The Academy Awards

This Sunday evening are the Academy Awards. I personally like to sit at home with my family and quietly watch them on TV while sipping a cup of hot cocoa snuggled up on the couch. However, that doesn’t mean you have to.
Why not throw an Academy Award Bash and invite some of your closet friends over for some fancy appetizers and drinks?
In fact make a night of it! Why not have the women dress in formals and the men in tuxedo’s? Pretend like you’re at the Oscar’s and you’re one of the stars being nominated. Then watch yourself live on the air, hopefully you’ll win. Winners can get a special prize. Most of all serve some special appetizers for everyone to enjoy.
Chilled Cooked Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto
Candied Pecans
Olives Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Roasted Vegetable Kebabs
Beef Tenderloin thinly sliced on baguette slices with mustard, chutney or a Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Mini Cheesecakes
Here’s a recipe for Beef Tenderloin that I know you’ll love:
Serves 12 – 20 people (depending on your slices)
Marinate 3 lb. tenderloin in refrigerator for 2 hours in:
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/3 cup plum sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 Tbsp Asian Chili Sauce (Rooster Brand)
2 Tbsp finely minced ginger
5 cloves garlic, finely minced
Combine all together and spread over tenderloin
  • Roast on rack in roasting pan in a 500 degree oven.
  • Brush occasionally with marinade until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees (using an instant-read thermometer for approx. 20 minutes.
  • Let cool, then refrigerate until chilled about 3 hours.
  • Slice meat across the grain into very thin slices.

The tenderloin can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours prior to serving.
Serve chilled, on baguette slices with accompaniments.
All these appetizers can be prepared ahead of time so you can enjoy yourself with your guests when they arrive.
Add the drinks and you’ll be ready for a night at the Oscar’s! Oh and don’t forget you might want to have some party favors as a momento of your fun and fabulous evening at the Oscars.
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