First of all, let me just start by saying that I have been doing food puns at my Oscar parties since the day I hollowed out 4 baguettes, lined them up end to end and filled them with spinach dip for “The Green Mile”. So imagine my distress when my friend, Jenny, sent me a link to the winners of Bon Appétit’s first annual Oscar Food Pun competition! How did I miss this? I suppose the fact that I am about 4 months behind on all my food magazines might be one of the reasons. I am still reading about new twists on classic Thanksgiving menus. Anyway, I just want the record to state that I have been doing this with my sister and friends LONG before BA got in the game. And I would also like to point out that we had all the same ideas that the winners had, plus some!
So here they are for your viewing pleasure, our official 2014 Oscar food pun menu, in no particular order:
Gravlax-ity – smoked salmon dip on sesame crackers
Full disclosure: I ran out of time and use Trader Joe’s smoked salmon dip (gasp)
but I have to say it is quite tasty.
American Truffle – originally this was going to be American Brussels Sprouts
but chocolate truffles sounded a lot better than brussels sprouts.
Christian Kale – Vickie’s Spicy Kale Chips.
Dallas Gruyeres Club starring Manchego McConaughey – Cheese Plate
Phyllo-mena – Individual Zucchini Tarts with phyllo
This was delicious! However, I can only take credit for finding the recipe.
Jenny’s execution of the recipe was divine.
Click the above link for the recipe on 24 Carrot Life
The Croodité – Crudité Platter
We had to have something healthy!
The Lemon Square – Lemon Bars
Now this one I did make from scratch and will try to post the recipe soon.
Frozen Cocktails – Robin really outdid herself with this one.
I need a whole separate blog post to discuss all the tasty cocktails she made.
My favorites were the Strawberry Basil-tini and the Cantaloupe Margarita.
The Wine of Wall Street – simple and straightforward.
And an Oscar tradition – George Clooney is hot and so is this… (insert hot item here)
This year it was Samantha’s amazing Jalapeno Cheese dip.
Can we get an Amen!
PS – I might not have won Bon Appétit’s Oscar Pun competition, but I did win our Oscar pool (again!). hee hee hee