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Thursday, February 20, 2014


Oscar Night is March 2, 2014 starts 7 pm on ABC.

March 2, 2014

French 75:  Gin, fresh Squeezed Lemon juice, Simple Syrup, and Champagne. Garnished with a Lemon Zest. 
Cosmo Royale: Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Contreau, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, and Champagne. Garnished with an Orange Zest. 
Edelweiss: Apricot Brandy, Vodka, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, Lemon-Lime Soda, Bitters, and Simple Syrup. Garnished with a white rose petal.
Soft Drink Choices: Villa Italia's Italian Blood Orange Soda, Stewart's Black Cherry Soda and Sparkling Pink Lemonade French Soda.

Salad Station:
Tomato and Mozzarella Platter: Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil.
Salad Bar Greens: Romaine lettuce, Mesclun, and Spinach.
Salad Bar Meat: Grilled Chicken, Bacon, and Hanger Steak.
Salad Bar Vegetables: Baby Carrots, Shredded Carrots, Celery Sticks, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, olives, and assorted peppers.
Salad Bar Cheese: Parmesan and Feta.
Salad Dressings: Ranch, Caesar, and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Bread: Mini Whole wheat Pita, Ciabatta, Cheesy Garlic Bread and Croutons

Comfort Station:
Cheeseburger and Hamburger Sliders: on a Ciabatta Roll
Grilled Cheese: Choice of Wheat or White Slice Bread, Choice of Cheese: American, Swiss or Cheddar and Choice of plain or with a Tomato slice
Mac and Cheese

Popcorn Station;
Kurly Korn Movie Theater Popcorn
Smartfood Popcorn
Caramel Popcorn
Popcorn Trail Mix: Peanuts, M&Ms and Popcorn

Candy Station:
Mike and Ikes
Gummy Bears
Gummy Worms
Bite sized Snickers
Sno Caps
Reese Peanut butter cups
Reese Pieces
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Mr. Good Bar
Peanut Butter M&Ms
Peanut M&Ms
Candy Necklaces
Ring Pops

Dessert Station:
Movie Theater Butter Popcorn Cupcakes: Choice of Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella  or Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla frosting. 
Giant Cookies: Ghirardelli 70% Cacao extra bittersweet chocolate with Butterscotch chips

Chocolate Fondue Station:
Rice Krispies
Sliced Cantalope
Pretzel Rods
Double Stuffed Oreos
Golden Cream Oreos
Golden Birthday Cake Oreos
Chocolate Birthday Cake Oreos
Graham Cracker
Cinnamon Graham Cracker
Chocolate Graham Cracker

How to Prepare the Drinks:

French 75 
from Epicurious


0.5 oz Simple syrup (or Cointreau)
1.5 oz Gin
1 lemon
1.5 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 oz Champagne
1 cup Ice
Chilled Champagne flute


For garnish: using a paring knife slice the lemon peel in a long spiral. Curl the lemon peel around your finger for a twist 6 inches long.

Take a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice and the simple syrup. Add ice and for 20 seconds shake vigorously. Then strain into a chilled champagne flute. Float champagne. Garnish the drink and serve immediately. 

Cosmo Royal:
From "The Art of the Cocktail" by Ben Read


1.25 oz Lemon Vodka
0.5 Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Contreau
1.75 oz Cranberry Juice
Champagne to float
Orange Zest
Chilled Champagne Coupe

Take a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice and the simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Then strain into a chilled champagne coupe. Float champagne. Garnish the drink with an orange zest and serve immediately. 


1.25 oz Vodka
0.25 Apricot Brandy
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
0.25 Lemon Lime Soda
1 dash bitters
White Rose Petal
Chilled Champagne Coupe

Take a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients. Add ice. Stir and strain into a chilled champagne coupe. Garnish the drink with a white rose petal and serve immediately.

Hello Cupcake's Butter Popcorn Cupcakes:

   This is a very cute idea how to make movie themed popcorn cupcakes which is shown on Stephanie Lynn's website. I however think that marshmallow are not as tasty and it takes a lot of time. In order to make it more luxe and take less time I would instead using alternating colors of sugar pearls. To make it look like popcorn use a combination of white, light yellow and bright yellow sugar pearls. Print a small label that says "Popcorn" and stick it to the red and white cupcake cup. If you are short on time you can put store bought cupcakes, put them in a red/white striped cup and decorate with the sugar pearls.