An Emmy Inspired Dinner

by Andie Mitchell on September 23, 2012

shrimp louis

Appetizer: Shrimp Louie <–click for recipe

When I decided to create an Emmy-themed dinner tonight, two things came to mind: the first being the tremendous love I have for the hit series “Louie,” and the second being that I may very well be the only twenty seven year old still actively playing with my food.

“Louie” creator and star, Louis C.K., is my favorite stand up comedian working today. I’m in constant awe of the breadth of his talent. Obviously the show is hilarious, but what surprises me week after week is how moving and poignant it can be.

shrimp louis

Episodes of “Louie” are essentially short films. They entertain. They give us insight into life. Louis C.K. is nominated for best actor, writer, and director.

meth cupcakes

Dessert: Meth cupcakes

A favorite show of mine for the past few years (well, favorite Emmy nominated show) has been “Breaking Bad.” It follows a high school chemistry teacher who “breaks bad” and starts cooking meth to provide for his family after he receives a cancer diagnosis.

meth cupcakes

His signature meth is called “blue sky” because of its color. I broke up a blue lollipop to represent the meth and sprinkled it on top of chocolate cupcakes. The show is nominated for best drama series and Bryan Cranston has a chance to win his fourth straight acting Emmy for the role.

old fashioned cocktail

Cocktail: Old Fashioned

Mad Men has been an Emmys juggernaut since its inception, winning best drama series all four seasons it has been on the air. It will most likely win again and to honor it I decided to make Don Draper’s signature cocktail.

old fashioned cocktail

This recipe is from Rachel Maddow, to which I added maraschino cherries.

 

My other favorites are “30 Rock,” “Girls,”  and every single reality show on television. Click here for a full list of Emmy nominees.

Tell me: do you watch the Emmys? What are your favorite shows?

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary @ Fervent Foodie September 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Wow that salad looks AWESOME!! How was it?

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Stephanie September 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I WANT that salad. Yum! But meth cupcakes? Really?

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Jenn September 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I love you for the meth cupcakes alone. Will remember for the final episode of Breaking Bad. *sniffle*

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Amy September 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

What a fun idea! Your salad looks delicious!!

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Suzanne Johnson September 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Yep, watch the Emmys although I don’t actually watch much TV. When the remote is mine, all mine, I try to watch The Good Wife, Grimm and 30 Rock. The salad you prepared looks amazing and should be sitting right here in front of me! Mmmm, think I will pass on the cupcakes though. I think lollipop pieces would get in the way of hearty eating. Love the Old Fashion! Cheers!!

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Bailey @ Onederland or Bust! September 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

This all looks great! Yum!
Breaking Bad is on my list of shows to watch. My boyfriend and I are big fans of Sons of Anarchy. I also enjoy How I met your mother, Mike and Molly, Two Broke Girls and Big Bang :)

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MAJL September 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

You have great taste in TV! :)

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Ksenija September 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

The cupcakes look strangely beautiful. The blue is so unreal and on top of the white frosting it looks like white crest waves!

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Heather@SugarDish(Me) September 24, 2012 at 4:09 am

Looooooove Breaking Bad. And Louis C.K. And meth cupcakes.

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Natalie @ Free Range Human September 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

I love the Big Bang Theory. So sad Jim Parson didn’t win!

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Lindsay September 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

I am seeing Louis C. K. in NYC at the end of October-I am SOOO excited. He is so unique and clever. I love breaking bad as well-great job on the creative recipes!!

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Amelia September 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

These are SO GOOD! My friends and I just do Oscar parties but our theme party food isn’t as inventive!

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Shannon September 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

hehe, these are fabulous!!

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Alan Nguyen September 28, 2012 at 5:56 am

I just came across your blog (Love the url!). Do you have that still have that Susan Fernandes Chicken Piccata recipe? I couldn’t find your email to contact you, so I resorted to the comment box, haha.

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JustJo September 28, 2012 at 8:53 am

I’ve enjoyed your blog in the past months but this post really takes the (cup)cake.

Thank you for you depth, creativity and inspiration.

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Brad October 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Do you actually eat all this stuff? How do you manage to stay so slim and gorgeous?

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