**Oscars Party Night ** 
 
I am not one to actually care about any of the award shows, performances, presenters, etc, but I do love any excuse to throw a party. I especially love the opportunity to plan a themed party.  My friend Lisa wanted to throw the party, so she created the drinks, and I did the menu.  Just remember to take any great idea, and find food that coordinates with that. 
Pom Mimosa with Starfruit
Celebrating the winners!

 

 
 
Snow White and the Huntsmen
‘Poison’ Apple Pizza

 

 
Silver Linings Playbook
Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Rolls
 
Les Mis
Brie Popovers
Zero Dark Thirty
Hummus

 


Apple, Gorgonzola, & Arugula Pizza
 

·         Pizza dough 

·         3 cups thinly sliced Golden Delicious apples
·         1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
–     2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
–    1 tablespoon olive oil
·         2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
·         1 teaspoon lemon juice 
·         1 1/2 teaspoons honey
·         2 cups baby arugula
 
Preparation
1.      Preheat oven to 400°.

2.      Place pizza dough, rolled out on a pizza stone coated with flour so it doesn’t stick. Bake Dough for half of the recommended time (approx. 10 minutes.) 

3. Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust; Bake for approximately 5 additional minutes. 

4. Top pizza and apples with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and then shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake until the cheese is beginning to brown.
Dressing for Arugula

5. While pizza is cooking, combine lemon juice, honey, and Dijon mustard in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add olive oil while still whisking. 

6. Add arugula; toss gently to coat.

7. Top with baked pizza arugula mixture. Cut pizza into 12 rectangles.



Crescent Cheesesteak
Ingredients
·         2 Tbsp. butter
·         1 onion, sliced
·         3/4 lb. sliced roast beef (from the deli)
·         1/3 c. beef broth
·         8 oz. cream cheese
·         2 (8 oz) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
·         4 slices Swiss cheese
Instructions
o    Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
o    In a large skillet, saute onion in butter over medium heat until they become soft and onions become transparent.
o    Coarsely chop roast beef and add to onion mix.
o    Stir for about 2-3 minutes or until roast beef becomes hot. Add beef broth and cream cheese, stirring until cream cheese is melted and coats the roast beef. Remove from heat.
o    Separate crescents dough into triangles and press flat.
o    Slice Swiss cheese into 4 strips and lay each strip over each crescent triangle.
o    Scoop about 2 Tbsp. of roast beef mix over each triangle and roll up, pinching the sides of the crescent so cheese doesn’t ooze out.
o    Place crescent rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375-degrees for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
Brie Popovers
2 eggs
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound Brie cheese, cut into 24 chunks
·         Heat oven to 450ºF. Generously grease 24 small muffin cups, 1 3/4×1 inch. In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with fork or wire whisk. Beat in flour, milk, sugar and salt just until smooth (do not overbeat). Fill cups about two-thirds full. Bake 5 minutes
·          
·         Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF. Bake about 10 minutes longer or until crusty and golden brown. Cut a small slit in top of each popover. Insert cheese chunk in each popover. Bake 5 minutes. Immediately remove from pans. Serve hot.

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