Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Beauty and the Beast Dinner

We invite you to be our guest this week for one of my personal favorites, Beauty and the Beast!  And the dinner was pretty amazing… after all, Miss, this is France and a dinner here is never second BBBBEEESSSSTTTT!!

We bought a baguette (Marie, the baguettes!  Hurry up!) and some assorted cheeses.  We also had Soup De Jour and Hot Hors D'oeuvres (why we only live to serve).  We also have Gaston's Burly and Brawny drink (that'll put hair on your chest!).  And for dessert we have "The Grey Stuff" (it's delicious!   Don't believe me, ask the dishes!)

French Baguette with a few different kinds of cheese including Gruyere, White Cheddar, Smoked Pepper Jack.

Soup De Jour:
We made French Onion Soup.  I got the recipe from a blog called Jo and Sue.  I changed a few things but here is the original and fabulous recipe!  http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2012/01/french-onion-soup.html

1/4 cup of unsalted butter
3 medium white onions diced
42 oz. of beef broth
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese
6 thick slices of a french baguette, cubed
4oz of Gruyere Cheese

Saute onions in melted butter in a large pot for 30 minutes
Add beef broth, garlic powder and salt, then bring to a boil.
Let boil for a minute then reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for 50 minutes.
Add parmesan cheese and let simmer for 10 more minutes.
This part was tricky.  I was a little paranoid about putting my nice dishes in the oven to broil… so we spooned a few cups of soup into a large pyrex.  Tim put some cheese slices of Gruyere cheese on top.  We put it in the oven on broil until the cheese began to brown.  (For about five or six minutes).
We then put cubed pieces of french baguette into the bottom of our serving bowls and spooned the soup on top trying (and somewhat failing) to preserve the cheese on top.

It doesn't look the prettiest but boy, was it delicious!  I actually forgot to take a picture of it while devouring…. but… here is what we have for leftovers!

Hot Hors D'oeuvres
I just chose some frozen hors d'oeuvres from grocery store but they were pretty good!  First were Brie Bites with a Raspberry Chipotle…yummmmmm...

Then we had Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon Bites.

To drink, we had Gaston's Burly and Brawny Cocktail
2 oz. Whiskey
1 oz. Amaretto
4 oz. Black Cherry Cola

It really will put hair on your chest...

The Grey Stuff
I found this recipe online and tweaked it just a tad.  Here's the original recipe: http://www.thedisneydiner.com/2013/02/try-grey-stuff-its-delicious-heres.html?m=1

1- 5.4 oz pkg of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 1/2 cups of 2% Milk
15 Oreos
1 8oz tub of Cool Whip
3 Tablespoons of Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
Graham Crackers
Edible Pearl Sprinkles

Whisk together Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix and milk.
Set in the fridge for 5 minutes.
Pulse Oreos in the food processor until crumbs.
Take pudding mixture out of the fridge and stir in Oreo crumbs. (the mixture will be dark grey)
Fold in Cool Whip.
Mix in chocolate pudding and should be grey!
Chill over night.
When ready, pull out of fridge and spoon on a heap on to a graham cracker square.
Immediately before serving sprinkle edible pearl sprinkles on top and enjoy!

I don't know if you noticed… but we have a large variety of Beauty and the Beast dishes!!!

Here are some photos from our Disney World trips!

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