Meet the Robinsons is kinda like Treasure Planet in that almost everyone who has seen it loves it, but it’s kinda forgotten. I love the movie. I actually think its one of my favorites…at least in the top 15. AND there is a memorable food scene in it when the family has a meatball fight! If you haven’t seen Meet the Robinsons, I suggest to go watch it. If you have seen Meet the Robinsons, go watch it again! It will leave you a happy person. I really wouldn’t mind Disney jumping into the Meet the Robinsons universe again. Even if its not with the same characters. I love the Tomorrowland-esque universe that this movie does way better than the official Tomorrowland movie.
Also, by way of announcement. Next week we’re skipping our normal post to ramp up for our 5 week Ratatouille marathon. But next week, we’re going to be announcing the start of our Patreon. Making all this food gets expensive and to keep going, we would love your support. So get ready for that official announcement. There will be some awesome perks for the disneymealers that support us!
- Paradise planet unicorn drink
- Pizza dough cannon
- Fortune cookie
- Toasted pb&j
- Spicy Italian sausage
- Spaghetti and meatballs and gravy
- Roast turkey
- Fruit hat
- Ginkgo Biloba billboard
- Pb and j machine
Meatball Cannon Meatballs and Spaghetti
This is one of the most memorable points in the movie. Lewis eats dinner with the Robinsons and an old Kung-fu style fight breaks out!
They also mention passing the gravy, which goes around the table on a train (gravy train, HA!). But you never see them actually pour the gravy on the spaghetti and meatballs. I know they’re a weird family, but gravy on meatballs? Well that’s when I learned about Sunday Gravy, which is basically a marinara sauce served on pasta with meatballs! We have made spaghetti and meatballs before for Lady and the Tramp. However, I wasn’t too happy with that recipe. This one is MUCH better. So here’s the recipe for Sunday gravy and meatballs (with some other meats thrown in too).
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb meaty pork neck bones or 1 lb pork spareribs
- 1 lb veal stew meat or 2 veal shoulder chops
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 4 garlic cloves (diced)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 3 (28 ounce) cans peeled Italian tomatoes
- 1.5 cups water
- 6 leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces
- 1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 lb ground spicy sausage
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 cups stale Italian bread, crumbled
- 3/4 cups lukewarm water
- 1 cup olive oil
- Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
- Pat the pork dry and put the pieces in the pot.
- Cook turning occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until nicely browned on all sides.
- Transfer pork to a plate.
- Brown the veal in the same way and add it to the plate.
- Place the sausages in the pot and brown on all sides.
- Set the sausages aside with the pork.
- Drain off most of the fat from the pot.
- Add the garlic and onion and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden.
- Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
- Puree the tomatoes in a blender, with their juice into the pot.
- Or for a chunkier sauce, just chop up the tomatoes and add them.
- Add the water; and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the pork, veal, sausages, and basil and bring the sauce to a simmer.
- Partially cover the pot and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2.5 hours.
- If the sauce becomes too thick, add a little more water.
- Meanwhile, make the meatballs
- Combine beef and sausage in a large bowl.
- Add garlic, eggs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Blend bread crumbs into meat mixture.
- Slowly add the water 1/4 cup at a time.
- The mixture should be moist but still hold its shape if rolled into meatballs. Use less water if it seems to be getting too mushy.
- Shape into meatballs.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Fry meatballs in batches. Cover with aluminum foil. When the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel.
- When the sauce has about 10 minutes left, add the meatballs (optional).
- Cook the spaghetti noodles as directed
- Pour the sauce over the prepared noodles and mix. (use as much sauce or as little sauce as you want).
- Top with meatballs and italian sausage.
Rainbow Milkshake from Paradise Planet
The bowler cap talks to adult Goob at the unicorn themed Paradise Planet. We see Goob sucking down some kind of drink.
While we don’t know what he’s exactly drinking, I’m sure it’s something sugary. So I made a rainbow milkshake! Perfect for your unicorn loving people in your life.
- 4 c Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2/3 cup milk
- Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, etc Food Coloring
- Place the milk and icecream in a blender
- Blend until its at the desired constancy. If you want it runnier, add more milk, thicker, add more ice cream.
- Separate the shake into 4+ containers (depending on how many colors you want). Add 2 drops food coloring to each container and stir with a spoon until the shake has turned that color)
- In cups add equal amounts of colored shake in layers. Tada! Rainbow Milkshake
I love PB&J, but have never had Toasted PB&J. It actually was pretty good. Easy recipe. Just toast some bread and slap some PB&J on it.
The spaghetti and meatballs was TONS better than the ones we made for Lady and the Tramp.And the Sunday gravy gives you some delicious meats for later meals!
Sunday Gravy – 8/10
Meatballs – 10/10
Italian Sausage – 9/10
Unicorn Shake – 9/10
Toasted PB&J – 9/10