Friday, November 30, 2012

Watch the newest episode of The Disney Diner featuring Le Cellier's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe!



Sorry about the delay, my sons hijacked my computer (with good reason, they had a very important film project) for the better part of the day. But alas, it is finally here: the newest episode of The Disney Diner!! In this week's episode I show you how to make Le Cellier's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup at home. This is the most requested item on their menu and the perfect way to warm up during the coming winter months. Enjoy!

Click below to watch now and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel  so you can be updated on future episodes. Thanks for watching!!












Monday, November 26, 2012

50's Prime Time Cafe: Mom's Old-Fashioned Pot Roast Recipe

 
Blast into the past with this delicious pot roast from
50's Prime Time Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
This easy-to-make recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Enjoy!

 


50's Prime Time Cafe: Mom's Old-Fashioned Pot Roast
*serves 8


Ingredients:

4 lbs. bottom round roast
salt & pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, diced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced into chunks
2 stalks of celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups beef broth
prepared mashed potatoes (optional)



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the oil in a large pot or pan on medium-high. Season meat with salt and pepper. Place the roast into the hot oil and brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set into a roasting pan.

Saute the cut vegetables in the same pan you used for browning (with the meat juices). Cook for 10 minutes until vegetables are golden brown and onions are translucent. Add in the beef broth and let simmer on high for 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour cooked vegetables and broth over the roast and place in oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest at least 15 minutes before carving. Serve over a pile of homemade mashed potatoes. Yum!


 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Watch the newest episode of The Disney Diner featuring the S'mores Recipe from 50's Prime Time Cafe



The newest episode of The Disney Diner is up! Click below to watch as I show you how to make the S'mores Recipe from 50's Prime Time Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's so easy (no campfire required) and only needs 4 ingredients. I'm sure this recipe will become one of your family's favorites! Enjoy!!







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50's Prime Time Cafe: S'mores Recipe





 

FREE Printable Disney Thanksgiving Centerpiece



Spoonful.com is offering this cute Disney Thanksgiving Centerpiece for FREE! Click HERE to visit their website and print out. Enjoy!


Happy Thanksgiving!!!





"The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" Attraction (Video)

Check out this video from InsideTheMagic featuring the full experience of the brand-new attraction: "The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios.





 This high-tech projection show is located in the previous sound stage of "Journey into Narnia". I don't know about you but I can't wait to see this attraction in person!







Saturday, November 17, 2012

Starbucks at Disney World



In case you haven't heard, Disney is opening two Starbucks locations in 2013. The first will be located in Magic Kingdom's Main Street Bakery, the prime location for baked goods and snacks. The bakery will close in January for refurbishment (Nooooo!!!! I'm going in February and have been looking forward to eating here.) and reopen by summer. The second location is Fountain View, in Epcot's FutureWorld, it will close in March and reopen as a Starbucks in midsummer.

   It is reported that the location theming will remain with cast members in the Main Street Bakery wearing 20th century costumes and Fountain View cast members garbed in futuristic wear. Main Street will also continue to serve some of your Disney favorites like cookies, brownies and seasonal cupcakes in addition to the full-line of Starbucks signature beverages and baked goods. Once this closure happens, Main Street's famous cinnamon rolls will be available for purchase at Gaston's Tavern in the New Fantasyland (or you can make them at home following this recipe). Their enormous ice cream cookie sandwiches will be found next door at the Plaza Ice Cream parlor on Main Street.

   Honestly, I'm not looking forward to these changes. I love the old time feeling that walking down Main Street always gives me and I hope there won't be some kind of huge Starbucks sign jutting out to take away from that. I am especially not happy that the coffee giant is taking my favorite stop in the mornings hostage during the time of my visit. :(

   What do you think about this merge? And how do you feel about the upcoming changes to these two locations? Let us know in the comments below.




Thanksgiving Dining Options in Disney World 2012 List




Thanksgiving is fast approaching and if you will be spending the day in Walt Disney World you may want to know where you can get your hands on some turkey, so I made a list of the locations that will be offering Thanksgiving meals. Please note: ALL dining locations will still be open on that day (except for the ones closed for refurbishment), this is just the list of locations offering the traditional holiday lunch/dinner.




MAGIC KINGDOM:

The Diamond Horseshoe - dinner (table service-family style)

Liberty Tree Tavern - lunch and dinner (table service: family-style)


DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS:

Hollywood & Vine - lunch and dinner (table service: buffet)


EPCOT:

Biergarten - lunch and dinner (table service: buffet)

Sunshine Seasons - lunch and dinner (quick service)


DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM:

Tusker House - lunch and dinner (table service: buffet)


DOWNTOWN DISNEY:

Planet Hollywood - lunch and dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S ALL-STAR SPORTS RESORT:

End Zone Food Court - dinner (quick service)


DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE:

Sanaa - lunch and dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S BEACH CLUB RESORT:

Cape May Cafe - dinner (table service: buffet)


DISNEY'S BOARDWALK RESORT:

Flying Fish Cafe - dinner (fixed price meal)


DISNEY'S CONTEMPORARY RESORT:

Chef Mickey's - dinner (table service: buffet)

The Wave - lunch and dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT:

Mickey's Backyard Thanksgiving Feast - dinner (dinner show: buffet)

Trail's End Restaurant - lunch and dinner (table service: buffet)


DISNEY'S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT AND SPA:

Citricos - dinner (table service)

Grand Floridian Cafe - lunch and dinner (table service)

Narcoossee's - dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S OLD KEY WEST RESORT:

Olivia's Cafe - lunch and dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S POLYNESIAN RESORT:

Kona Cafe - lunch and dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S SARATOGA SPRINGS RESORT:

The Turf Club Bar and Grill - lunch and dinner (table service)


DISNEY'S WILDERNESS LODGE:

Artist Point - dinner (fixed price menu)

Whispering Canyon Cafe - lunch and dinner (table service: family-style)


DISNEY'S YACHT CLUB:

Captain's Grille - lunch and dinner (table service: buffet)

Yachtman's Steakhouse - dinner (table service: family-style)


WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN/DOLPHIN:

Todd English's BlueZoo - dinner (table service)

Fresh Mediterranean Market - lunch and dinner 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. - A Thanksgiving buffet including salads, grilled pitas and dips, smoked ham and bread stuffing, roasted organic turkey, wild mushroom risotto. $34.03 adults, $18.06 children ages 3-9, under 3 yrs free.

Garden Grove - 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Turkey and ham carving stations, roasted butternut squash soup and all the traditional Thanksgiving sides. $41.53 adults, $20.23 children ages 3-9 under 3 years free.

Il Mulino - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Braised stuffed turkey breast, Italian turkey sausage, sweet potato parsnip puree, Brussel sprout leaves with bacon and warm cranberry sauce. The restaurant's regular Italian menu will also be available. $36 - $59.99



Reservations are highly recommended for the table service dining locations listed above, availability can be checked by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Please note these locations can be booked weeks and even months in advance. If there is no availability, you can call back the day of to see if there were any last minute cancellations. If still no luck, then try one of the quick service locations from the list, they don't require any reservations, and the food is often ready much quicker, allowing you for more time for attractions or shows. And if worse comes to worse, there are always the turkey leg carts in the parks. They are absolutely delicious and will satisfy your turkey-craving in an instant. Don't forget to take a pic of your whole family with a leg in hand so you can remember how you spent the holiday. And hey, who says you can't make the whole feast once you get back home - because after all, Thanksgiving should be every day. ;)









'Oz The Great and Powerful' Official Movie Trailer

Check out the official movie trailer for Disney's 'Oz The Great and Powerful':




This film tells the story of Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a circus magician, and his adventure to the mysterious Land of Oz where he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), Glinda (Michelle Williams) and a slew of other mystical creatures. Oscar is drawn into the land's battle between good and evil and he must use his tricks of illusion and ingenuity to transform himself into The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz. Directed by Sam Raimi (Spiderman trilogy).

Oz The Great and Powerful hits theaters March 8, 2013.









Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Menu

Enjoy a the sights and sounds of a traditional luau 
while you dine on Polynesian cuisine in an open-air theater.



Location: Disney's Polynesian Resort

Type: Table Service/Dinner Show

Service: Dinner

Cuisine: Polynesian

Disney Dining Plan: Two (2) Table Service Entitlements

Pricing: Over $60

Reservations: Yes, Call 407-WDW-DINE

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: Yes

Indoor Seating: None

Outdoor Seating: Yes, Covered



Spirit of Aloha
Dinner Menu





Appetizers

Pineapple-Coconut Bread
Asian Apple-Pear Slaw
Hawaiian Potato Salad


Main Course

Island Pork Loin
Roasted Chicken
Polynesian Rice
Fall Harvest Vegetable Medley


Dessert

Milk Chocolate Macadamia Nut Mousse


Complimentary Beverages Include:

Budweiser or Bud Light Draft Beer
Concha Y Toro Frontera Chardonnay, Merlot or Rose
Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pink Lemonade,
Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea
Milk


Child's Menu

Macaroni & Cheese
Hot Dog
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich









Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Disney Princesses Welcome Princess Leia (Video)

Check out this funny video from AVbyte featuring the Disney Princesses as they welcome Princess Leia to the royal family. Click below to watch now:




Enjoy! :D








FREE Printable Disney Thanksgiving Day Planner



Plan your Thanksgiving Day menu, grocery list and activities with this FREE Disney Printable Planner from Spoonful.com. Click HERE to visit their site and download. Enjoy!



Mickey & Friends FREE Printable Autumn Activity Book



Visit Spoonful.com to print out this FREE Mickey & Friends Printable Autumn Activity Book for your children. This will be a great way to pass the time while they're waiting for the turkey to finish cooking on Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Click HERE to visit their site.












Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Whispering Canyon Cafe Dinner Menu




Location: Wilderness Lodge

Type: Table Service

Service: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Disney Dining Plan: One (1) Table Service Entitlement

Price: $15.99 - $35.99

Reservations: Yes, Call (407) WDW-DINE

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: Yes

Indoor Seating: Yes

Outdoor Seating: None



Whispering Canyon Cafe
Dinner Menu


Appetizers

Western Chips (serves 2)
with buffalo chips, cheese dip and fresh salsa - $11.99

Yukon Potato Leek Soup
topped with candied smoked bacon - $7.49

Flash-Fried Navajo Bread
with citrus-honey and tomato jam - $5.49

Arugula and Mixed Greens Salad
(Washington State Apples, candied pecans, Rogue blue cheese
and apple cider vinaigrette) - $6.49

Smoked Salmon Quesadilla
with arugula, frisee, tomato, goat cheese, mozzarella and pepper jam - $11.99

Slow-Smoked Pork Spring Rolls
with sweet chili dipping sauce - $11.49


Entrees

Build-Your-Own "All You Care to Enjoy" Family Platter
$32.99 per person

Choice of Three:
Kansas City Style Smoked Pork Ribs
Herb-Baked Chicken
Hand-Carved Oak Roasted Beef Strip Loin
Citrus Crusted Market Fish
Western Style Sausage

Sides for Sharing
Seasonal Farm Fresh Vegetables
Herb Crusted Yukon Gold Potatoes
Cowboy Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob 

Dessert Sampler Platter (included in price)
Whispering Canyon Chocolate Cake
Jalapeno-Lime Cheesecake
Apple Cranberry Buckle


Kid's Picks - $8.99

Beverages
small bottled water or 100% apple juice or 1% Mickey Milk

Grilled Fish of the Day
served with whole-grain rice pilaf, veggies and fruit salad

Multigrain Grilled Cheese Dippers
served with carroteenies and sliced apples

Meaty Macaroni with Ground Turkey
topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella
served with fruit salad

Cheeseburger
served with French fries and fruit salad





Whispering Canyon Cafe Lunch Menu




Location: Wilderness Lodge

Type: Table Service

Service: Lunch

Cuisine: American

Disney Dining Plan: One (1) Table Service Entitlement

Price: $15.99 - $35.99

Reservations: Yes, Call (407) WDW-DINE

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: Yes

Indoor Seating: Yes

Outdoor Seating: None



Whispering Canyon Cafe
Lunch Menu


Appetizers

Western Chips
with buffalo chili, cheese dip and fresh salsa
(serves 2) - $11.99

Slow-Smoked Pork Spring Rolls
with barbecue-mayonnaise and sweet chili dipping sauces - $11.49

Yukon Potato Leek Soup
topped with candied smoked bacon - $7.49

Flash-Fried Navajo Bread
with citrus honey and tomato jam - $5.49

Arugula and Mixed Greens Salad
(Washington State apples, candied pecans,
Rogue Blue Cheese and apple cider vinaigrette - $6.49



Sandwiches
(served with your choice of house-made Idaho potato chips,
French fries, sweet potato fries or cucumber salad)

Chuck Wagon Angus "Bacon & Egg" Burger
with Tillamook cheddar and Chipotle ketchup - $16.49

Angus Chuck Bacon Cheeseburger
with bacon, cheddar, lettuce and tomato - $14.99 

Grilled Herb-Marinated Chicken Sandwich
on corn-dusted roll, roasted peppers and Chipotle spread - $13.99

Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich
served with Cowboy Beans, barbecue sauce and choice of
grilled vegetable, pasta salad or French fries - $12.49

House-Smoked Turkey Sandwich
on toasted multi-grain bread with arugula,
tomato and cranberry mayo - $12.49


Entrees

Western Salad
tossed with Fresno-pepper vinaigrette
topped with a grilled chicken breast - $16.49

Fried Fish and Country Chips
with a spicy tartar sauce and sweet potato fries - $16.99

Tuna Melt on Sourdough Bread
with vine-ripened tomatoes, extra sharp cheddar, arugula and herb-olive oil - $13.99

Smoked Salmon Quesadilla
with arugula, frisee, tomato, goat cheese, mozzarella and pepper jam - $16.99

Kansas City-Style Smoked Pork Ribs
with Western slaw and Cowboy beans - $16.99


Desserts

Whispering Canyon Chocolate Cake - $7.99

Jalapeno-Lime Cheesecake with candied jalapeno - $6.99

No Sugar-added Seasonal Mousse - $6.99

Apple-Caramel Pie
(fresh Granny Smith Apples, sugar cookie crust, streusel topping and caramel drizzle) - $7.99

Whispering Canyon S'mores
with warm dark chocolate sauce, graham crackers and marshmallow gelato - $7.99


Beverages

Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite,
Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade, Barq's Root Beer - $2.99

Coffee - $2.39

Cappuccino - $4.19

Latte - $4.19

Espresso - $3.69

Double Espresso - $4.69

Cafe Mocha - $4.69

Selection of Hot Teas - $2.39



Kid's Complete Meals
(Includes 1 appetizer, 1 entree and 1 dessert and choice of:
1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water or 100% apple juice) - $8.99


Grilled Fish of the Day
served with carrots, whole-grain rice pilaf, veggies and fruit salad


Multigrain Grilled Cheese Dippers
served with carrots and sliced apples


Kid's Picks
(Choose 1 appetizer, 1 entree and 1 dessert) - $8.99
*French Fries and Soft Drinks available upon request

Appetizers

Fruit Cup or Garden Salad or Carroteenies


Entrees

Cheeseburger or Meaty Macaroni


Desserts

Sliced Apples or Chocolate Chip Cookies or Fruit Salad




Whispering Canyon Cafe Breakfast Menu




Location: Wilderness Lodge

Type: Table Service

Service: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Disney Dining Plan: One (1) Table Service Entitlement

Price: $16.99 and Under

Reservations: Yes, Call (407) WDW-DINE

Characters: None

Dress Code: None

Alcohol: Yes

Indoor Seating: Yes

Outdoor Seating: None



Whispering Canyon Cafe
Breakfast Menu


Starters

Fresh Fruit with ginger yogurt and granola - $7.29
Blueberry Muffin - $3.99
Pecan Sticky Bun - $3.99


Entrees

All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Breakfast Platter
(Scrambled Eggs, Western Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage,
Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy) - $16.49 per person

Steel-cut Oatmeal with fresh fruit, whole-wheat bagel and Nutella - $10.49

Eggs Benedict
(Poached eggs on an English muffin with Canadian bacon
and Hollandaise sauce over Western home fries) - $10.99

Western Omelet
(Three egg omelet with ham, cheddar, bell peppers and onions)
Served with Western home fries and a biscuit - $11.99

Egg White Omelet
served with spinach, Chipotle pico, goat cheese, Chipotle barbecue,
fresh fruit and a biscuit - $11.99

Eggs Any Style
with Western home fries, choice of bacon or sausage
and a biscuit - $10.49

Slow-Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork and Over Easy Egg Sandwich
on Brioche roll topped with pepper jam
served with breakfast potatoes - $10.99

Chicken-Apple Raisin Sausage Hash
with onions, peppers, potatoes and two-eggs, any style - $11.99


From the Griddle

House-made Banana Bread French Toast
with Bananas Foster Sauce and choice of bacon or sausage - $11.99

Buttermilk Pancakes with bacon or sausage - $10.49

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes
with bacon or sausage - $11.49

Belgian Waffle with maple butter,
candied pecan topping and choice of bacon or sausage - $10.99


Side Orders

Toast (white, wheat or rye) - $2.99

Sausage Links or Bacon - $4.99

Cold Cereal - $5.49

Chicken-Apple Raisin Sausage Hash - $4.99

Tillamook Cheddar Grits - $4.99

Bagel with Cream Cheese - $4.99

Biscuits with Sausage Gravy - $4.99


Beverages

Smoothies (made with non-fat yogurt) 
Mega-Berry or Flavor of the Day - $4.99

Bottomless Milkshakes
(chocolate, vanilla or strawberry) - $6.99

Coffee or Tea - $3.19

Juices
(orange, cranberry, grapefruit, apple, tomato or V-8) - $3.19

Odwalla Berries GoMega - $4.19


Morning Cocktails

Bloody Mary - $6.75
Mimosa - $8.50



Kid's Menu
(portion-sized for ages 9 and under)
All meals served with choice of:
apple juice, 1% Milk or small bottled water


Choice of  One Entree - $6.99

One Egg
served with bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and a biscuit

Pancakes or Mickey Waffles
served with whipped butter, bacon or sausage

House-Made Banana Bread French Toast
one slice of French Toast with Bananas Foster Sauce,
fruit and choice of bacon or sausage

Steel-cut Oatmeal
topped with sun-dried cranberries, maple syrup and fresh fruit

Fresh Fruit Platter
with yogurt and granola


All-You-Care-to-Enjoy -$8.49
Sampler Skillet