Saturday, July 28, 2012

Disney Movie Nights - Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

This has been my favorite night so far!! We cleaned off all of those plates on the table, YUMMO! Great Movie too :)

Main Course
Pirate Pancakes (small pancakes in the shape of eye patches)
Treasure Chests (Toast)
Pirate Planks (Bacon)
Aye-Aye Eggs (Scrambled eggs dyed green)
Seadog Sausage (sausage links)
Buccaneer Beer (Root Beer)
Fountain of Youth Water (Iced Water)
Pirates Booty (Caramel Corn)
I used the leftover caramel sauce from the sopapillas from last night, poured it over 2 bags of popped popcorn (minus unpopped kernels ) baked in large roaster or pan at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes - it is OH SO YUMMY!!!!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Disney Movie Nights - The Three Caballeros & (non Disney) Three Amigos

Another fun movie night! Fiesta style!! We watched The Three Caballeros, and Three Amigos!

Main course
Panchitos Tacos - Tacos with toppings
Banditos Black Beans - Black Beans
Regal Rice (this didn't make it :(   )
Fiesta Juice - Mango Peach
Sopapillas - fried dough, with caramel sauce and powdered sugar topping (no pic sorry)

for the sopapillas, I used biscuit dough (from a can) Ive seen different ways, but this was the easiest for me, rolled it out thin and cut it, fried it in oil, I then topped them all with some caramel sauce I made using THIS recipe, and powdered sugar. Excellente!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Disney Movie Nights - The Little Mermaid

Our second movie night was a big hit just as our first night. These dinner ideas were all original, and was very fun to come up with .

Ariel’s Cheesy Sea Shells (Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells)
Titan’s Toast (Texas Garlic Toast)
Scuttle’s  Salad (Caesar Salad)
Ocean Water (Blue koolaid, could use blue food coloring in sprite, or some other blue drink)
Sebastian’s Crab Cake (confetti cake with dyed icing, in the shape of a crab, used 2 circular pans to create the crab look)
added blue colored milk to go with the cake
                                            "Ocean Water"
                                            "Crab Cake"

              We used our "dinglehoppers" to eat with, and not style our hair ;)
                 yum "Ocean Milk" to go with our "crab cake"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Disney Movie Nights - Cars

We are having a Disney movie night tonight, one of many I hope to do with my kiddos. Some of the food ideas I found online, and the others I came up with myself.
Chick Hicks Chicken (Oven baked chicken)
Mater's Taters (mashed potatoes)
Mack's Macaroni (macaroni and cheese)
Lizzie's Broccoli (broccoli with cheese)
Fillmore's organic fuel (cherry or other dark colored drink)
Luigi's tower of Tires (stacked mini chocolate donuts)
McQueen's Traffic Lights (vanilla wafers with icing and red yellow and green m&ms)

We ended up not making the macaroni, there was already so much going on and plenty of food, we could switch out the potatoes for macaroni when we have another Cars movie night. The dinner was a huge hit, and everyone said it was yummy! Veronica said it was the best dinner ever! Lots of fun, and a great movie to follow the meal up with :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Twilight party -

Cheap finds for a Twilight party!
Veronica requested a Twilight themed party for her birthday coming in December. I know it's 5 months away, but I saw these and I had to have them and craft them!
I found the large size (around 8") Bishop and pawn pieces in the clearance section for $1.30 & $1ea, I also scored the broken stem apple for $1 too!
I purchased some "Creative Paperclay" modeling material (cost $1.80 at hobbylobby with a 40% off coupon) which is air dry, perfect for what I need it for. I fashioned a slightly bigger knob on the top of the Bishop, and a flattened another piece of clay and wrapped it wround the top. Next came the pointed peeks of the queen's crown and making it flair out a bit. It doesn't match the book cover perfectly, but close enough for myself and Veronica! After it dries completely I will smooth out the small cracks and paint it a coat of white all over. The pawn was easy, just painted it red, seen here it is covered with 3 coats of acrylic paint.
easy peasy, makes a statement, and inexpensive just the way I like it!
below top left is the "before" pic of the Bishop and pawn pieces :)