Of course, Foodies always do it up right with snacks. Karis had a huge selection of drinks, namely homemade blood orange margaritas, pumpkin cupcakes (that were picture-perfect like everything she makes), movie theater candy and popcorn. Others brought caprese skewers, sausage skewers, Life of Pi curry sliders made with tempeh, Argo/Zero Dark Thirty Middle Eastern Vegan Sliders made with baba ganoush and Trader Joe's crackers, dip & veggies. Trader Joe's is like the mecca for these ladies. Sadly, I need to get there as only shopped there a few times for the $2 buck chuck they are so well-known for!
As far as the Oscars went, I was pleased about all of the winners. Prior to the Oscars we saw Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Django and Les Miserables. There were a lot of good contenders this year and all were so different, I couldn’t even tell you which one I liked more.
We have since seen Zero Dark Thirty. I am a huge Jennifer Lawrence fan and loved her humility after falling and her post-interviews after the win, but I walked out of Zero Dark Thirty thinking that Jessica Chastain maybe should have won for best actress. Her character just seemed so much more powerful and really blew me away. We really want to see Life of Pi, but I think we’ll end up missing it in the theaters. We live just minutes away from a Marcus Theater, so that makes going to movies a lot easier these days.