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!


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°.


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°.


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.



Anonymous 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!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous 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.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

9:29 AM  
Blogger 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:


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.


2:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering a good halloween costume for nancy drew?


6:01 PM  

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