If you'd like to keep things nice and comforting for your Oscars  evening, host a party inspired by The Help . Minny's fried chicken featured prominently in the film, and your menu should reflect all of the great richness that comes with Southern cooking. Sip on bourbon cocktails and let the evening drag on as long as you like.
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Clink glasses filled with delightfully potent mint juleps  as you cheer on The Help.
Flaky Southern Biscuits
You'll feel instantly comforted as you bite into a buttery biscuit . Serve these with some homemade Concord grape jam .
While it's probably expected that you'll serve up a big batch of fried chicken, feel free to get creative with this. Serve up wings  as a tasty nod to the Southern dish, or keep things a bit lighter with a perfectly roasted chicken . But if you can't resist keeping things traditional with crispy fried chicken , we don't blame you.
Creamed Collard Greens
Smoky bacon is the foundation for this comforting take on a classic Southern green. Creamed collard greens  are the perfect side dish for your party.
Honey Whiskey Bundt Cake
Honey whiskey, pecans, and butterscotch flavor come together to make a decadent bundt cake.