Quick links: Ham | Corn | Pumpkin Cornucopia | Hardtack | Verdict
So we changed up the list a little bit. Chronologically, Pocahontas came out before Toy Story, but we figured Pocahontas would be a great post for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for some good Thanksgiving recipes, check this out. Some of the foods that were in the movie that we have eaten before are Drumsticks from Sword and the Stone and dog treats from 101 Dalmatians.
Ok, we have done ham a few times before. But we decided to do a recipe that you can use at Thanksgiving. We see Percy sitting next to some lime, blueberries and ham.
We made Lime Glazed Ham with blueberry sauce. It was better than gold.
- 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 lb)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup Key lime juice
- 1/3 cup(s) preserves, apricot
- 1 tablespoon sugar, brown
- 2 tablespoon wine, dry red
- 4 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup(s) blueberries
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup(s) water
- 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.
- Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix glaze ingredients. Pour half of mixture into 1-quart saucepan; set aside for sauce.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch or arrowroot powder and water.
- Stir in the apricot jam, brown sugar, wine, and lemon juice.
- Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the sauce is thickened and bubbly.
- Stir in the blueberries and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
- Spoon the sauce over the ham and serve.
Corn is shown a lot. Especially in the scene where Pocahontas thinks John Smith’s gold is corn.
No real recipe for this. But to make good corn, boil water that is enough to cover the corn. Once the water is boiling, place the corn in and wait for it to come back to a boil, place the lid on and wait for 2-5 minutes. Boom, perfect corn.
This is kinda an inspired recipe. At the end of the movie, the Native Americans bring a bunch of veggies. And veggies are shown a lot during the movie. This is a recipe of a veggie medley cooked in a pumpkin.
- 1 Pie Pumpkin
- 4 Carrots
- 1 Onion
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Yellow Squash
- 1/3 head cabbage
- 1 can corn
- 1 Tomato
- 2 basil leaves
- 2 tbs butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Cut a hole in the pumpkin (or cut it in half and use the two halves as bowls)
- Gut the pumpkin. Make sure to leave the meat.
- Fill the meat with all the veggies and top with basil
- Mix in salt and pepper
- Place the butter on top of everything and put in oven
- cook for 1h 30m or until the pumpkin is soft (a fork can slide through it easily)
- When serving, scrape the pumpkin meat along with the veggies.
Have you ever had hardtack? Well Meeko thinks it’s good.
And actually, its not too bad.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup water
- 1.5 tsps salt
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix the ingredients until well blended.
- Roll out until 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut into squares or cut into circles.
- Cook 30 minutes per side in oven.
- Let sit out in the open for a couple days until the hardtack has cured until the consistency of a brick.
- To prepare, soak in milk or water for 10-15 minutes and fry in butter.
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All the food was really good, even the hardtack wasn’t too bad. I highly recommend the ham. It was sooo yummy.
Ham – 10/10
Corn – 7/10
Pumpkin cornucopia 6/10 (we undercooked ours sadly, would be better if it were more cooked)
Hardtack – 6/10