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Good Dinosaur – Dinosaur Corn

Quick links: Dino Corn | Verdict

 

Good Dinosaur is by far the most disappointing Disney/Pixar movie for me. I LOVE dinosaurs and have since I was little. When I heard that they were making a movie starring dinosaurs, and answering the question “What if the meteor never hit,” my mind raced with all the awesome possibilities this movie could contain.  And then the movie came out…and it was a sloppy, generic boy and “dog” movie with dinosaurs for some reason. The fact that they were dinosaurs didn’t really even show in the movie. They could have been gorillas and the movie would have been the same. 

That all said, it wasn’t a HORRIBLE movie, but I’d actually say its on par with Home on the Range.

 

Foods Shown

 

Cowboy Dinosaur Corn

So, they don’t actually show the dinosaurs eat their harvest.

But here’s a Good Dinosaur inspired recipe. Cowboy Dinosaur Corn

Cowboy Dinosaur Corn
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 slices of bacon
  2. 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  3. 16 oz Corn
  4. 1/2 c flour
  5. 1 egg
  6. Up to 1/2 cup of whole milk
  7. Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  8. Kosher salt to taste
  9. 1/4 tsp chili powder
  10. Fresh herbs, such as parsley, to garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet.
  2. Remove the bacon, but leave the drippings
  3. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  4. Mix the eggs, flour, salt, pepper and milk
  5. Mix in the corn until well mixed
  6. Melt the butter in the drippings
  7. Drop in the battered corn and fry until golden brown, flip to fry the other side
  8. Break up the golden corn inside the skillet (it usually will just stick together)
  9. Add the bacon and cook for a bit longer on a lower heat before serving.
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Will it Make the Movie Better?

The corn was pretty good. Nothing amazing, but a good side.

Verdict:

Dino Corn – 6.8/10

 

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Big Hero 6 – Ramen, Muffins, Hot Wings, Nigiri

Quick links: Ramen | MuffinsHot Wings | Nigiri | Verdict

 

When I first saw Big Hero 6, I came out of it and said, “If I were 10 years old, that movie would be my favorite movie of all time times infinity.” I absolutely love Big Hero 6. Watching it again made me love it even more. It has to be in my top 10 favorite Disney movies of all time. One of my favorite things about it is the setting, San Fransokyo.  I was excited to make some yummy Japanese foods. I was going to make some mochi, but I couldn’t get Azuki beans in time. I might make a special one-off post just for that though.

 

Foods Shown

  • Bread bowl with fruitloops
  • Crab bento
  • Ramen with eggs (credits)
  • Croissant
  • Nigiri
  • Gummy bears and other vending machine
  • Soda
  • Japanese mineral water
  • Hot Wings and rice
  • Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Breads
  • Blueberry muffin
  • banana
  • Steak and veggies
  • Tea
  • Thinly sliced apple
  • Donuts

Ramen with Happy Egg

This is shown in the credits.

I have always wanted to make Ramen that wasn’t instant. Sadly, I didn’t do too well. I had to substitute some ingredients, and I must have not done well. Here’s the recipe in its unsubstituted form. Try it, see if you like it better.

Ramen
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 10 oz (285 g) ramen noodles
  3. 1/2 cup (200 g) fresh or canned bamboo shoots, sliced
  4. 1/2 cup (170 g) fresh or canned corn kernels, drained
  5. 1/3 cup (80 g) defrosted frozen or fresh spinach
  6. 8 cups (2 liters) pork or vegetable broth
  7. 2 teaspoons instant dashi granules
  8. 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or to taste
  9. 4 tablespoons fresh miso paste
  10. 1 cup (100 g) fresh bean sprouts
  11. 1 stalk green onion (scallions), finely chopped
  12. 4 teaspoons chili oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the whole, un-cracked eggs in a medium pot and fill with water to cover eggs by 1 inch (2.5 cm).
  2. Turn the heat to high and when boiling, turn the heat off and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
  3. Promptly use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs and peel the egg under cold running water. Slice each egg in half.
  4. Return the same pot of water to a boil.
  5. Add the ramen noodles and cook according to package instructions (most ramen noodles only take 3 minutes to cook.) Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.
  6. Divide the noodles, hardboiled eggs, bamboo shoots, corn and spinach among 4 large serving bowls.
  7. In a large pot, add the stock, instant dashi and soy sauce.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  9. Remove from the heat and stir in the miso.
  10. Taste the soup and add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of miso if you’d like.
  11. Ladle soup into each bowl.
  12. Top each bowl with fresh bean sprouts, green onions and a drizzle of chili oil, if desired.
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Cass’s Blueberry Muffins

After Tadashi dies, Cass comes in to give a grieving Hiro some breakfast. She owns a cafe, so she brought him a yummy blueberry muffin with fruit.

This blueberry muffin recipe is really good.

Cass's Blueberry Muffins
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup softened butter
  2. 1 ¼ cups sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. ½ teaspoon salt
  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1 tbs orange juice
  9. ½ cup milk
  10. 2 cups blueberries, washed, drained and picked over
  11. 3 teaspoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Cream the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar until light.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  4. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder, and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
  5. Add orange juice
  6. Crush 1/2 cup blueberries with a fork, and mix into the batter. Fold in the remaining whole berries.
  7. Line a 12 cup standard muffin tin with cupcake liners, and fill with batter. Sprinkle the 3 teaspoons sugar over the tops of the muffins, and bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove muffins from tin and cool at least 30 minutes.
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Hot Wings That’ll Melt Your Face Off

After Hiro and Baymax first encounter the masked man, they come back and Cass is making Hiro hot wings, that she promises he’ll feel in the morning.

The following hot wing recipe is spicy, but not super spicy. You can adjust to your own taste based on what kind of hot sauce you use.

 

Hot Wings
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 20 whole chicken wings, washed well and patted dry
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sauce
  1. 1 cup hot sauce
  2. 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter, at room temperature
  3. 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. 1 tsp honey
  5. 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  6. Blue Cheese sauce for dipping
Instructions
  1. Place chicken wings into a large, zip-top plastic bag or large brown paper bag.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  3. Add the seasoned flour to the plastic bag and toss to coat well.
  4. Pour the chicken pieces and excess flour onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
  5. Allow the chicken to sit on the floured baking sheet to dry out for about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat fryer or a large stockpot filled halfway with vegetable oil to 350 degrees F.
  7. Add chicken to hot oil and fry until cooked through and crispy, about 10 to 13 minutes.
  8. Mix all the ingredients of the sauce together
  9. Place the wings in a large bowl and drizzle with half of the sauce.
  10. Toss to coat well. Serve hot with the remaining sauce and blue cheese.
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Lucky Cat Nigiri

When Hiro upgrades Baymax and flies through the city, they pass a restaurant with a cat holding a piece of nigiri.

We have made sushi before, but not nigiri. I don’t enjoy nigiri as much, but it is simple and still yummy.

Happy Cat Nigiri
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Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
5 hr
Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
5 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/3 cup short-grain sushi rice, rinsed
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 5 1/3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  4. 5 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1.5 tablespoons salt
  6. 1 (6 ounce) piece salmon
Instructions
  1. Prepare fish first. Cover fish with salt and leave for 1 hour. Then, rinse off salt and put it into the freezer. Once frozen, defrost and use for sushi.
  2. Wash the rice until the water rinses clear.
  3. Drain the rice in a colander and let it stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Place the rice in a pot or rice cooker, and add 3 cups of water or follow the instructions on a rice cooker.
  5. Remove the cover, place a damp towel over the rice, and let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. You can find sushi vinegar prepared at a grocery story or you can easily make it by pouring the vinegar, sugar and salt into a pan under low heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  7. Pour sushi vinegar over cooked rice and mix it gently. You can do this in a wooden bowl for making sushi rice or in your rice cooker by turning off the cooker and pouring the vinegar and mixing gently and evenly and leaving it until it cools down to room temperature.
  8. Slice the fish very thinly into bite-sized pieces.
  9. Hand-mold fingers of rice and place a thin slices of fish on the top.
  10. Eat with soy sauce and wasabi
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Balalalala?

Most of the food was really good. I was happy to be able to make some new types of foods!

Verdict:

Ramen – 6/10

Blueberry Muffins – 8.5/10

Hot Wings – 9/10

Nigiri – 7/10

 

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Winnie the Pooh – Honey Pumpkin Squares

Quick links: Honey Pumpkin Squares | Verdict

 

The new Winnie the Pooh movie is severely underrated. I think it is the funniest Disney movie since Emperor’s New Groove. There are so many great lines. Sadly, there aren’t too many foods shown. So we decided to make a fall inspired honey pumpkin recipe.

 

Foods Shown

  • Tea
  • Pumpkin tomato cabbage. Carrots, gord
  • Thistle
  • Honey

 

Huny Punkin Squares

This is a perfect recipe for this time of the year. It is very similar to pumpkin pie.

Huny Punkin Squares
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hr
Crust
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  3. 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  4. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Filling
  1. 2 cans (15 oz each) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1 cup half-and-half
  4. 1 cup honey
  5. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  6. 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping
  1. 1/2 cup whipped cream
  2. Honey to drizzle
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients with fork until crumbly. Press in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat all filling ingredients with wire whisk or electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Pour over partially baked crust.
  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.
  4. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with honey
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Will it be back soon?

It is a really good recipe! Perfect for any fall gathering.

Verdict:

Huny Punkin Cake – 9/10

 

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Toy Story 3 – Mr. Tortilla Head, and Jelly Bean Burger

Quick links: Mr. Tortilla Head | Jelly Bean Burger | Verdict

 

We’re back and in a new place! The new kitchen is so much bigger and nicer than our old kitchen! What a better way to break in the new kitchen than with food from Toy Story 3! There wasn’t much food to make, but it was a good ease in. Let me tell you, it is a lot easier to make tortillas when you have lots of counter space. I think I might be allergic to the last part of Toy Story 3. My eyes start to swell and I discharge fluids from my eyes and nose. My throat tightens and it makes it hard to breath. Luckily it passes as the credits roll.
On the same note, the beginning of Up elicits the same reaction. As well as the end of the 1st act of the Lion King…..

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Foods Shown

Mr. Tortilla Head

Part of the toys’ escape plan was to have Mr. Potato Head assume the body of a tortilla!

I always thought that was pretty creepy. But we haven’t made tortillas yet, so here’s the recipe!

Mr. Tortilla Head
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups Flour
  2. 2 tsp salt
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 tbs lard
  5. 1.5 cups water
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder
  2. Add the lard and mix with your hands until incorporated
  3. Mix while adding water slowly. Mix until dough is smooth.
  4. Split the dough up into 18-24 balls (depending on how big you want the tortillas
  5. Flatten the dough on a slightly floured surface.
  6. Over a hot stove, place the flattened dough and cook for 1-2 min each side
  7. Decorate with Mr Potato Head pieces
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Jelly Bean Burger

So this isn’t a recipe per se. It wasn’t a real burger, but the plastic burger that Bonnie was playing with.

I tried a real burger with jelly beans on it. It tasted exactly as you thought it would. Like a burger with jelly beans on it.

 

 


Will it Make You Cry for 10 Minutes Straight?

The tortillas were really great. The burger not-so-much.

Verdict:

Tortilla – 7.5/10

Jelly Bean Burger – 5/10

 

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Princess and the Frog [Week 3] – Stuffed Lobster Tail, Deep fried Shrimp, Whoopie Pie and Red Velvet Cake

Quick links: Stuffed Lobster Tail | Deep Fried Shrimp | Whoopie Pie | Red Velvet Cake | Link 5 | Verdict   We’re back with the last week of Princess and the Frog! It’s been a blast to make these recipes. All the food today comes from Tiana’s song sequence about her restaurant. The food was delicious!  Remember to support us on Patreon!   Foods…
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Prepping for Princess and the Frog

We’re skipping a week this week so that we can prep for Princess and the Frog. There’s a LOT of good food in there, so get excited. Yesterday was National Rum Day, so to celebrate, enjoy this delicious recipe inspired by Peter Pan.

Ingredients:
1.5 lbs Filleted Codfish
1/2 cup Rum
1/2 teaspoon Anchovy Paste
1/2 tsp Red wine vinagre
1/3 cup Coconut water
1/3 cups Peanut or Canola oil
6 Red Potatoes
2 Minced Shallots
1 Chopped Vine-ripe Tomato
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1/4 cup whole milk
3 tbs coconut oil
1/4 c crushed or pureed pineapple
  Sea salt, pepper, cumin, basil to taste
  1. Bring rum, shallots, coconut water and vinegar to boil in heavy small saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and cover.
  4. Let stand at room temperature.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 fahrenheit.
  6. Place each russet potato on separate sheet of foil, rub in oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and wrap tightly.
  7. Bake about 1 hour.
  8. Remove foil; cool to just warm, about 20 minutes.
  9. Cut lengthwise in half.
  10. Scoop flesh into medium microwave-safe bowl, leaving 1/4-inch-thick potato shell.
  11. Add the canola/peanut oil and milk to russet potato in bowl; mash well.
  12. Stir in creme fraiche.
  13. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  14. Loosely cover shells and filling separately and let stand at room temperature.
  15. Rewarm russet potato shells, then filling.
  16. Stir anchovy paste into filling; season with sea salt and pepper.
  17. Mound filling in shells.
  18. Sprinkle basil.
  19. Place tomatoes on top.
  20. Place 212 fl oz water and cod fillets in heavy large skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  21. Cover; steam over medium-high heat.
  22. Meanwhile, rewarm rum-shallot reduction over medium-low heat.
  23. Add coconut oil and pineapple, alternating 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking continue whisking until beurre rouge is thick (do not overheat or sauce may separate).
  24. Season with salt and pepper.
  25. Spoon sauce onto 4 plates.
  26. Place russet potato on the remaining side.
  27. Arrange the cod strips atop sauce on each plate; sprinkle with cumin and basil.
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We started a Patreon page! Check it out here: http://www.patreon.com/disneymeals

We have loved doing this blog and have been so grateful for all your support. In order to make this blog even better, we decided to start a Patreon page.  You can watch this video for more details or just skip it and keep reading.

Patreon is a crowdfunding site kinda like Kickstarter. It allows fans to support creators of on-going projects, like Disney Meals. You can choose an amount to donate each month. Even a dollar would help. 

Your support will go toward:

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Finding Nemo – Fish and Chips

Quick links: Fish and Chips | Verdict

 

Just keep swimmin’ just keep swimmin! This week we had the privilege of watching Finding Nemo. One of the greatest Pixar movies of all time. This was only the second movie not to show any food. So we’re making some food that will make you sad after watching the movie.

Foods Shown

  • None. Fish are friends not food.

Fish and Chips

So…even though fish are friends and not food, we made fish and chips. It’s all thanks to Marlin’s quote at the first of the movie when Nemo goes to school. “They’ve just got to grow up som – THE DROP OFF? THEY’RE GOING TO THE DROP OFF? WHAT ARE YOU, INSANE? WHY DON’T WE FRY THEM UP NOW AND SERVE THEM WITH CHIPS? ”

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

So here’s a recipe for fish and chips (beer battered of course, this is Australia).

Marlin's Fish and Chips
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Fish
  1. 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  2. 1 egg, lightly whisked
  3. 375ml (1 1/2 cups) chilled Australian beer
  4. Salt & black pepper
  5. Vegetable oil, to deep-fry
  6. 8 (about 120g each) white fish fillets (such as cod, halibut, flathead or whiting)
  7. Lemon Wedges to serve
Chips
  1. 4 large unpeeled potatoes, cut into wedges
  2. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  3. Salt and Pepper
Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Toss potato wedges with olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Put in oven for 40 minutes. (flipping halfway through)
Fish
  1. Meanwhile, place egg in a bowl and whisk lightly stir in flour until combined.
  2. Gradually whisk in the beer until batter is smooth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  5. Heat 2 inch oil to 375ºF
  6. Dip the fish into the batter, shake off excess
  7. Place into oil.
  8. Deep fry until golden brown (4-5 mins)
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Will it make you keep swimming?

The fish and chips were good. Not the best I’ve ever had, but still yummy

Verdict:

Fish – 8/10

Chips – 8/10

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ComicCon Special Post – C2E2

So, this week, we’re doing something different. This last weekend, Disney Meals went to C2E2 here in Chicago. We got some great pictures of Disney cosplays and other cosplays.

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DisneyMeals does Colombia – Arepas

This week we’re doing something a little different because we’ve been traveling in Medellin, Colombia. We’ve eaten some amazing foods here, but the best have been Medellin’s own Arepas. You can check out some other yummy South American recipes in our Saludos Amigos and Three Cabelleros post.