Leave it to Disney to continue take the steps to helping our children learn (while being entertained) with “That’s Fresh: For Kids,” a new version of the popular Disney Junior Night Light cooking series “That’s Fresh.” Each of these new episodes will be hosted by Chef Helen Cavallo, and will encourage young viewers to play an active role in the cooking process and be part of the choice to make healthy eating habits a part of their lives.
Chef Helen Cavallo
The recipes are easy and safe to prepare and include Veggie Rolls, Fruit Kabobs, Trail Mix, Berry Pops and Doc McStuffins’ No Bake Muffins. The foods are “Mickey Approved” and meet Disney’s Nutrition Guidelines limiting calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar.
If you’re not going to an official Oscar Night America viewing party (we wrote about them here) or one of the many “official parties” here in Hollywood like the 21st Annual “Night of 100 Stars”, why not get started and create your own special viewing party with friends and family?
Now here’s a video from Katie Lee who demonstrates some of the drink concoctions that will be served using the official champagne of the Oscars: Moet.
Here are the recipes:
Moet’s Silver Screen Punch
1 (6 ounce) can pink lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
8 ounces pineapple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 cup vodka
1 bottle Moët & Chandon
1 pineapple, cut into rings and frozen
In a blender, combine pink lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, strawberries, and ginger. Blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl. Add vodka and stir to combine. Just before serving, pour in Moet. Add frozen pineapple rings.
In a cocktail shaker combine simple syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves. Use a muddler or a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves. Add tequila and elderflower liqueur and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a glass and top with Moet. Garnish with starfruit.
Many of you may wonder what fabulous foods would work well with these drinks? Well, here are a few of the menu suggestions from the official Oscar site: Truffle Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Deviled Eggs with Caviar, Stuffed Mushrooms, Chili Orange Kettle Corn, Goat Cheese Spread and Oven-fried Chicken Satay.
Now if you have some special Oscar Night foodie ideas – why not share them with us here on this blog.
While you’re thinking of some of your favorite recipes to pull together for Oscar night, don’t forget about the official ballot! You can print this out and share with your guests and make a fun evening of who’s predictions come true!
Now for all of you hard-core Oscar fans there’s a new ALL access site online where you can get even more behind the scenes Oscar access.
OSCAR ALL ACCESS
Oscar All Access is a new premium service that gives Oscar fans the ultimate view of Hollywood’s biggest night starting with the Red Carpet and then after at the Governor’s Ball. The price is $4.99 and will get you behind the scenes access including their new “360 cam” technology where you can direct your own Oscar experience with just the touch of a mouse. Click here to find out more about this new experience for uber fans!
There’s nothing more entertaining than watching an immaculately coiffed Do-it-yourself TV show host who has to tap dance her way through a series of mishaps on-set while keeping cool. Carol Ann McCracken’s sharp tongue can be heard in clips not meant for broadcast in this original web series created by Brian Beacock and JohnYvelington.
Viewers will watch as Carol Ann aka Tyler Hanson tries to keep her composure amid crazy fans, failing marriages, frantic co-workers, a meddling mother, a struggling cable network, and an epic scale identity crisis while wearing six-inch high heels! McCracken Live is the newest edition of comedic webseries on Mingle Media TV, where we know that anything can happen on LIVE TV. As the series creators say… Stir ‘til boiling and put it on live TV and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
In the spirit of Halloween – we invite you to join Carol Ann in the Kitchen for her Halloween Special!
BRIAN BEACOCK is an actor, writer, and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing the National Tour of Les Miserables, he moved to Los Angeles where he has created a diverse career, including over 10 cartoon series (so your kids know him), television appearances on: Kath & Kim, CSI, Passions, and NBC’s The Rerun Show. Films include: Mulholland Drive, Buying The Cow, Globehunters, and Circuit. Theater credits include: the West Coast Premiere of Elegies, When Pigs Fly, Pageant, Naked Boys Singing, the insane 35-character one-man show Fully Committed and as a Broadway Axl Rose in Andy Prieboys’ cult favorite, White Trash Wins Lotto. He has been a featured musical guest on Conan O’Brien, sung with the Harlem Gospel Choir, slammed drums and stomped trash in Prague, lay naked in bed with Ryan Reynolds, and played Paul Lynde on prime-time television. Who says he’s not versatile?
JOHN YELVINGTON BIO (MY CO-CREATOR/PRODUCING AND WRITING PARTNER ON THE SHOW)
JOHN YELVINGTON is a writer, producer, and actor, hailing from South Florida by way of a very supportive family who turned him from a shy kid who couldn’t give oral reports to neurotically comic adult who never shuts up. Starting out as a theatrical design student, John has a vast experience in all aspects of production, from contributing costumes to The Lion King and The Radio City Rockettes, to serving as a scenic painter and carpenter at Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre. As an actor, He has traveled the U.S. with several National tours, and performed in numerous works with regional theater companies and Shakespeare Festivals. Ever ambitious and business savvy, he started his first company at 19 years of age to promote visual and performing arts venues for young artists in the South East. His love of theatre and teaching has been parlayed into a side career developing curriculum and instructing improv, voice, movement and classical texts to students of all ages around the country.
Be sure to tell your friends about Carol Ann and McCracken Live! The newest series on Mingle Media TV. Click here to watch it now.