Sunday night the Hubz and I had a our friend Laura over to watch the Oscars and enjoy some yummy appetizers and play a few games.
We had lots of yummy eats the first of which was the trio of hummus recipes from Appetite For Reduction; I made the Curried Green Onion, Shabby Sheik and Roasted Red Pepper & Kalamata. All of us agreed that the Shabby Sheik Hummus was the best of the three.
The hummus was served with bread sticks, tortilla chips and salsa and olives.
Next we have the warm roasted artichoke and red onions salad which was tossed with Garlic Gold balsamic dressing, parsley and dijon mustard- served warm/room temperature and so good.
One of our favorite appetizers were the Truely Gritty Corncakes, this was inspired by the Hubz and True Girt and were delicious. I made polenta and then spread it out on a sheet pan and let it cool and then used a biscuit cutter to make the rounds. I then did a three step process to coat the corncakes–1. flour 2. almond milk 3. Italian breadcrumbs and then lightly brown on each side in a large skillet over medium high and then broil for 2-3 minutes to crisp up. SO GOOD!
Lastly are the Black Swan inspired cupcakes; the fluffy white coconut covered frosting is made to look like the white swan tu-tu and inside of the cupcakes is the black swan aka the chocolate hazelnut mousse.
In addition to yummy eats we played Oscar Bingo as well as filled out our ballots on who we wanted to win each category.
We all won a round of bingo.
But Laura was took home the big win by getting the most correct predictions!
What did you do for the Oscars?