I am still obsessed with all things Beauty and the Beast after seeing the new remake last month. Everything about it was so perfect and so magical, I feel like I need to see it again because there is so much to take in at once. I am sure I missed so much detail. Penny came with me and she was also in love. A couple of scenes made her a bit nervous, when the Beast first appears and again when the wolves attack Belle and the Beast, but it was nothing she couldn’t handle. Following the movie she insisted I call her Plumette after her favourite feathery character.
With Beauty and the Beast fresh in our minds our second Disney for Dinner night will be a Be Our Guest theme with a viewing of the 1991 animated movie.
I set a very quick table with our usual dinner plates (which desperately need replacing) and cutlery. After I planned the menu, I created a printable and printed them on card stock and pulled our red cloth Christmas napkins folded them into a rose. I also folded a yellow napkin rose to resemble Belle’s yellow and gold ballgown.
I set this place setting long before dinner and took a picture because I have a two year old. Ha! I think he ate more of his menu then his meal. (I kid!)
The menu is a very loose interpretation of menu items from the dinner menu at Be Our Guest restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. I chose steak frites with brussels sprouts for dinner with milk to drink, followed by “The Grey Stuff” for dessert.
Dinner turned out great but wouldn’t you know, I ended up forgetting to buy brussels sprouts. Whoops. So I subbed in mixed veggies to the relief of my kids who cringe when they see a brussels sprout. Sprouts aside the meal was great and it was nice to use the BBQ without having to shovel our way towards it.
I made “The Grey Stuff” myself using the recipe found at this link from Chip and Co. I followed the recipe to the letter. Check out the link if you are interested in making it yourself.
You will need:
1 package of vanilla puddling mix (I used Jello Pudding)
1 and 1/2 cups of milk
15 Oreos crushed into fine crumbs
1 small tub of whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
3 tbsp chocolate pudding mix (I used Jello Pudding)
*I omitted the final ingredient which was edible pearls as I couldn’t source and allergy safe variety*
Mix vanilla pudding with milk, mix well and then set in fridge to cool for about 1o minutes. (I would add more milk next time. Mine came out a little too thick) Crush Oreos to fine crumbs. I did this using my Magic Bullet blender. Add the Oreos to the vanilla pudding, fold in whipped topping then sprinkle in the chocolate pudding and blend well. Chill until you are ready to serve.
I got fancy and piped The Grey Stuff onto plates and served with strawberries. The kids and Mike loved it!
With full bellies we settled in to watch the 1991 version of Beauty and the Beast. I am really loving our Disney for dinner night! I have included the Beauty and the Beast menu I made up as a free printable so you can put together your own Disney for Dinner night! This version is with mixed veggies as I didn’t want to be responsible for making any little ones eat those horrible brussels sprouts. 😉
Next month… either Aladdin or Hercules!
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