Even though we had to watch the Oscars 20 hours after they actually happened, because no free TV channels air it live in Ireland, much fun was had by all (read: boasting hostess).
Here are some shots of the frolics and fineness, along with the recipes for the small bites, from last night:
Home made Sherbet Dib Dab and Salted Caramel Lollipops
A PERFECT PARTY recipe I tried from Ms. Marmite Lover’s tasty blog.
Little Mocha Kisses
Sweet, STAR SHAPED (cause of the screen stars at the oscars, geddit??) mocha kisses, with a recipe I had never tried before from BBC FOOD. Trust me, they’re a lot tastier then they look.
Scallion meatballs and a Sticky Soy Ginger Glaze
This was a slightly tweaked recipe from the amazing smitten kitchen (tweaks included: using beef instead of turkey, although I’ve tried it both ways and it doesn’t make much of a difference, and using one half soy sauceand one half worchester sauce instead of all soy sauce – it gives it a great kick).
The closest we have to a name for these are Guacamole bites (?)
These are delicious. You take a sandwich roll and fill it with a pre-mixed concoction of guacamole, red onion, crème fraîche, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and anything else that takes your fancy, and then cut it into bite size chunks of tastyness. A pleasing vegetarian option.
Honey and Wasabi Cocktail Sausages
These were as easy as pie: cook the sausages until cooked and crispy on the outside and then add about 4/5 tablespoons of honey and 2/3 tablespoons of wasabi (keep in my mind we like em’ hot, so feel free to adjust that) and heat in the pan for another 2-3 minutes until they’re proper sticky. To keep more people than not happy though, this time around we left the wasabi optional and on the side.
Please, don’t be in awe of my skills, you see I am but simply fabulous. Sorry, that was just my elegant attire talking.
The perfect bubbly accompaniment to the equally volatile fist shaking that took place, directed at the god awful, god slutty and godly glorious outfits on the red carpet
Thank you and Good Night.