This year is off to a magical start as my family counts down to another Disney trip! I’m determined to share more of our Disney day magic with you all. Thank you so much for sticking around as I take my breaks. This blog is such an outlet, but staying consistent isn’t always easy!
Let’s get to it.
Since Encanto came out over a year ago, we have enjoyed many an arepa. I have to admit we hadn’t had them before, but now they are requested for just about any occasion- and they are so easy to make! Am I promising magical healing? No. But you’ll make some hungry littles very happy!
Arepas con Queso
– 2 Cups P. A.N. or pre-cooked cornmeal
– 1.5 C warm water
– 1/2 C milk
– 1tsp+ of sea salt
– 1 C mozzarella or a soft cheese, shredded
– In a large bowl or standing mixer, slowly stir together the P.A.N., warm water, and milk. Slowly add the liquids to help evenly mix the ingredients.
It might seem slightly goopy. Don’t be alarmed. Just make sure it mixes well. If it’s too sticky (doesn’t hold its shape) add P.A.N. in TBSP increments.
– Measure our around 2TBSP of dough. Roll it into a ball, and then use your palms to flatten it to be about .25” thick.
There is always background noise in my house. And this video is being used for a reel, so you need that snap 😂.
– Sprinkle cheese on the formed circle, and then top it with another 2TBSP circle of dough. Pinch the sides.
– Using a pre-heated cast-iron skillet or regular skillet lined with butter or oil, place the patties in the skillet and pan-fry each side around 2-3 minutes.
– The cheese should be melted in the center. I sprinkled some extra salt on top and we ate these with some beans and guacamole!
Brave is one of those movies that we used to not watch in our Disney line-up. When my oldest was little, he was terrified of the mean bear. Then my second dragon was, too. And so forth. It’s only now that we have started watching it more, because my Princess just roars and crawls around when the bears are on the screen.
This Disney day was so refreshing after we hadn’t done one in a while!
We decided to make some craft arrows to recognize Merida’s love of archery. Following our Robin Hood Disney Day, it was fun to bring two crafts together. Maybe we’ll have to do another movie with an archer to figure out a bow craft…
They all really enjoyed putting the arrows together for this one.
After crafting and watching the movie, we made Bridies. I should say I made it, except for some small assistance on cooking the ground lamb from my oldest dragon.
This is definitely a dish that warms the soul on a cold day. Since Phil the groundhog has said six more weeks of winter, we will definitely be making this one again.
“Legends are lessons. They ring with truths.”
I hope you have a Brave Disney day and enjoy it!
Coming to the blog: “We don’t talk about Bruno, BUT…”
Merida’s love of archery is something that my dragons relate to, and definitely keeps their interest when watching the movie. We decided for our craft, we would tie it in with the quivers we made when we did our Robin Hood Disney Day.
The first thing we did was decorate the wooden dowels. The dragons and Princess wanted their arrows to be personalized, and who can blame them? This lengthens the life of the craft, too, if you don’t want it to be super short!