramedy takes place.
127 Hours: When climber Aron Ralston fails to leave word of his plans as he sets off on a solitary outing, he finds himself without hope of rescue after a fall leaves his arm pinned by a boulder.
Get this recipe: Pot of S’mores – No camping trip is complete without gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate.
The Fighter: A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Get this recipe: Irish Stew – A salute to the heritage of this resilient boxer.
Inception: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.
Get this recipe: Chocolate Lover’s Dream Cookies – These delectable morsels are the so chocolaty, so chewy, they’re a must for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Toy Story 3: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.
Get this recipe: Dirt Cake – A childhood favorite, this chocolate cake is full of sweet gummy worms.
Winter’s Bone: An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Get this recipe: Orange Bundt Cake - Created by one of our own Ozark contributors, this tart cake is ideal for afternoon tea.
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