I had such a delightful time watching the Oscars this year. I had actually seen many of the nominees, and even better, many of my favorites won important awards!
We have something of a tradition in my family, to cook a meal in honor of the movie we’re rooting for. So this year I cooked a French meal for Midnight in Paris. I made Chicken Marengo, with French bread and salad. Legend has it that the recipe was created in honor of some Napoleonic victory–what could be more French than that?
For dessert, I wanted Black and White cookies but there were none at the store so I had to settle for Boston Cream Pie – which was the closest I could get to something black and white in honor of The Artist.
For a rarity, the movies I was rooting for actually had success–Midnight in Paris won Best Original Screenplay, and The Artist took home Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. The Muppet Movie won Best Song, and a Johnny Depp movie finally took home an award–Best Animated Feature for Rango.
If you’d like to make your own French dinner, here’s the Chicken Marengo recipe. It’s actually fairly simple, and comes out looking very pretty! It needs some stirring but spends plenty of time simmering, so if you make it for the Oscars, it’s easy to leave it alone for a minute to watch George Clooney on the red carpet. 🙂