Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Sunday 2011

Back in the frozen tundra, five more inches of snow fell overnight and this was the scene on Sunday morning.  So pretty but it's a good thing I didn't have to go out and shovel.  Instead, my sister and I  made a lovely breakfast of shirred eggs and fruit salad and started the Oscar Party food prep.

But not before I got in lots of time loving up on my gorgeous nephews!

We made dessert first, Nigella's Lemony Fruit Tart.  Lots of fresh berries atop a luscious, creamy mound of cream cheese blended with lemon curd, spread over a lovely crust made from digestive biscuits and butter.  It was amazing!

 We planned a "steak house dinner" which included my favorite creamed turnip greens.  

Along with Steak Diane and baked potatoes.

This was my plate, though I did go back for more greens.  I love them!  And every good steakhouse dinner deserves an amazing glass of red wine.  We chose a 2006 Barolo from 90+ Cellars that was out of this world.

And of course, we started off with something pink and fizzy, Chambord and Cava!

So, what did you think of the actual Oscar show?  To be honest, I found it a little boring.  Anne Hathaway could have carried the show on her own, James Franco really tanked apart from the drag gag.  Apparently he *can't* do everything as previously believed.  Some of my favorite moments of the night included Randy Newman's acceptance speech, Mila Kunis' gorgeous lavender dress, seeing Colin Firth win an Oscar and my favorite quote from one very bright four year old..."Auntie Girlie, maybe I can make a time machine out of paper!" 

All in all, we had a wonderful time.  Although my sister wasn't impressed with the show...



  1. the lemon tart and entire dinner look amazing! *droool*

  2. Oh goodness. That food looks dang amazing, I want to try and make a fruit tart now. So delicious looking. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

    I generally don't watch awards shows so I don't really have much to say about the actual show.

  3. What a gorgeous fruit tart!!! (You are an artist too!) Almost too pretty to eat - but I'm sure it was delicious as well as lovely!