Alexa here. My annual Oscar tradition of theme food took a detour this year, primarily because the most anticipated part of the show for the members of my household under 5 was hearing Idina Menzel sing the song that launched a million YouYube viewings.
So, instead of a meal made of clever puns I made a "Let It Go" cake, complete with swirly snow icing.
Appropriately enough, our meal beforehand was some rather uninspired pizza, which we enjoyed sharing with Brad and Meryl. [More from the menu after the jump...]
Our nod to health was staying hydrated with some sparkling star cucumber water, but we kept the meal a diabetic's nightmare by accompanying the cake with star-dusted vanilla ice cream (cribbed from Not Martha).
Once we reached the point of hearing Idina's name mangled by Captain Hair our blood sugar crashed and we were mere puddles on our couch. I vow to do a better job of keeping stamina in mind when menu planning next year! Something akin to the lovely ideas posted on Epicurious for food inspired by the nominated films, or something like this punny menu I spied on Instagram, posted by user Andrew Brudz:
- Dallas Buyers club sandwiches
- 12 years a Slaw
- Phyllomena pastries
- Captain Philly cheese steaks
- The Wolf of Wall Street meat
- American Mussels
- Herb a Garlic Dip
- Baked Nebraska
What did you eat to keep your blood sugar balanced during the show?