Friday, October 31, 2014

Disney Halloween TV Specials

Guys, it is NOT Halloween until I have seen this TV special.  My mom recorded it back in 1987 when the Disney Channel was providing a free preview.  We have watched it on the VHS tape ever since.  In 2014, this Youtube version is almost as good but I do miss the 1980s Halloween commercials from the VHS!

It's amazing and you should absolutely watch it.

This is an older one from 1982 with a different host!

Favorite Food Friday Halloween Treats!

Welcome to another Favorite Food Friday hosted by the disastrous Disney Day by Day!

You know I love a good cupcake.  These don't look like they have filling in them but they are Halloween-appropriate!  

Now hop on to the next stops!


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: French ice cream martinis!

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by the finicky Focused on the Magic!  I'm continuing my recap of my trip from September 2013.  You can find the earlier posts 
here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here!

The new L'Artisans des Glaces in the France Pavilion at Epcot was DEFINITELY on my to do list.  Ice cream AND alcohol?  SOLD.

Profiterole ice cream with whipped cream vodka

Caramel fleur de sel ice cream with rum

The ice cream martinis were quite strong because the ice cream didn't melt quickly enough (in Florida, I know) into the alcohol.  Or maybe I just ate the ice cream too fast.  It was more like scoops of ice cream chased with a shot.  I'd give it another whirl though.

Aurora was greeting guests nearby.  I LOVE moments like this.

Focused on the Magic
Now hop on to the next stop!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kill, Marry, Refurb Blog Hop: Food and Wine booths!

I'm joining the masterful Mouse on the Minand heroic This Happy Place Blog for the Kill/Refurb/Marry blog hop!  This week's theme is Food and Wine booths.  

Kill:  Craft Beer and Fife and Drum.  
Beer is disgusting.  Also the "snacks" available at Craft Beer look like airplane food.  First class airplane food, sure, but airplane food nonetheless.  Also, you can get a Ghiradelli sundae at Downtown Disney.  Not to mention that the "sundae" at the booth is vanilla soft serve with a bit of chocolate sauce.  I am unimpressed.  (Hops and Barley is getting a pass for now due to cheese and carrot cake.) 

Mercy Kill: Eat to the Beat.  I am so over the has-been bands that no one cares about playing that one song that everyone knows.  Call me when they get some good hip hop acts.  What is Coolio doing these days?

Refurb: Desserts.  Ahhhh the beautiful country of Desserts.  It is one of my favorite vacation spots.  Unfortunately, I am not interested in prepackaged chocolates I can buy at CVS.  The trio is equally uninspired (my primary dessert rule is "if it involves fruit it may be delicious but it is NOT DESSERT").  Could we maybe get something good instead?  Disney does some great sweets. (hi schoolbread.  hi cakecups.)  Why is the Dessert booth so dull?

Marry:  Greece.  For the griddled cheese alone.  Never leave me, Greece.  

If you're smart, you will hop on to all the next stops

Friday, October 3, 2014

Favorite Food Friday: La Cava Avocado Margarita

Welcome to another Favorite Food Friday hosted by Disney Day by Day!

I'm continuing my recap of my trip from September 2013.  You can find the earlier posts here and here and here and here and here and here and here!

While I was in Epcot waiting for my room to be ready, I got a little thirsty so I headed over to La Cava in the Mexico pavilion to try my very first avocado margarita.  I LOVE avocado and this was like a creamy, mildly-sweet alcoholic milkshake.  It was delicious!

Now hop on to the next stops!


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