Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Nancy Drew Movie: Food

Getting closer...the movie has a grand Hollywood premiere on June 9th! As in the books, food plays a role in the new Nancy Drew movie. Hannah Gruen sends Nancy some delicious treats--and she even uses them to help sleuth and uncover clues!

Here's my recipe for lemon bars--my Mom's--and it's good! "Not good for a diet though," moans Bess Marvin! It's no wonder Nancy Drew always remained forever slim and attractive, she had the benefit of sleuthercise! Chasing down crooks in dark alleys and climbing lots of ladders and stairs in her signature heels--where can we sign up for that exercise class? Sign me up, I'm there!

"Movie Star Lemon Bars"

The best Lemon Bars—great for calming cranky crooks!

Crust:

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened

For large cake pan or two smaller 8 x 8 pans. Mix dry ingredients and cut in butter. Press into cake pan and bake 15 minutes at 350°.

Filling:

2 cups white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs, slightly beaten
4 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP lemon rind

Mix ingredients, pour into pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350°.

Glaze:

4 TBSP lemon juice
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 TBSP butter
Vanilla extract--1/2 tsp or to taste

(Sleuthing Tip: You can use milk instead of lemon juice, adding a little bit at a time.)

Mix ingredients and spread on cooled lemon squares. These can be frozen.

Jenn:)

9 comments:

SJS said...

I would really like to find information on how to make a sleuthing kit like the one in the movie. My 7-year old daughter would flip for it. I tried to study it during the movie but just couldnt get a long enough look at it. My daughter is using tote bags and what not but how fun it would be to make something close to the moview version. And of course she wants to be ND for Halloween. We already bought a wide headband at Target right after the movie!

Anonymous said...

Anyone have other ideas for a Nancy Drew costume? I'm 9 years old and I have one good thing that just might come in handy. I have a sky blue overcoat that looks detective style. My friend had a birthday party resently and the goodie bag was a ND kit. It had a roll of strong string, a mini flashlight on a string, a plastic compas that could click on things,and afew other dodads.

Anonymous said...

What's the recipe for the other bars that nancy gave to the man at the record hall?

Jenn said...

Cute idea to buy the headband! They are very popular right now. I have some info on the Sleuth Kits at the Sleuths' website:

http://www.ndsleuths.com/jrdetectivesquad.html

In the fun stuff section: activities.

There are also some costume ideas there too.

I don't have a recipe for the other bars--Blondies--but google that and you'll probably come up with lots of good ones.

Jenn:)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering a good halloween costume for nancy drew?


PLZ HELP!!

Anonymous said...

I suggest for a costume a simple pastel plaid shirt , cute capris light brown and a headband with bobbie socks and shoes

Anonymous said...

I am 10 years old and I have a few stuff that people could put in a sleuthing bag. 1.a small little tin can you can pt bobby pins in (lock pick)2.first aid kit 3.ipod 4.magnifing glass 5.pen 6. flashlight 7.note pad 8.pencil with string around it and paper clip at the end of it (to pick things up)and lastly a camera.

Anonymous said...

do you think that penny loafers are really good fashion statement? because i really like that "Nancy Drew" fashion :)

Anonymous said...

Hey SJS, or anybody who is interested...Emma Roberts shows you in this video the whole sleuthing kit to give you a closer look...Hope it helps!

Check it out here: http://www.movieweb.com/video/VIF6EIHFff8rIN

Have a great one! ;D
Lisa:)