In January we tend to change our pace from the flurry of activities of December. We’re still winding down from the holidays and settling into the New Year. It seems to be a time of year when you’re either really busy or the complete opposite.
Whatever the case may be for you, I hope you’re taking time to unwind, especially on Sundays. If you’re a fan of movies, TV, and music this is a prime of year. It’s award show season! The Golden Globes, the Oscars, Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, the People’s Choice awards, and the Grammy’s all take place within the next two months (dates listed below).
These shows provide us with hours of entertainment; the red carpet, the celebrities, the fashion and the hosts of the event can be fun to watch but these shows are also are known to drag on for hours. Make it fun –pick your favourite awards show, invite some friends and family over and host a get-together. The Oscars in particular are the perfect excuse to throw a party. I’ve seen people go all out and host elaborate parties complete with movie-themed costumes and food. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just have a little fun with it.
Take a break from the traditional Sunday meal and make a meal out of smaller, tapas-style plates for your party.
I polled the Be Well team and we came up with a list of award-worthy suggestions for you to try:
Ellen’s top choices are Mussels with Chorizo and Apple Chutney for the Ultimate Grill Cheese Sandwiches. She suggests “cutting sandwiches into smaller pieces –they make great apps!”
Jenn’s recommendations are Chicken fingers with Honey Dill Sauce because they make the perfect finger food and the “honey sauce is great too” she says. As a snack, her choice was Middle Eastern Popcorn, always a good accompaniment when watching movies or movie awards shows.
My picks were Turkey Meatballs with Braised Apples because they’re quick and easy to make and the delicious Sticky Toffee Date Mini Pudding Cakes because they’re already winners. They tied for first place in the Red River College Canola Bake-Off.
Which award-worthy recipe will you choose?
Take your choice out of our eight award-worthy recipes, pick your favourite awards show listed below and have some fun making your awards predictions!
Award Show Schedules
The 39th People’s Choice Awards – Wednesday, January 9
70th Golden Globe Awards – Sunday, January 13
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Sunday, January 27
54th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Sunday, February 10
85th Academy Awards (the Oscar’s) – Sunday, February 24
Let me know how your party and recipes turned out!