Quick links: Teppanyaki Chicken | Burger-In-A-Cup | Pie-In-A-Cup | Septuacentennial Cupcake in a Cup | Verdict I love Wall-E. It is such an amazing movie. It’s definitely one of the Pixar movies like Ratatouille that resonates more with adults than children. There is a lot of fattening food in the movie. So get ready to use your own hoverchair after these…
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Quick links: Rat-sized Cheesecake | Ms. Ego’s Ratatouille | Remy’s Ratatouille | Verdict It’s the last week of Ratatouille. Man, that was a marathon. But we saved the best for last! We made 2 ratatouille dishes and some cheesecake. It was all amazing. It totally made up for the tragedy of last week haha. Also to make up for…
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Quick links: Scallops | Omelette | Roast Duck | Remy’s Soup | Verdict Get out your berets and baguettes, it’s time for another week of Ratatouille! This week we were joined again by our friends Aly and Drew from Dreams To Become. We enjoyed some great food! So check out the recipes for week 3 of Ratatouille! Also, we just got…
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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 announcement. There will be some awesome perks for the disneymealers that support us!
Quick links: Popcorn | Orange Soda | Verdict
Chicken Little is the first fully computer animated film from Disney. It is a pretty fun film, but not great in Disney standards. It is definitely good for a few laughs though. We’ve been in kind of a slump lately. There hasn’t been much good food shown in movies. Chicken Little showed some food, but it was food we’ve already made or common food items. But we have a couple quick and easy recipes for you. Popcorn and orange soda. Perfect for your Chicken Little viewing night.
I also wanted to do a shout out to our friends at Dreams To Become. We had the awesome opportunity to join their blog to do a viewing of Winnie the Pooh. We made our shortbread jam cookies and recorded an awesome commentary to the movie. Check it out! and be sure to support their patreon in order to hear the commentary.
- Corn on the cob
- Green gatorade
- Orange soda
- Dog bone
Buck Cluck’s Popcorn
When Chicken Little gets hit by the second piece of the sky, his dad is making popcorn and the popcorn explodes all over him.
I made some popcorn, but not just plain microwave popcorn. I actually made it over the stove! It actually tastes really good. Better than movie theater popcorn.
Buck Cluck Popcorn
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- 3 ounces popcorn kernels, (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon popcorn salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- Place the oil, popcorn and salt in a large, deep frying pan.
- Wrap the pan in aluminum foil, leave slack at the top for the popcorn to pop.
- Place 10 holes in the top of the aluminum foil.
- Over a medium-high heat, shake the pan constantly until the popcorn starts and finishes popping (about 5 minutes)
- Remove aluminum foil and add in melted butter
- Mix well and enjoy.
Orange Soda Jet Pack
Chicken Little uses an orange soda jet pack a few times in the movie. It is his preferred mode of transportation.
I made an easy homemade orange soda. Check it out.
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Orange Soda Jet Pack
- Juice from 2 oranges (about 1 cup)
- Zest from 2 oranges
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Seltzer Water
- Place the orange juice, orange zest, and the sugar into a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by 1/3, stirring frequently.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
- Strain the syrup through a cheesecloth or fine strainer to remove any large pieces of zest and pulp.
- Place in a bottle and refrigerate until cool
- Mix 1 part orange syrup with approximately 3 parts Seltzer water
- Enjoy cooled
So even though the food wasn’t amazing. It is good for a snack and movie night. I’m definitely going to be making stove popcorn more often.
Popcorn – 8.5/10
Orange Soda – 8/10
The Incredibles might be the most fun Pixar movie ever made. It’s always a joy watching it. I want to go save the world right after too. There wasn’t too much food, except for the family’s leftover night. I just wonder how much food they make on a regular night because it seemed like almost a full meatloaf, big bowl of mashed potatoes and steak. A full steak. I’ll give Mrs. Incredible the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they had guests that canceled last minute or something.
Quick links: Cowboy Chili | Verdict
I’m sorry to all the hardcore Brother Bear and Home on the Range fans (yes, all three of you), but we’re combining both Brother Bear and Home on the Range. Neither had very much food, and only one of them had makeable food. (Brother Bear had some raw salmon, but you can eat some of the salmon you use for your Monster’s Inc sushi). Nevertheless, we made some really great chili from Home on the Range! This was actually my first time watching Home on the Range. It wasn’t as bad as everyone has put it out to be. But now I have officially seen all of the Walt Disney Studios animated movies! Yay!
Home on the Range
Alameda Slimmin’ Chili
This is only briefly shown when Alameda Slim and the Willie Brothers take a herd. Alameda Slim shoots down some chili-ish stuff that is cooking over an open fire.
We already made Cowboy Beans, so now it’s time for Cowboy Chili!
Alameda Slimmin' Chili
- 1.5 lbs. ground beef
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, diced (deseeded for milder taste)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon whiskey
- 3 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups water
- 2 (14.5) can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can of stewed tomatoes
- 2 cans of drained kidney beans
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- Brown ground beef.
- Add onion, peppers, garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the whiskey and cook for 5 minutes
- Add salt, pepper, water, crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cayenne and cumin.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat and simmer 30 min.
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Even though Brother Bear and Home on the Range aren’t the best Disney movies, and even though they didn’t have much food, the chili was really good.
Chili – 8/10
We’re back with some more space-aged foods from Lilo and Stitch! So get your ohana together and get cooking!
I was super excited to do Lilo and Stitch. I love Hawaiian food and assumed that Lilo and Stitch would have lots of Hawaiian food in it. I was wrong. It did have quite a bit of food in it, but no real Hawaiian food. I kinda took some liberties of the less specific foods to Hawaiianize them. Since there was so much food, we’re splitting this up into 2 weeks!
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.