Oscars aftermath | How About Orange

February 28, 2011

Oscars aftermath

After washing all the dishes late last night and cleaning up the mess, all that's left of our Oscars shindig is a cupcake stand and plastic martini glasses to take apart and pack away.

That and a bunch of Black Swan dinner leftovers, including cupcakes, black olive tapenade and goat cheese, tortilla chips, black bean and white cheddar soup, chocolate mousse, and a pitcher of white chocolate martinis. Alex left on a business trip today, so what's a girl to do but drink the whole thing herself? I wonder what time is too early to start.

38 comments:

Larissa said...

good grief, aren't YOU the themey SuperHostess? looks like a great party. I always love leftovers.

Jess said...

I think this was my once-in-a-lifetime color matching food effort. Next year is a pajama party potluck.

Anonymous said...

Would you print the recipe for the cupcakes please (or mention the cookbook you got it from??) They look just like something my neighbor's mom used to make and I haven't been able to match it...

Sara said...

Mmmm...leftovers are the best - ok, one of the best - things about hosting! Those look delicious.

I also wanted to thank you for doing up the annual bingo sheets. My family and I always have a great time with them. Last night it was especially fun to hear my sister scream angrily at every winner, "TELL YOUR KIDS TO GO TO BED!!!!!" (She did not win.)

Jess said...

Ha! That's excellent, Sara.

Anonymous, see here for the cupcake recipe.

Tegan Aubrie said...

I hope you have another glass, I'm on my way to help finish off that pitcher! If you don't have a clean one, don't worry, you have some time since I'm coming from Nor Cal, ahem...

Grandma G said...

Hey, you told me you had... and I quote... "chocolate mouse". Maybe you'd already been into the martinis??

Mum

KillerB said...

Ha, ha-- you're adorable.

Hey! I totally printed out your Oscar Bingo cards and they were a smash hit at my Oscar-watching party. Good on you!

Dream on the wave said...

Wauw! What a great spread and I am sure you enjoyed the leftovers. I know I would.....

gasilhane said...

I love your way, and it's never early:)

cjm said...

How about the white cheddar soup recipe? This looks like an awesome party. Bookmarking the cupcake recipe. :)

J. said...

Start now. It's always 5 pm somewhere!

pamela said...

why can't you live next door to me?

Ashley said...

Wow- I wish I had a cool party like yours I could have went to last night!

Melinda said...

I'm panicking because I don't see a link for the recipes. I need that cupcake one bad. Help a sister out!

lp said...

Looks like some pretty tasty leftovers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cupcake recipe link...I should have searched first and asked questions later...but I was too busy salivating. Can't wait to make them, thanks again!

Fabulous Terrah said...

Thanks Jessica. Your blog now has me drooling.

Heather Daigle said...

If I wasn't grading papers, I'd help you with those martinis. Ah, what the heck! Still got any? I'm sure the students won't mind. :)

Alfred T. Mahan said...

White chocolate "martinis"?!?

I...you...*sigh*

I'll wager there was no gin, no dry vermouth, and not an olive in sight near those creations, was there, Jess?

"Boo! Boo! Boo!"

Christy said...

maybe I missed it but could you please PLEASE send me a link for the white chocolate martini recipe? I nearly swooned in delight when I read that!

missneusch at gmail dot com

KB said...

Lovely!!! Now I'm going to have to get out of bed, go downstairs to the kitchen,rummage around and find something sweet.

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

a black swan dinner menu? how clever! looks like it was a lovely and festive night!

Jane said...

looking fabulous!!

Arborescence said...

I, too, would love it if you posted the white chocolate martini recipe. Thanks!!

able mabel said...

Those cupcakes are a favorite in this house! So easy, so yummy!!

raddesigning said...

Wow, what a cute party!! Wish i could have been there to try some of that yummy grub!

søt said...

Looks delicious! Enjoy!

Shelz Studio said...

I'd love to have the recipe for the black beand and white cheddar soup, as I am finishing up some black bean soup I made this weekend for lunch today!

Elizabeth said...

ooooh white chocolate martinis sound divine!! :)i vote that it's NEVER too early to start. haha!

Jess said...

Mahan, there was vodka. What can I say. Green olives didn't fit the color scheme.

Here are some recipes.

Black Swan martini I diluted the simple syrup I made with lots of water, since the white chocolate concoction was very sweet and I didn't want to add much more sugar.

Amaretto chocolate mousse Dairy free for the vegan crowd. I used vanilla instead of the almond extract. Shelf-stable silken tofu in a box (not from the refrigerator section) worked great.

Olive tapenade I doubled it and used 1/3 black olives from a can to save a little $ and make it blacker.

Cheese soup

Black bean soup The name of the recipe says it's spicy, but it wasn't. And I blended all of it in the blender, not just a portion of it. Make it the day before and it will be extra tasty.

White salad I cut this in half, more or less. Used peeled apples instead of mushrooms and didn't top with cheese. Also didn't add much lettuce. Maybe a cup of iceberg, leaving out the greenest leaves. And white truffle oil? What the heck is that?

Cupcakes

Jess said...

P.S. I used vegetable broth in the black bean soup, not chicken.

Lisa Brown said...

How fun and looks yummy!

kansasgirl1 said...

I love party leftovers! when you eat them, it's like having your own little decadent party . . . with no witnesses!

Rebeccarama said...

This stuff looks good! I wish I was at your Oscar party!

You can call me...Beffie said...

Those cupcakes look delicious!

Christine E-E said...

leftovers? looks like the "perfect" reason to have your girlfriends over (mid-week parties are the best! plus it makes the weekwork fly by)... what fun decorations! adding the recipes to my "husband's recipe file" (he does the cooking)!!

JD said...

I ran across your blog today and love it....I also love black bottom cupcakes! I have been making them for almost 20 years and have never run across anyone else who makes them...after seeing these I am really craving some!

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