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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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Atlantis – Cowboy Beans, Yellow Curry Chicken

We sat down this week and watched the movie Atlantis, a movie almost as forgotten as the actual city. I love the world building in this movie and I wish there was more of it. Atlantis is such a beautiful place. Sadly, most of the food shown is pretty alien. We don’t have access to the fantastical creatures shown in the movie. But we made some inspired recipes that are based off of Southeastern Asia, which is one of the inspirations the film makers used to design Atlantis.

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Emperor’s New Groove [Week 2] – Chicha, Pillbug, Inca Stew, Aguadito, Strawberry Birthday Cake, Champurrado

Quick links: Chicha | Pillbug | Inca Stew | Aguadito | Strawberry Birthday Cake | Champurrado | Verdict   Boom baby! I know you couldn’t handle just having just one week of Emperor’s New Groove, so here’s another! We made some amazing food for the second half of Emperor’s New Groove, including the giant pillbug that Kusco and Pacha ate (not really, but we have a…
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Emperor’s New Groove [Week 1] – Spinach Puffs, Colada Morada, Inca Biscuits, White Cake, Mesoamerican Turkey

I think Emperor’s New Groove is one of the funniest, if not THE funniest Disney movies ever made. And of course, it has Kronk’s Spinach Puffs (which will be a video later). There is TONS of food shown, so you all get the pleasure of getting 2 Emperor’s New Groove posts!

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Dinosaur – Scotch Dinosaur Eggs, Scotch Cadbury Eggs

Quick links: Scotch Eggs | Scotch Cadbury Eggs | Verdict

 

I don’t know why Disney/Pixar has a hard time with Dinosaur movies. They can make them look beautiful, but they can’t get a solid story. Oh well. There wasn’t really any food in Dinosaur either, except for some prehistoric dinosaur meat, but that didn’t stop us, oh no. We made some great Dinosaur inspired scotch eggs and scotch eggs from Cadbury Eggs! Perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday! Check it out! Also, we made some video content! That will be up later today. Yay! So check out the videos on how to make each egg!

*EDIT: Videos are up!*

Foods Shown

Insect

Pachyrhinosaurus

Iguanadon

Dinosaur Scotch Egg

So, when Aladar is still a little eggling, he gets thrown around a bit and even swallowed and spit out again.

dinosaur egg fish eye view

That’s the closest to food we could come by. I’ve always wanted to make Scotch Eggs, this gave me the opportunity. They turned out great!

Dinosaur Scotch Eggs
Yields 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Mustard Sauce
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  4. 2 tablespoons white sugar
Scotch Eggs
  1. 6 eggs
  2. 2 quarts oil for deep frying
  3. 12 ounces ground pork sausage
  4. 1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed
  5. 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  9. 1 egg, beaten
  10. 4 ounces dry bread crumbs
Mustard sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, crack 1 egg
  2. Turn the heat on low
  3. Mix in mayonnaise, mustard and sugar.
  4. Heat until boiling. When it reaches a boil, remove and let sit until cool
  5. Then chill in fridge.
Scotch Eggs
  1. Place 6 eggs in a saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Boil eggs for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Let cool then peel.
  6. Heat oil in deep-fryer or a deep pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. Work the parsley, lemon rind, nutmeg, marjoram, salt and pepper into the sausage with your hands.
  8. Divide the sausage into 6 equal sized balls
  9. Smash the balls into disks and place a peeled hardboiled egg in the center of each disk.
  10. Work the sausage around the eggs with wet hands to form an even layer.
  11. Roll the covered eggs in beaten egg, and then in dried breadcrumbs.
  12. With a spoon, carefully slide the eggs in the hot oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes (sometimes it helps to only do a couple at a time), until they turn deep golden brown.
  13. Turn them as they cook so that they brown evenly.
  14. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towel
  15. If the sausage doesn't cook all the way through, heat in oven at 350 for 10 minutes.
  16. Serve eggs with mustard sauce.
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Sweet Cadbury Scotch Egg

So, we wanted to do something extra for cute little Aladar.

 

So here’s a Disney Meal Original creation! Cadbury Scotch Eggs (They’ve probably been done before, but we came up with our own way of doing them). Now, since this was experimental, we kinda messed up on the first couple, but the last couple were DELICIOUS and oh so fattening! Check it out

Cadbury Scotch Dinosaur Eggs
Yields 6
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Prep Time
3 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
Prep Time
3 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs (Frozen)
  2. 1 cake box mix
  3. 1/4 cup sour cream
  4. 1/4 cup cream cheese
  5. 2 cups (6oz) Chocolate cookie crumbs
  6. 2 cups (6oz) bread crumbs
  7. 2 cups flour
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 8 oz (2 small packages) White baking chocolate
  10. 4 oz (1 small package) milk baking chocolate or chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Freeze the Cadbury Eggs overnight. They need to be good and solid
  2. Cook the cake mix as directed
  3. When the cake is cooled enough to handle, add to a mixing bowl
  4. Mix in cream cheese and sour cream until you get a wetter mix
  5. Place the cookie crumbs in one bowl, 1 cup flour in a bowl and crack one egg in the other
  6. Smash the cake around the frozen cadbury egg. Make sure the cake isn't too hot or else it will melt the egg, but if it's too cold, it will have a hard time sticking around the egg
  7. Roll the cake egg in the flour, then the egg then the cookie crumb.
  8. Place on a plate and freeze for at least an hour.
  9. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan or deep-fryer to 350F
  10. Remove eggs from freezer
  11. Place bread crumbs in a bowl, the remaining flour in another, and crack the last egg into another bowl
  12. Repeat the process of rolling the eggs in the flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.
  13. Carefully place the eggs in the hot oil. Fry until it is golden.
  14. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain.
  15. When the eggs are cool, melt the chocolate (white chocolate in one bowl, milk chocolate in another). You may use the instruction on the back of the box to melt the chocolate.
  16. Swirl a little milk chocolate in the white chocolate and then roll each egg in the white chocolate. Drizzle the milk chocolate on top.
  17. Let eggs chill in fridge until the chocolate has solidified.
  18. Enjoy your eggs
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Will it Help You Find the Nesting Grounds?

Both the scotch eggs were super delicious. My wife didn’t like the sausage we used for the regular scotch eggs, so make sure you get some premium sausage!

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Verdict:

Scotch Eggs – 8.5/10

Scotch Cadbury Eggs – 10/10

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Toy Story 2 – Cheetos

Along with Toy Story and Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2 is among the best Pixar movies out there. I was surprised how much I had forgotten in this movie. It was great watching it again and reliving the past. Sadly, there isn’t much food shown. Luckily, we have one recipe that is finger-lickin’ good (according to Bulls-eye).

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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.

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Fantasia 2000 – Donuts

Quick links: Donuts | Verdict

I must confess, this is one of the few Disney movies I had not previously seen. It was interesting to learn that Fantasia was meant to be an ongoing film. That would have been pretty cool. Fantasia 2000 is a fun, relaxing movie. I prefer the original Fantasia, but this was a good addition. There wasn’t much food shown. Nothing really that we haven’t made, but that didn’t stop us from coming up with one of our new favorite recipes for you!

Foods Shown

Jazzy Donuts

So during this clip is where all the food is shown. We have made all the food shown, but we haven’t made a good classic donut yet. The donuts we made in the past all had different takes on the classic. Old fashioned from Ichabod and a flakey donut from lady and the tramp. But we came up with a delicious donut recipe for you all.

Jazzy Chocolate and Lemon Mint Glazed Donuts
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Prep Time
2 hr 45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
2 hr 45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
3 hr
For Donut
  1. 1 ¼ cups milk
  2. 2 ¼ teaspoons (one package) active dry yeast
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  5. ¼ cup granulated sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 4 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough
  8. 2 quarts vegetable oil (or enough to fill a pan about 1.5in. deep
For Glaze (Half the ingredients if you want to do half your batch glazed, half chocolate)
  1. 3 c powdered sugar
  2. 4 tbs water
  3. 4 tbs milk
  4. 2 tsp lemon juice
  5. 1/2 tsp dried finely crushed mint
For Chocolate (Half the ingredients if you want to do half your batch glazed, half chocolate)
  1. 2 cup heavy cream
  2. 1/2 c honey
  3. 2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  4. 4 tbs butter
Donuts
  1. Heat the milk to about 90F (warm but not hot)
  2. Add the yeast and a pinch of sugar
  3. Mix gently then let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy
  4. Use an electric mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, beat the eggs, butter, sugar and salt into the yeast mixture.
  5. Add 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 cup, then 1 tbs at a time.
  6. Mix until combined, then mix in the rest of the flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  7. If dough is too wet. add more flour, about 2 tablespoons at a time
  8. If the dough becomes too tough, gently knead it until smooth but be careful not to over work the dough.
  9. Grease a large bowl with a little oil.
  10. Transfer the dough to the bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
  11. Let rise at room temperature until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  12. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface, and roll it to 1/2-inch thickness.
  13. Cut out the doughnuts with a doughnut cutter, or 2 circular objects (About 3 in diameter and 1in diameter).
  14. If you want, keep the holes and fry those, if not, add them with the scraps.
  15. Knead any scraps together, being careful not to overwork, and let rest for a few minutes before repeating the process.
  16. Put the doughnuts on two floured baking sheets so that there is plenty of room between each one.
  17. Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place until they are slightly puffed up and delicate, about 45 minutes. You can heat the oven to 200 at the beginning of this step, then turn off the heat, put the baking sheets in the oven and leave the door ajar.
  18. A few minutes before the donuts have finished rising, put the oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and heat it to 375.
  19. Carefully add the doughnuts to the oil, a few at a time (careful not to squish them too much).
  20. When the bottoms are deep golden, after 30-45 seconds, use a spatula to flip; cook until they’re deep golden all over.
  21. You'll probably have to keep adjusting the heat as you fry the donuts, but try to keep it at about 375.
  22. Place the finished donuts on cooling racks or paper towels to dry off the excess oil.
Glaze
  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Dip the donuts in the glaze when they are cool enough to handle. Be careful not to glaze them while they are still too warm or else the glaze will melt off or into the donuts.
Chocolate
  1. Heat the heavy cream and honey in a pot over a medium heat and mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the chocolate chips and butter.
  3. When the cream comes to a light boil, remove from the heat and immediately add to the chocolate chips and butter.
  4. Mix until the chocolate and butter melts and turn smooth.
  5. Place in fridge until cool.
  6. Add to donuts when they are mostly cool.
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Will it Make you Fantasiaical?

I was super pleased with the donuts. I highly recommend making them. It also leaves leeway to experiment and come up with different toppings or flavors inside the donut.

Verdict:

Glazed Donut – 10/10

Chocolate Donut – 9/10

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Tarzan – Baked Jungle Bananas

Yes, this week was the beloved Tarzan movie. It is a great movie and Phil Collins has a way of tugging at heartstrings with his music. There are lots of fruits shown in Tarzan but, sadly, there weren’t any recipes shown in this film that you couldn’t have gleamed from Jungle Book (including ants). But don’t you fear Disney Mealers, we came up with a recipe for you guys anyway.

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Bug’s Life – Leafy Boysenberry Pie, Pupu platter (Egg Rolls, Korean BBQ Chicken Wings, Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Teriyaki, Tempura Vegetables), Edamame, Candy Corn, Bloody Mary O+

Quick links: Leafy Boysenberry Pie | Egg RollBBQ Korean Chicken Wings | Chicken Teriyaki | Beef Teriyaki | Tempura Vegetables | Edamame | Candy Corn | Bloody Mary O+ | Verdict

 

Feeling bugged? After checking out the food in this post, the only thing that might bug you will be your calorie count! Today’s post will be written by the second in command here at the Disneymeals house. Our commander in chief is pulling some overtime at work, so Queen Ant (Mary) is blogging this cook. A Bug’s Life. A movie about bugs, and their short little lives. 

Foods Shown

  • boysenberries
  • grain
  • candy corn
  • poo poo platter
  • salted soy bean
  • nuts
  • seed
  • bloody mary O+
  • olive
  • leaf
  • boysenberry pie with leaves

Leafy Boysenberry Pie

First up, we have pie. At the bug circus, our crew wasn’t performing so well, and they had little berries and mini-berry pies thrown at them. Poor circus bugs. However, the pies were boysenberry, so it can’t have been all bad. Boysenberry pie is pretty delicious. 

Leafy Boysenberry Pie
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Dough
  1. 3c Blended dried Spinach
  2. 3tbs sugar
  3. 2 tbs butter
  4. flour (if needing thickening)
Topping
  1. 2c whole spinach
  2. 1tbs olive oil
  3. 1 tsp sugar
Filling
  1. Can of boysenberry or other berry pie filling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter and eggs.
  3. Add the spinach and mix until the dough is firm enough to manipulate
  4. If the dough is not thickening, add flour
  5. Grease a pie pan
  6. Shape the dough around the bottom of the pie pan
  7. Put the filling in
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes
  9. Remove and let cool
Topping
  1. Turn up the oven to 425F
  2. Put spinach in bowl and drizzle the olive oil on top
  3. Put in sugar and mix around so all the spinach is coated with olive oil and sugar
  4. Place each spinach leaf one by one on a cookie sheet
  5. Place in oven for 8-10 minutes until the spinach is crispy
  6. Place crisped spinach on top of pie.
  7. Serve.
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Pupu Platter [Egg Rolls]

After the circus ends, the bugs are shown to be at a bar. There’s all sorts of “food” and “drinks” at this grimy establishment (I wouldn’t trust anything that came outta that bar, personally). The bartender brings out a tray and asks, “Who ordered the poo poo platter?” After which some brown much on the tray is swarmed by flies. Well we know where to draw our line, there is no way we will be eating poop. However, some research showed us that there is such a thing as a pupu (pronounced poo-poo) platter. It’s a mash up of yummy Asian appetizers, and appetizers are commonly served at bars, right? That sounded good enough for us. First up: The egg rolls, placed center on our platter.

Pupu platter Egg Rolls
Yields 8
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14704/best-egg-rolls/
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground pork
  2. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 1 quart canola oil for frying
  5. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  6. 2 tablespoons water
  7. 2 cups shredded spinach
  8. 2 ounces shredded carrots
  9. 8 (7 inch square) egg roll wrappers
Instructions
  1. Season pork with ginger and garlic powder and mix thoroughly. Heat mixture in a medium skillet, stirring, until pork is cooked through and no longer pink. Set aside.
  2. In another large skillet heat oil to about 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) or medium high heat. While oil is heating, combine flour and water in a bowl until they form a paste. In a separate bowl combine the cabbage, carrots and reserved pork mixture. Mix all together.
  3. Lay out one egg roll skin with a corner pointed toward you. Place about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the spinach, carrot and pork mixture on egg roll paper and fold corner up over the mixture. Fold left and right corners toward the center and continue to roll. Brush a bit of the flour paste on the final corner to help seal the egg roll.
  4. Place egg rolls into heated oil and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels or rack. Put on serving plate and top with sesame seeds if desired.
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Pupu Platter [Korean BBQ Wings]

We didn’t have wings for whatever reason, so drumsticks had to do. Man, they were probably my favorite part of the platter. Asian BBQ for the win!

Pupu Platter Korean BBQ Chicken Wings
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 to 2 pounds chicken wings or legs
  2. 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for frying
  3. 3 tablespoons grated ginger
  4. 1/4 cup sherry
  5. 1/4 cup white vinegar
  6. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  7. 1/4 cup honey
  8. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  9. 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
  10. 1tbs Sriracha
  11. Chopped scallions, for garnish
  12. 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 35 minutes.
  3. In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add the 2 tablespoons of canola oil and the ginger. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the sherry, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce and chili garlic sauce and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In large sauce pot or fryer, heat 3-inches of the canola oil, or enough to prevent wings from touching the bottom of the pan, to 350 degrees F. Add the chicken wings to the oil and cook for about 3 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Remove the chicken wings from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  5. Add the wings to the sauce. Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.
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Pupu Platter [Chicken Teriyaki]

The chicken teriyaki was baked instead of grilled. It made part 3 of our platter.

Pupu Plater Chicken Teriyaki
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  2. 1 tablespoon cold water
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  5. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 12 skinless chicken thighs
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and ground black pepper. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush chicken with the sauce. Turn pieces over, and brush again.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over, and bake for another 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Brush with sauce every 10 minutes during cooking.
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Pupu Platter [Beef Teriyaki]

Beef teriyaki was up next. It turned out just a bit chewy, but the flavor was so good. Any bug would’ve been happy with this platter.

Pupu Platter Beef Teriyaki
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Ingredients
  1. 2 fillet of beef steaks, 1 inch thick, 6 ounces each
  2. 1 teaspoons steak seasoning or salt and pepper
  3. 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce or 1/4 cup tamari dark soy mixed with 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  4. 1 tablespoon light oil: wok oil, peanut oil or vegetable oil
  5. 4 scallions chopped on an angle into 1 inch pieces
Instructions
  1. Slice the fillet steaks thinly across the grain.
  2. Toss with seasoning and teriyaki or tamari and sherry. Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  3. Add oil and the meat and stir-fry.
  4. When meat browns at edges, add scallions and cook 2 minutes more, stirring frequently.
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Pupu Platter [Tempura Vegetables]

Last but not least, vegetable tempura. I love tempura fried anything, and these veggies were no exception.

Pupu Platter Veggie Tempura
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Thinly sliced Vegetables to Tempura (Zucchini, squash, green beans, etc)
  2. 1 cup of flour
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 1 1/2 cups of almost frozen (really cold) seltzer water
  5. Salt
  6. Canola oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Heat oil (about 1-2 in deep) to 350F
  2. Get a large bowl of ice and place a smaller mixing bowl inside the larger ice bowl
  3. mix the flour, corn startch and seltzer water
  4. Place the cut veggies into the tempura and then into the oil.
  5. Good tempura needs very chilled batter and hot hot oil
  6. Fry the veggies until they are a light golden brown
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon
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Edamame

I can’t say much about the edamame, but you should try it sometime.

Edamame
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (12 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the edamame into a colander and rinse under cold water to thaw. Drain.
  2. Spread the edamame beans into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle cheese over the top and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.
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Candy Corn

Later on in the show Heimlich the caterpillar is shown eating a candy corn while calling someone a poo-poo head.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I like to think they were pupu head’s. Hahaha. We made candy corn from scratch. Personally, I like the store bought Halloween candy corn better, but this would still make Heimlich pretty happy, it was very sweet.

Candy Corn
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 1/2 ounces confectioners' sugar (about 1 1/4 cups)
  2. 1/2 ounce nonfat dry milk (about 6 1/2 teaspoons)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 3 1/2 ounces granulated sugar (about 1/2 cup)
  5. 3 3/4 ounces light corn syrup (about 1/3 cup)
  6. 2 1/2 tablespoons H20
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 2 or 3 drops each yellow and orange gel paste food coloring
  10. Parchment Paper
Instructions
  1. Combine the confectioners' sugar, dry milk and salt in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times, until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Set aside.
  2. Combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup and water in a 2-quart pot. Place over medium heat, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add the butter, clip on a candy thermometer and bring the sugar syrup to 230 degrees F, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and remove the thermometer.
  3. Add the vanilla and the dry mixture and stir continuously with a silicone spatula until well combined. Pour onto a half sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes, until the mixture is cool enough to handle.
  4. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Add 2 or 3 drops of yellow food coloring to one piece and knead until the color is consistent throughout. Add 2 or 3 drops of orange to the second piece and knead until the color is consistent throughout. Leave the third piece white.
  5. Roll each piece of dough into a strand about 18 inches long. Cut each strand in half and roll each piece into a strand that is about 1/2 inch thick and 22 inches long.
  6. Lay the strands side by side (orange, yellow, then white) and press them together using your fingers. Cut into 4-inch pieces. Then, using a ruler or bench scraper, press each piece into a wedge, keeping the orange section wide and making the white part come to a tip.
  7. Use a wire butter slicer, knife, bench scraper or pizza cutter to cut each wedge into individual candies. Lay the candies on a piece of parchment until dry, at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container with parchment between each layer.
  8. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/candy-corn-recipe2.html?oc=linkback
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Bloody Mary O+

No recipe required for this one. Find a girl named Mary who has O+ type blood, and prick her finger. Well, we’re pretty lucky here at Disneymeals because my name just happens to be Mary, and I just happen to have O+ blood. Mr. Mosquito at the bar ordered this, and got a nice big drop of blood. I’m pretty sure a lot of mosquitoes like O+ bloody Mary’s, at least, they do when I go out and about in the summertime.

 


Will it Turn you into a Beautiful Butterfly?

The pupu platter was the best part of the whole movie. If you want to impress your friends, bug or human, make this platter. Those flies knew what they were talking about. Bug pies aren’t as great, since they have to use leaves as crust. Even though the boysenberry filling was pretty good, spinach leaf pie crust is not my favorite. It wasn’t bad, but the flavor combo wasn’t great. Who am I to judge a bug, though? At least they’re healthy. Speaking of which, Heimlich could use a bit of a slim-down. He really needs to lay off the candy corn, they have way to much sugar. Also, our candy corn didn’t quite set, so it was more of a candy taffy. See ya next week, Disneymealers!

Verdict:

Boysenberry Pie – 6/10

Egg Rolls – 7/10

Chicken Wings – 9/10

Chicken Teriyaki – 8.5/10

Beef Teriyaki – 8.5/10

Vegetable Tempura – 7/10

Edamame – 6.5/10

Candy Corn – 7/10 – Would have been higher if ours set right