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TV Dinner Time: Dip into the Golden Globes

In television on 01/10/2009 at 4:44 pm

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Damn. It’s late Saturday afternoon and once again I have forgotten to invite people over to watch tomorrow’s Golden Globe Awards, film and television’s annual tip of the trophy to actors/shows/writers/etc.deemed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to be the best/most popular/most-likely-to-give-a-colourfully-drunken acceptance speech.
Famously, the Globes is the annual party at which the nominees and guests are served alcohol in the hopes it will make winners witty in their acceptance speeches, although sometimes the imbibing produces other results (Christine Lahti had to be dragged from the bathroom to receive her award in 1998 for best actress in TV’s Chicago Hope).
But back to my nonparty plans. I guess it’s me and The Boyfriend once again. If the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday were any indication of what fun we’ll have, it’ll be a night of the BF shaking his fist at the TV and threatening that if Grey’s Anatomy wins any of the TV awards, “I will beat myself with the TV remote until I can’t see”. Perhaps it’s a good thing we’ll be alone.
In the latest installment of my internationally acclaimed series TV Dinner Time, celebrating the marriage of eating and watching television, I’d like to share the news that the BF and I will be feasting on chips and dip, the chips being ripple and the dip being the only one that is worth making. Don’t waste your money on those prepared dips. Just buy a box of Lipton Onion Soup mix. (The remaining envelopes will get you through the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25, Oscars on Feb. 22).
You’ll also need a 500 mL tub of sour cream. Dump the soup mix into the tub and stir with a fork. Do this a couple of hours or a day ahead of time and refridgerate. If you forget to pre-prepare, just whip it together and embrace the crunchy texture of the dehydrated onions.
If you insist on a healthy alternative, here is bellaonline’s Onion Soup Dip Homemade Recipe
(with a link to Terra Sweet Potato Chips). But seriously, if you’re eating chips and dip, go old school, for pity sake. You live only once my friends.
If it’s just you and the BF, place the sour cream tub of dip on the coffee table next to the ripped-open bag of ripple chips. If you are lucky enough to have friends remembered to send out invitations, put the dip in your fanciest cereal bowl and the chips into the large salad bowl your parents gave you years ago that you never use because you never actually make salad.
For yourself and/or your guests, here are ballots for the top categories for film and TV categories, with a big thanks for these to party411, which has other helpful party suggestions.
Now then. Remember to vigorously and mercilessly mock the red-carpet fashion crimes (earliest Canadian coverage starts at 4 p.m. ET on E! and goes live at 6 p.m. ET on the same channel with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic; NBC steps up at 7 p.m. ET) and to yell at the TV throughout the evening of awards coverage, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and NBC.
Let the revelry begin.
— Denise Duguay

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