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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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Christmas Medley!

Quick links: Link 1 | Link 2Link 3 | Link 4 | Link 5 | Verdict

 

We’re doing a special recap of some of our favorite recipes that you can try for your Christmas feast! This will also be our last post of the year! So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in a couple weeks!

 

Christmas Goose from The Aristocats

Ingredients:
1 Red Bell pepper
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
1 tbs olive oil
1 Whole Goose/Duck
2 Onions (wedged)
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
1 cup White Wine
1 small can tomato paste
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup black olives (pitted)
1 cup chestnuts (or hazelnuts as a sub.)
1 stick butter (divided in half)
2 Slices of bread
  salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp crushed bay leaves
8 sprigs thyme
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F
  2. Boil some water and dump it over defrosted goose to tighten up the skin
  3. Rub 4 tbs butter over the entire goose
  4. Stick in a baking dish
  5. Place bell peppers on a baking sheet and roast them in oven for ~15 mins
  6. Place onion in a pan and cook, stirring occasionally over a medium-high, for 5 minutes or until golden.
  7. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until aromatic.
  8. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes or until reduced by half.
  9. Add the bell peppers, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, stock and thyme.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. In a separate pot, melt 4 tbs butter.
  12. Add in chestnuts and 1/4 c. wine.
  13. Bring to boil and let simmer for 15 minutes, until the chestnuts start getting a little soft.
  14. Stir in the shredded bread and olives.
  15. Salt and pepper to taste.
  16. Place the chestnut mix inside the goose
  17. Pour sauce over goose
  18. Place the goose in the oven
  19. Cook for 1 hr 45min (or until goose is brown and meat thermometer reads 175F), flipping the goose over every 35 mins. You may baste the goose with white wine every 30 minutes as well.
  20. Keep covered for first 30 minutes and then only partially covered for the rest

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Holiday Ham from Pocahontas

Lime Glazed Ham w/ Blueberry Sauce
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Ham
  1. 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 lb)
  2. 1 cup water
Glaze
  1. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  3. 1/3 cup Key lime juice
Blueberry Sauce
  1. 1/3 cup(s) preserves, apricot
  2. 1 tablespoon sugar, brown
  3. 2 tablespoon wine, dry red
  4. 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  5. 1 cup(s) blueberries
  6. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  7. 1/3 cup(s) water
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. If shallow roasting pan does not have rack, line with heavy-duty foil. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in pan or in foil-lined pan. Score ham diagonally at 1-inch intervals, cutting 1/4 inch deep; score in opposite direction to form diamond shapes. Pour water into pan. Bake 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix glaze ingredients. Pour half of mixture into 1-quart saucepan; set aside for sauce.
  3. Remove ham from oven. Insert meat thermometer so bulb reaches center of thickest part of ham, but does not rest in fat or on bone. Brush ham with some of glaze in bowl.
  4. Bake 2 hours or until thermometer reads 140°F, brushing frequently with pan drippings and remaining glaze in bowl. Let ham stand in pan 15 minutes, spooning pan drippings frequently over top.
Blueberry Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch or arrowroot powder and water.
  2. Stir in the apricot jam, brown sugar, wine, and lemon juice.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  4. Stir in the blueberries and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the ham and serve.
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Gingersnaps from The Rescuers

Penny's Gingersnaps
Serves 24
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  4. 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 1 Extra Large Egg
  9. 1/3 cup dark molasses
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Make the dough (You can do this part up to three days in advance.)
  1. SIFT the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. PLACE the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. SWITCH the mixer to low speed and gradually add the egg, molasses and vanilla extract. Increase the speed to medium and beat until smooth.
  4. SWITCH the mixer to low speed and add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, pulsing the mixer to incorporate each addition before adding the next one.
  5. TURN the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead a few times to incorporate any crumbs.
  6. DIVIDE the dough in half. Roll each half into a log about 1½ inches in diameter and 12 inches long. As you roll, gently push the ends toward the center to prevent air pockets and to keep the logs at an even thickness.
  7. WRAP the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 3 days.
Bake the cookies
  1. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F. Line the bottoms of two 12″ x 18″ sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. REMOVE the logs from the refrigerator and unwrap them. Using a ruler and a sharp knife, cut each log into rounds ¼ inch thick. If the dough crumbles as you cut it, reshape each slice.
  3. PLACE the rounds on the prepared pans, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake on the middle shelves of the oven, rotating the pans 180° halfway through the baking time, until the cookies are set but soft enough to hold a slight indentation when pressed with a fingertip (about 7 to 10 minutes).
  4. LET cool completely on the pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Yield: 50-60 2-inch cookies.
Notes
  1. Source: http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cookies/cookies2/ginger-snaps-recipe.asp
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Pineapple Upside-down Cake from Nightmare Before Christmas

There are many other Christmas recipes you can find there too.

Pineapple Upside-down Cake
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  2. 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  3. 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  4. 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  5. 1 cup dark brown sugar
  6. 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup butter
  7. 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices
  8. 1 (8 ounce) jar maraschino cherries (optional)
Instructions
  1. Follow instructions on cake box for making an oblong single layer cake.
  2. Prepare cake batter and set aside.
  3. Cut up butter in small pieces and place all over the bottom of the oblong pan specified on cake box.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar generously over the butter.
  5. Place pan on the stove (or in the oven) and heat slowly until butter and sugar melt to a liquid then remove from heat.
  6. Evenly space the pineapple slices around the bottom of pan in the heated sugar and butter.
  7. Place the cherries and nuts between the pineapple slices (Tho the cherries and nuts look nice and taste great, they are optional).
  8. Pour cake batter on top of the pineapple/cherry/nut mixture.
  9. Place in oven and bake as directed on cake box.
  10. As soon as cake is done place a plate over the cake and turn upside down and carefully remove pan.
  11. If you wait too long the sugar will harden and be difficult to remove.
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Plum Christmas Pudding from Make Mine Music

Ingredients:

Pudding

1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup ground, raw potato (shredded works, too)
1 cup ground, raw carrot (again, shredded works)
1/2 cup raisins *gold or brown
1 cup mixed dried fruit *preferrably with plums
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
3 tablespoons melted butter
   
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or rum flavoring
  water
  butter or heavy cream

Sauce

   
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or rum flavoring
  water
  butter or heavy cream
Pudding:
  1. Sift spices with flour and other dry ingredients.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots, raisins and mixed fruit, lemon extract, and butter.
  3. Mix well until batter is moistend through (this will take a few minutes).
  4. Put in buttered mold, fill about 2/3 full.
  5. Three 3″ fluted pans will hold the mixture.
  6. Steam for 3 hours.
  7. You can use a crockpot with steaming capabilities or put the molds in a larger baking dish, fill larger dish with boiling or very hot water, cover with foil and steam in the oven at about 300 degrees for 3 hours.
  8. Let sit 10 minutes before removing puddings from molds.
Sauce:
  1. Combine sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla/rum flavoring.
  2. Add enough cold water to make a thin paste.
  3. Cook over low heat until paste thickens up.
  4. Add butter or cream until desired thickness is reached.

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Will it Make you have a Merry Christmas?

I hope all you Disney Mealer’s out there have a great Christmas!

 

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Fox and The Hound – Fresh-from-the-Cow Milk, Raspberry Jam, Foxy Birthday Cake

Quick links: Fresh Cow Milk | Raspberry Jam | Foxy Birthday Cake | Verdict

 
I swear I didn’t cry when the widow drove Tod out to leave him in the forest. I was cutting onions…cuz this is a food blog. No crying here, just onions. Man, this movie is good, and so sad. It could be because dogs and foxes are so cute. There wasn’t too much food in the movie, but the highlight was the widow’s raspberry jam!

 

Fresh-from-the-Cow Milk

There are a few times where fresh milk is shown.

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There really isn’t a recipe besides buying a cow, and milking it. But we wanted to experience what Tod experienced. Selling raw milk is illegal here, except if the milk is sold directly from the farm. So we drove 1.5 hrs outside the city to a dairy farm and got a gallon. Man, it was delicious. So rich and creamy. Some people even claim it’s better for you. So if you’re in an area where you can get some fresh milk, I highly recommend it.

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Widow’s Raspberry Jam

When Tod is getting chased by Amos Slade, we see the widow cooking something on the stove.

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(Credit: Disney)

We’re not sure exactly what it is, other than it is some red substance in a pot. I figure, why not make some raspberry jam. It makes sense that the widow would be making something like that.

I had no idea that making raspberry jam was so easy! It turned out delicious.

Widow's Raspberry Jam
Yields 6
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups mashed raspberries
  2. 4 cups sugar
  3. 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Place raspberries in a large pot
  2. Using a potato masher, mash the raspberries
  3. Heat the raspberries on high until they reach a full boil
  4. Boil for 2 minutes
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Add the sugar and lemon juice
  7. Place back on stove and bring to boil again
  8. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly
  9. Remove from heat
  10. For a thicker jam, beat with an electric beater for 4 minutes
  11. Pour in jars and refrigerate.
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Tod’s Birthday Cake

In the saddest part of the movie…that I definitely didn’t cry in…the widow is driving Tod away. She looks at a photo of him on his birthday with a big ol’ cake.

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(Credit: Disney)

We have experience making treats for dogs from the 101 Dalmations post, so we decided to make a doggie cake because foxes and dogs are pretty similar, right?

Our dog loved the cake.

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Tod's Birthday Cake
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
For the Cake
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/4 cup peanut butter
  3. 1/4 cup cooking oil
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/3 cup honey
  6. 1 cup shredded carrots
  7. 4 pieces bacon (save grease for frosting)
  8. 1 cup whole wheat or white flour
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
For the frosting
  1. 1 package of cream cheese
  2. 1/3 cup peanut butter
  3. bacon grease from cooked bacon
  4. 1 tbs milk
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold.
  2. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and bacon, mix thoroughly.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the mixture.
  4. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  6. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
For the frosting
  1. Place package of cream cheese in bowl
  2. Add in the peanut butter, bacon grease, and milk
  3. Beat with electric beater until smooth.
  4. You may add veggie oil to thin it out or corn starch to thicken it up as desired
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Will it Make us Best of Friends?

The milk was amazing. The raspberry jam might be one of my favorite recipes. We tried it on crepes that day too and it was divine. Our dog loved the foxy cake (and it wasn’t HORRIBLE for human consumption).

Now go watch Fox and the Hound. It’s on Netflix. 

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Verdict:

Milk – 7/10
Raspberry Jam – 10/10
Foxy Cake – OHMYGOSHFOOD!/10 for dogs, 5/10 for humans

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Robin Hood – Little John Stew, Blackberry Pie, Currant Pie, Gruel

Robin Hood and Little John chilling in the kitchen, breakin’ eggs, stewin’ beef and eatin’ the day away. This is one of my wife’s favorite Disney movies. Mostly because she thinks Robin is a “fox”.
It is a really good, classic Disney movie with some good food to boot!

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Pinocchio – Lemon Roasted Fish, Yellow Cake, Roasted Chicken, Homemade Bread, and Strawberry Pie

Quick links: Figaro’s Fish | Princess Cleo’s Cake | Geppetto’s Chicken | Stromboli’s French Bread | Pleasure Island Pie | Verdict [twitter-follow screen_name=’DisneyMeals’] One of the saddest parts of Pinocchio is that Geppetto made a huge mouthwatering feast that no one got to eat! The Fish Figaro Failed to Eat So as it goes, Pinocchio gets turned into a living puppet that’s…
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Snow White – Fish Stew and Gooseberry Pie

Quick links: Fish Stew Recipe | Gooseberry Pie Recipe | Verdict [twitter-follow screen_name=’DisneyMeals’] There is a full recipe given in this movie, but since I’m not in the market for eating a poisoned apple, I decided to opt for the other foods featured in the movie. MMM….SOUP! The first food shown in the movie was right after the dwarves…
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