Love the Tonys

Love the show, the presenters, the annual visit to festivities on the other coast. In my opinion this is by far the cleverest award show.  The opening number with Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles was worth the price of admission.  Here at home there was fun finger food on the coffee table.  Chicken, water chestnuts and I don’t know what all in those lettuce wraps.  Tiny quiches, baby pizzas and other party bites we crave. Good show.  Good viewing partners.  Good food.  Bring on the next award show.

Tony Awards – Great Grazing Opportunity

Tony Awards are Sunday, June 10th and I wonder which platters will fill the coffee table by late afternoon.  We munch our way through  awards shows and special events. The person who plans the menus (daughter) is a passionate cook who likes to experiment. She reads every food publication (only a slight exaggeration) and watches Food Network and Cooking Channel, then surprises us with her choices. Anyone wandering by is welcome to fill a plate, even if you don’t stay for the show.

Grammys, Emmys, Oscars, the Super Bowl, all get special bites.  These appetizers become Sunday supper.  We grazed our way through the Billboard Music Awards recently (picture above) with a menu featuring flatbreads with various toppings and nachos with chunky goodness sprinkled all over. The small bowl held a lime crema for drizzling. (Food Network recipe, Guy Fieri’s, she said.)

My favorites are Jalapeno Bites. They’re snappy little creamy things, cheesy and puffy. I could  finish a whole platter myself.  They showed up on Mother’s Day and were gone in minutes. (Recipe from Trisha Yearwood.)

The Tonys are special.  I never miss a minute.  I’ll be in the big red chair ready for grazing.