This past weekend our friends J and Deb (that’d be Mousejunkies J and Deb for those who have read the book) invited a bunch of like-minded Disney addicts to their home for a Disney Dinner Party. It’s basically a pot-luck with food we’ve all grown to love from Walt Disney World.
In short, it was a great time. It’s fun getting everyone together and the food was all great. (Except for maybe what I brought. But I’ll get to that later.)
They did this once before, and Walt almost burned their house down. Walt made ‘Ohana bread putting, complete with the banana sauce. Now, I don’t know anything about cooking, so maybe someone can describe the process better than I can, but basically he put it in the pan and then used a grill lighter to put fire on it. Maybe it’s flambe, I don’t know. All I know is that flames shot from the pan, all the way up to the ceiling.
My reaction: “That. Was. AWESOME!”
Deb’s reaction: Not so much. Understandably so. They have a beautiful house, and if anybody lit my house on fire, I’d be less than enthusiastic about it.
Anyway, when the invitations went out for this year’s Disney Dinner Party, there was a caveat: No fire. I think this disappointed Walt, but again – it was probably for the best.
Everyone arrived right at 6 p.m., and the unveiling of the food commenced. Every time someone uncovered another dish, it was a great surprise.
Carol said Abita Purple Haze reminded her of sneaking a drink off of her father’s Schlitz when she was little. It definitely tasted different from the draft I had at Epcot. But it was still quite good.
Mike made this. It was great. He cut triangles of tortilla bread to dip.
J made these, and the peanut dipping sauce to go along with them.
Amy made these chicken wings. They came out great. There are about a zillion ingredients that went into making the sauce just right.
Carol made this soup. She was having second thoughts about bringing it, but Randy talked her into it, thankfully. Garnished with crumbled blue cheese, this was awesome.
J made these, too. I think they were my favorite item all night.
This is what I made. I LOVE the peanut rice at Boma. I just don’t think I recreated it very well. I cooked enough rice to feed an army (there’s still a ton of it in the refrigerator) and added my Super Special Secret Peanut Sauce(tm). It was certainly a little spicier than the Boma version. I’m just not a good cook. Sorry everyone.
Mike made these, too. He showed skill frying these up right in front of everyone. Great stuff.
J made these noodles. They went perfectly with the pot stickers and the dipping sauce. There was a little spice to them – just the perfect amount.
Dessert, did you say?
Walt’s famous Bread Pudding of Danger. It was created flame-free this year, but still tasted amazing. He said he conducted the fire part at his house, and flames shot up into the air again. The guy just courts danger.
Deb made the Belgian Waffles. Incredible.
Carol can bake! Let me make that point once more, with a little more feeling… Ahem… CAROL CAN BAKE! These were awesome.
And now a few pics of some of the people that were there:
Have you recreated any of your favorite Disney dishes? Tell!