I have been busy all day today getting ready for one of my favorite nights of the year…The Academy Awards. For as long as I can remember, my mom and I have had a little party that night and of course, a contest to see who is best at picking the winners.
This year we are going all out. We have even bought gowns to wear. Check out mine. I got it at the Thrift store for a quarter. I have no clue why it was so cheap, but their loss is my gain.
I am gonna look so hot in that.
Next, I have borrowed a sweet ride from Hollerbach Funeral Home to drop us off at the curb of the house so we can walk up the red carpet. Several of my friends will line up snapping pictures so I can strike a pose that I am sure will wind up in the Joplin Globe tomorrow morning.
Let’s go over my picks. Take these to the bank. I am so gonna kick my mom’s butt this year.
Best Picture: “Argo”
Best Director: Spielberg will win but I would LOVE for Ang Lee to win for “Life of Pi”…a book that everyone thought could never be made into a movie but this man did it and did it well.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence– Her 2nd time nominated. I thought her performance in “Winter’s Bone” was better than “Silver Lining” but she was up against Natalie Portman’s performance in “Black Swan” that year so I think her time has come to take one home.
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Original Screenplay: “Django Unchained”
Adapted Screenplay: “Argo”
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” Adele
And we always have a couple of hard ones so we don’t end in a tie.
Best Foreign Film: “Amour”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Wreck-it Ralph”
Last but not least, we fix lots of snacks to eat during the show because we have starved ourselves to get into our gowns.
My contribution this year is called The Charleston Cheese Dip. If you like dipping stuff in ooey gooey cheese this is the recipe for you.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 25 min
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 ( 8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
2 green onions, finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
8 Ritz or butter crackers, crushed
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, green onions and cayenne pepper. Transfer mixture to a shallow baking dish, such as a 9 inch pie pan. Top the mixture with the cracker crumbs and bake for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove the pan from the oven and top with bacon. Serve immediately with corn chips, crackers or bagel chips. *I personally prefer scoupable Tostitos*
Time for me to start getting ready. This afternoon I will get a special haircut for tonight. Bangs are hot right now since Mrs. Obama decided to rock them.
Enjoy the Oscars everyone!