Are you coming to my party tomorrow? You are invited! Mr. Movie Fuel will be here, predicting all the winners for this year’s Academy Awards and I of course will be doing the cooking. Maybe you can come and clean! Just kidding, kinda.
I have two snacks today, both in honor of the current Oscar favorite for Best Picture, The Artist. Mostly because they are monochromatic dishes, but it works.
First up, the food that Dallas inspired. As a toddler, he was all about cottage cheese and beans mixed together. He was also totally into Ritz. I used to say, “In case of fits, give a Ritz.” They would always quiet him up! This snack uses the Trader Joe’s Pita Bite Crackers, which are stronger than Ritz and a bit more of a fancy schmancy cracker, perfect for a party.
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup. can white kidney beans, drained (or other white bean)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- sturdy crackers
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
I gave my black beans a quick pulse or two in the blender to chop them up. After that, the recipe involves mixing and assembly, that’s about it!
Here’s another monochromatic yummy…
These little truffles are secretly healthy and totally delicious. The recipe can be found over at damyhealth.com and is most of the way down the page which holds a few other truffle and treat recipes. I started the DAMY program last week and can already feel the difference of eating clean and exercising harder. I woke up this morning (day 6) and feel like I woke up from a fog I had no idea I was in. I feel more alive today and am excited to see what the next four months has to bring me.
And for anyone who doesn’t want to put any effort into their Oscar party dishes, I offer this suggestion:
The Artist: A plate of white rice on one half and black beans on the other. Heck, don’t even cook either of them.
Moneyball: Tape a dollar bill to the outside of a Hostess snowball.
The Descendants: Tape a photo of George Clooney’s face over the front of a Hawaiian Punch can.
Hugo: I’m watching this tonight, so I really have no tips for you.
War Horse: Lay a carrot over a copy of War and Peace. Use the carrot to cover the word peace.
Midnight in Paris: French fries.
Tree of Life: Stick a branch out of a box of cereal. Yes, Life cereal.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Tape a really really small picture of Sam Kinison to a plate. (Think it through)
The Help: Poop on a plate. Sorry, I had no choice.