Monday, May 30, 2016

Kingsman Dinner

Tonight we did a Kingsman dinner!  It was pretty easy and a lot of fun!

For dinner we had Valentine's Big Mac and Fries, Mr. Pickle's Pickle Roll-Ups, Eggsy's Deviled Eggs,  Expensive French Wine, and Valentine's Cigars.

Valentine's Big Mac and Fries

Mr. Pickle's Pickle Roll-Ups

Corned Beef Sandwich Meat
Cream Cheese Spread
Whole Pickles

1. Spread Cream Cheese on 2 slices of Corned Beef.
2. Put a pickle on one end and roll up in the beef.

Eggsy's Deviled Eggs
I used the same recipe that I used for 101 Dalmatians and Downton Abbey!

Expensive* French Wine
*if expensive means $6.29... which luckily to me, it does!  We got French Wine from World Market.

Valentine's Cigars
We got these Coconut Rolls from our Try The World: Thailand Box.  They were SO tasty!

Overall, it was an extremely easy dinner!  We can't wait for the sequel! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Alice In Wonderland Dinner

Since Alice Through The Looking Glass (the sequel to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland) is coming out this week, we did an Alice In Wonderland dinner for the 1951 version. 

We had a whimsical dinner that consisted of The Walrus and The Carpenter's Crispy Oyster Chicken, Bread and Butterflies, Caterpillar Skewers, Mad Hatter's Tea, and Cheshire Cat Cake!

The Walrus and The Carpenter's Crispy Oyster Chicken
I adapted this recipe here!

1lb of chicken cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 
1/2 cup of flour
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons of cornstarch (separated)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 teaspoons of vinegar
1 cup of water
1 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
Green Onions, chopped

1. Mix flour, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
2. Coat the chicken with flour mixture. 
3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and cook the chicken for about eight minutes on medium high heat until chicken is fully cooked. 
4. In a saucepan, mix together 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar. 
5. Stir in the water, butter, and oyster sauce over medium low heat for about ten minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.
6. Serve fried chicken, spoon oyster sauce, and serve with green onions. 

This was an awesome recipe!!! 

Bread and Butterflies
I toasted bread and then spread it with butter.  I placed two toothpicks to stand the toast up.  I had two candy eyes that I placed strategically and just played with it until it looked like this:

Caterpillar Skewers
I used grapes on a kebab skewer and put icing on mini chocolate chips to look like eyes

Mad Hatter's Tea
I got the idea here!

1oz of Gin
1 Green Tea Bag
Fill with Hot Water

Cheshire Cat Cake
I found this scrumptious Strawberry cake at the grocery store!

Overall, it was a pretty fun dinner!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Frozen Fever Dinner

Tonight we did a Frozen Fever Dinner to celebrate Syttende Mai!  Also, because a ten minute short is about as long as we get to eat with our lovely Miss Olivia!

We had such a fun dinner with "We Finish Each Other's Sandwiches", Anna's Healing Soup, Arendelle's Lefse, Warmfront Cocktail, and Melted Olaf Dessert. 

We Finish Each Other's Sandwiches
We just made sandwiches with deli meat and cheese that we already had! 

Anna's Healing Soup
My Mother In Law made this soup for us and it is so filling and tasty!

Arendelle's Lefse
I bought some Lefse at the store and we doctored it up with butter and sugar (the true Norwegian way!)

Warm Front Cocktail
I found the idea here! 

They don't have amounts listed so we kinda did our own thing.

Orange Tea (1 bag per drink)
1oz Amaretto
1oz Honey Whisky 
Fill with hot water

Melted Olaf Dessert
I saw the idea here!

Frozen Vanilla Yogurt
Chocolate Chips

We had a great time and we were able to all sit and enjoy for ten whole minutes!! Progress!

If you enjoyed this dinner, check out our Frozen dinner!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Incredibles Dinner

For tonight's dinner, we watched The Incredibles and boy was it incredible!

For dinner we had Mr. Incredible's Powerfully Crunchy Chicken Tenders, Elastigirl's Twisty Pasta Salad, Jack Jack's Jackfruit Shake, Bomb Voyage's Chocolate Bombs, and Frozone Popsicles!

Mr. Incredible's Powerfully Crunchy Chicken Tenders
I got a recipe from this Disney cookbook!

1.5 cups of Ritz Crackers
1/3 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of paprika
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of water
1 Tablespoon of honey
1 lb of chicken tenders

1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Put crackers in a gallon ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.
3. Combine Parmesan, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper with the cracker crumbs.
4. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, water, and honey.
5. Rinse the chicken with cold water and then pat them dry with paper towels.
6. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture until thoroughly covered and then put chicken in the bag and shake!
7. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
8. Place coated chicken on the baking sheet.
9. Bake for 10 minutes and the turn the pieces over and bake for 10 minutes on the other side.

Elastigirl's Twisty Pasta Salad
I adapted this recipe!

1/2 box of Rotini Pasta
3/4 cup of artichokes, quartered
3/4 cup of black olives
1/2 cup of pepperoncinis
3/4 cup of salami
1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese
1/2 of a red onion, diced
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning

For the Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1/2 juiced lemon
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
A pinch of red pepper flakes

1. Cook pasta according to box directions.
2. Combine the rest of the salad ingredients in a bowl.
3. Combine the vinaigrette ingredients in a separate small bowl.
4. Enjoy!

Jack Jack's Jackfruit Shake
I found this recipe here!

1/2 cup of Dried Jackfruit
3/4 cup of soak liquid*
2 bananas
1 mango, peeled and pitted
1 tray of ice

1. Soak the dried jackfruit for six hours in water.
2. Combine 3/4 cup of soak liquid, jackfruit, banana, mango, and ice cubes together until smooth. 
3. Top with leftover jackfruit if desired.

We got our jackfruit from our Try the World box!

Bomb Voyage's Chocolate Bombs
We used Ferrer Rocher Chocolates!

Frozone's Popsicles
We got blue popsicles from the store.

We had a great dinner!  We also got an Incredibles lego!

I think baby Olivia has the same powers as Jack Jack!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Dinner

One of my favorite days of the year is here again!  May the fourth (be with you)!  We continued our Star Wars dinner by watching Episode I: Phantom Menace.  It was baby Olivia's first Star Wars movie!  We are raising her right!

For dinner we had Jabba the Hutt Dogs, Midichlorians, Star Wars Fruit Snacks, A Darth Maultini, and Qui-Gon Jinn-ger snaps!  It was pretty easy and fun! 

Jabba the Hutt Dogs
We boiled store bought hot dogs for four to five minutes until done.  We put in a bun with your choice of toppings!

Tim cooked frozen peas for six to eight minutes until cooked!

Star Wars Fruit Snacks

Darth Maultini
I saw a picture on Pinterest here with the presentation but I made up my own cocktail based on ingredients we already had! 

2oz of Limoncello
Fill glass with Cranberry juice
Use a lemon and cut off four wedges per glass

Qui-Gon Jinn-Ger Snaps
We got these cookies from our Try The World box!  So yummy!!

We had a great dinner and Olivia diligently watched the whole thing.... 

Just kidding.  She slept!

If you enjoyed this dinner, check out our other Star Wars dinners: Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Enjoy and may the force be with you!