And the Oscar Winners Were…

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 ParisI 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.  🙂

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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5 Responses to And the Oscar Winners Were…

  1. What a fun idea! I’ll have to try this the next time I’m home to watch an award show. 🙂

  2. megwrites says:

    Looks delicious! That is a really fun tradition. I didn’t even watch it because I was out on Sunday. I’m going to try to make it out to see The Artist this weekend–yay!

  3. dianem57 says:

    And you wouldn’t want to miss George Clooney on the red carpet, now would you? 😉 We enjoyed the show, too. Billy Crystal was in fine form – I didn’t realize how bad some of the hosts from the last few years were until I saw Billy again. He strikes just the right note of humor without being disrespectful. And Chris Rock had a funny bit about doing voice-overs for animated movies – how easy it is and how much money an actor gets for it. All in all, it was a great show.

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