This Sunday night, the 85th Academy Awards will bring gowns, glitz, and Oscar gold into our living rooms. Whether you’re hosting a party worthy of a standing ovation or planning a simple night in with your leading man, make a fun night of it. Start by printing off free Oscar Ballots and Oscar Bingo here.  Then whip up a few snacks, including this simple eggplant dip that will be gone faster than you can say, “The envelope, please.”

Easy Eggplant Dip

Adapted from Ina Garten

Serves 6

1 medium eggplant
2 bell peppers, seeded (red, orange, green, or a combination)
1 red onion, peeled
2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the eggplant, bell peppers, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Toss them on a baking sheet with the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer and roast for 45 minutes, or until the vegetables are lightly browned and soft. Turn once during cooking.

Place the vegetables in a food processor with the cayenne pepper (or red pepper flakes) and tomato paste. Pulse a few times to blend and taste for salt and pepper.

Serve with pita chips or endive for dipping. Or spread on sliced baguette and sprinkle with feta cheese.

And just because we like you—we really, really like you—we’re giving away a Cuisinart Immersion Blender in the color of your choice! It doesn’t come in gold, but it is kinda shaped like Oscar. If you win, feel free to hold it up and give an acceptance speech.

Cuisinart Immersion Blender

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Enter to win by leaving a comment with your name. And, just for fun, tell us your favorite flick of all time!

By entering today’s giveaway, you affirm and acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules found hereToday’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends next Friday (2/26/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.

Comments

  1. My favorite flick of all times is Pride and Prejudice.

  2. Gail Angelini says:

    Funny Girl is my favorite.

  3. “Follow Me Boys” is our family favorite.

  4. Celeste Mitten says:

    I started off in my first Ladies Bible Study in 2007 when I was invited by a new friend I met through my son’s marching band club. I had never done a Bible Study before and my first was Beth Moore “Jesus the One and Only” which was perfect for me as my first study. Since then the Ladies group did a number of Beth Moore studies one of my favorites was “Ester.” Over the past 5 years I have submerged much of my free time serving in my church and have brought my family along side of me. My husband and I have been in a couples Small Group for the past 3 years and it is such a blessing to have my husband and I walking in our faith together. My three now young adult children are just as active in our Church and my 21 year old son was nominated to be on our Pastorial Search Team because of all his efforts and strong faith and leadership within our church. Thank you Beth for putting my on the right path to deepening my very own personal relationship with Jesus. Much blessing to you and all your staff and family.

  5. What a neat give-away! I enjoy mystery/thriller/action flicks!

  6. I started off in my first Ladies Bible Study in 2007 when I was invited by a new friend I met through my son’s marching band club. I had never done a Bible Study before and my first was Beth Moore “Jesus the One and Only” which was perfect for me as my first study. Since then the Ladies group did a number of Beth Moore studies one of my favorites was “Ester.” Over the past 5 years I have submerged much of my free time serving in my church and have brought my family along side of me. My husband and I have been in a couples Small Group for the past 3 years and it is such a blessing to have my husband and I walking in our faith together. My three now young adult children are just as active in our Church and my 21 year old son was nominated to be on our Pastoral Search Team because of all his efforts and strong faith and leadership within our church. Thank you Beth for putting my on the right path to deepening my very own personal relationship with Jesus. Much blessing to you and all your staff and family.

  7. Erin Dudney says:

    My favorite movie of all time is probably “Little Women”. :)

  8. Susie Schroeder says:

    Terms of Endearment for a good cry!

  9. Sherrell Gay says:

    One of my favorite movies is Steel Magnolias and another is Christmas Vacation. I also love all the movies by the church in Albany GA.. So glad to be part of Lifeway Women.

  10. My favorite flick is a tie between Where the Heart Is or Coal Miner’s Daughter. :)

  11. Dana Yarian says:

    My all-time favorite movie is Sleepless in Seattle.

  12. It is so hard to pick a favorite movie. Gone with the Wind will always be a favorite Classic!

  13. Between Sophies Choice and Dr Zhvaigo

  14. I’ll give a couple – Dirty Dancing, Father of the Bride (both I and II), and Cheaper by the Dozen… Okay, I gave a few instead. :-)

  15. Hands Down “Dudly Do Right”
    Laugh my head OFF EVERY time!!!!

  16. I love both Hello Dolly & Music and Lyrics!

  17. There are quite a few movies that I love, BUT I think I’ll go with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” :) Then again, “The Women” (original!) and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” are close to that spot…

  18. Gone with the Wind!

  19. Janet Worthy says:

    My favorite movie of all time is a three-way tie ~ The Way We Were … The Big Chill … Steel Magnolias. Please don’t make me choose:)

  20. The “Passion of the Christ” is my favorite!

  21. Pride & Prejudice…the A&E version!

  22. Love following your blogs. Favorite movie is PS I Love You

  23. I have several favorite movies that I watch over and over again. If I had to pick only one I think it would be The Godfather.

  24. Favorite flick……You’ve Got Mail. Hands down!!

  25. One of my go to movies is ‘A Walk To Remember’!!!!

  26. Stephanie Kollock says:

    Favorite movie: Steel Magnolias!

  27. “You’ve Got Mail” is my favorite movie. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  28. Carole Wheeler says:

    “Sound of Music” has been my favorite movie since the first time I saw it when I was 10 years old.

  29. The Princess Bride!

  30. The Enchanged Cottage

  31. My favorite movie is Little Women! It is also one of my favorite books too!

  32. Favorite movie…hmmm…Steel Magnolias has sentimental value to me because I was in Natchitoches when they filmed it. Shawshank Redemption is truly my favorite.

  33. Seven brides for seven brothers

  34. The Princess Bride and Mr. Holland’s Opus!

  35. Joanne Viola says:

    Gone With TheWind

  36. Robin Marsh says:

    One of my favorite movies is “It’s A Wonderful Life”

  37. One of my many favorites is 27 dresses cause I can relate :)

  38. The Blindside

  39. Favorites… I can never pick just one! Top Gun, Notting Hill, Shawshank Redemption.

  40. Tiffany Rowland says:

    My favorite is Beaches!

  41. Nancy Green says:

    Favorite Movie: Steel Magnolias

  42. Clearing the way in which for Cam Newton and the Panthers to adress the spread.
    Jones has played himself into the number 2 position about the Texans right beside Andre Johnson.

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