Some of the items that have been the most fun to cross off my Disney Bucket List have been food-related: a visit to Raglan Road, attending the Food & Wine Festival, and eating a Dole Whip , to name just a few.
But creating Disney dishes has been something I’ve left up to the Disney chefs… until now. I tried to make a few of my favorites at home! I decided to go with a main entree, a side dish, a dessert, and a cocktail — though not at the same time ;).
And here it is on the plate!
I did make a few substitutions to this recipe based on ingredients I had readily available: cumin for black cumin, and ground pepper for peppercorn. Like a goof, I forgot to add salt to the marinade, so it wasn’t quite as flavorful as I’d hoped, but it was a ton of fun to make.
I think it really made a difference that I was able to use smoked pork and beef from some leftover barbeque we had.
While my mom still makes the Best Baked Beans on Earth, this recipe serves as a terrific second-best — it’s excellent!
… but SOOO good, especially with ice cream! A tip: I made 6 of these, and only my husband and I were around to eat them. I’d advise sharing this one!
My finale is the Blue Glow-tini, found in bars and lounges all over Disney property.
The Blue Curacao is what gives this drink its color…
And the light-up “ice” cube (set to blue) is what give it the GLOW!
You can repeat this recipe at home after you’ve enjoyed a Blue Glow-tini or a Magical Star Cocktail in Disney World — you get to take the cube with you once you finish your drink! I may have one or six lying around our kitchen drawers ;) .
You can choose one of five colors (or clear) to set for your beverage, or you can leave it on a changing rainbow, a la the Magical Star Cocktail as seen in the pictures below, taken at the River Roost at Port Orleans Riverside Resort.
All this to say you don’t have to be in Disney World to experience a little of its culinary magic! It just doesn’t hurt, that’s all ;).