March 2, 2014

Cucumber Canapes' and Oscar Night~

On the Menu Today~
Cucumber Canapes'
The Oscars 2014~ 86th Academy Awards~
                                                                     It's Oscar Night~

Remembering The Wizard of Oz~
The Oscars Pays Tribute to the Classic Musical~
The Wizard of Oz~
75th Anniversary~

Best Picture~
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Actor in a Leading Role~
Christian Bale~ American Hustle
Bruce Dern~ Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio~ The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor~ 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey~ Dallas Buyers Club

Actress in a Leading Role~
Amy Adams~ American Hustle
Cate Blanchett~ Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock~ Gravity
Judi Dench~ Philamena
Meryl Streep~ August: Osage County

Cucumber Canapes'

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated shallot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend
  • 1 loaf pumpernickel bread or cocktail party rye
  • 1 large English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • diced pimientos garnish
  • fresh dill weed garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, shallots, chives, vinegar, hot sauce and seasoning. Cover and process until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Using a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter, or a shaped cutter of your choice, cut out circles or shapes from bread slices. Spread mayonnaise mixture over bread; top with cucumber slices.
  3. Garnish with diced pimientos and dill weed.
Roll out the Red Carpet and Serve these Delicious Canapes

CucumberAppetizerCream Cheese

Actor in a Supporting Role~

Barkhad Abdi~ Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper~ American Hustle
Michael Fassbender~ 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill~ The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto~ Dallas Buyers Club

Actress in a Supporting Role~

Sally Hawkins~ Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence~ American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o~ 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts~ August: Osage County
June Squibb~ Nebraska


Healthy Note: When cooking with broth, look for low-fat or reduced-sodium instead of regular chicken broth.                                                                
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