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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Thanks and glad you found us, torsie! :thumbsup2





    Hmmm...I'll have to think on that.:scratchin Hopefully I'll be able to come with something by January. ;)
     
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    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Since we have received Paula's (smile4stamps) final update from the Disneyland Resort, it is now time to say...



    Thanks so much for being a Live from Disneyland Reporter...Great Job!!! :thanks:



    smile4stamps' Total Scavenger Hunt Points Earned = 9
     
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    Now we have our first update from Jillian (sunnysideup3).


    She and her DH, Nate, and DS, Eli, have arrived at Disney World and had their first meal at...


    Earl of Sandwich




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    Ham and Swiss - Roasted Ham with Swiss cheese and Earl's mustard sauce




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    The Full Montagu - roast beef and turkey with sharp cheddar cheese and aged Swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, roma tomato and Earl's mustard sauce



    Jillian said, "Both were delicious after a day of traveling." :thumbsup2



    1 Scavenger Hunt Point for the Ham & Cheese
     
  5. jabead

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    Next we have an update from Pam (mousiemom).


    She first sent these holiday-themed pics from Animal Kingdom's...



    Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade



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    Then later they went to Downtown Disney and had dinner at..



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    Pepperoni Pizza





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    Crispy Chicken Tenders and French Fries





    And for dessert...


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    Creme Brulee




    But Pam's DH instead had his dinner at...


    EARL OF SANDWICH



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    Holiday Special Sandwich - Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry, Special Mayo and Warm Gravy




    3 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Parade Pics & Pepperoni Pizza
     
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    Next we have a lunch update from sanapp.


    She and her DD were at Epcot today and had lunch at...


    Chefs de France



    sanapp said, "I started with a glass of Reisling which I really enjoyed."



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    Soupe a l' oignon gratinee
    French onion soup topped with Gruyere cheese




    sanapp said, "For my appetizer I had the onion soup. This was good except that the onions weren't cooked enough.
    DD had the puff pastry which she didn't care for."




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    Kids' Pasta





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    Croque monsieur et salade verte - The classic French toasted ham and cheese sandwich, served with a green salad


    sanapp said, "DD then had pasta and I had the croque monsieur which I really enjoyed."





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    Kids' Dessert: Biscuit au chocolat - Chocolate chip cookie





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    Profiterolles au Chocolat
    Puff choux with vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce




    sanapp said, "DD had a chocolate chip cookie for dessert which was soft, yummy and huge. I had the puff with ice cream. These were good and luckily they were smaller than I thought they were going to be as I was stuffed already!"





    And then she sent this bonus pic of...


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    Chef Remy
     
  7. AlohaPolynesian

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    I have 4 words for you guys tonight...

    TOO
    EXCITED
    TO
    SLEEP!!

    Leaving tomorrow morning bright and early to catch my flight, meet my mom at MCO, and hop on the ME to our resort to get our vacation started!

    Talk to you soon :)

    (Did I mention I didn't pack yet and I've got to leave for the airport in 7 hours?)
     
  8. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Then our last update for this evening was from Jillian (sunnysideup3).


    She and her family had dinner at the Port Orleans Riverside's...


    Boatwright's



    Jillian said, "We were supposed to go to Raglan Road, but with an overtired 5 year old and having been there and back for lunch, we cancelled and booked Boatwrights at POR. What a hidden gem." :thumbsup2






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    Grilled Tenderloin Medallions
    Served with potatoes (subbed for Mac and cheese), crawfish beignet, seasonal Vegetables, and red wine demi-glace



    Jillian said, "Nate (her DH) got Steak Medallions and subbed potatoes for the Mac and Cheese because it has truffle oil in it and he has an allergy. He raved about it."





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    Salmon Salad
    Mixed Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Carrots, and Citrus Vinaigrette



    Jillian said, "I had the Salmon Salad and it was delish. The salmon was blackened just right and the citrus vinaigrette was a great compliment, and the greens were really fresh."

    "Eli had the kids Mac and cheese and a ton of apples (no pic). He enjoyed his meal."




    And for their desserts...




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    Butterscotch Crème Brûlée with Seasonal Berries



    Jillian said, "I had the Butterscotch Creme Brûlée and it was perfect, not too overwhelming of a butterscotch flavor."




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    New Orleans Bread Pudding with Rum Raisin Ice Cream and Foster Sauce




    Jillian said, "Nate had the bread pudding and said the Rum Raisin ice cream was awesome! Eli had a build your own sundae and they also brought fruit out with a candle and sang a zip a dee Doo da birthday song... The whole meal was perfect!!" :thumbsup2



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  9. Angebee

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    Where has this thread been hiding?! I love it! Makes me wish February got here sooner.
     
  10. Linda67

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    Yummy, another batch of great food :thumbsup2
     
  11. jabead

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    We have already received three updates this morning, vying for the First Update of the Day. The first came in by email from Jess (ILikeWaffles) at 6:12 a.m. (7:12 Eastern), so a little too early to qualify for the First Update.



    She and Pete had dinner last night at...


    Be our Guest




    First a room pic...



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    Then Jess started with this...



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    French Onion Soup
    topped with a Crouton and Gruyère Cheese



    Jess said, "The French onion soup was a little bland."




    Then for her entree, she chose...


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    Rotisserie Cornish Hen
    with Au Gratin Macaroni (subbed for the Roasted Fingerling Potatoes) and Asparagus



    Jess said, "The Cornish Hen was unevenly seasoned, but overall, it was good. The macaroni was delicious!" :thumbsup2




    Then a pic of the dessert presentation...



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    From these, Jess chose...


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    Triple Chocolate Cupcake
    Chocolate Sponge Cake, Chocolate Mousse Filling, and Chocolate Ganache



    Jess said, "The cupcake was just a standard chocolate cupcake."



    "Pete had the garden salad, pan seared salmon on leek fondue, and a lemon meringue cupcake.
    He said that it was all very, very good. His favorite part was the cupcake."
    :thumbsup2





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    Garden Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette





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    Pan-seared Salmon on Leek Fondue
    served with Creamy Saffron-crushed Potatoes






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    Lemon Meringue Cupcake
    Vanilla Sponge Cake, Lemon Custard Filling, and Flamed Meringue Icing






    Then Jess said, "Our waitress brought us some grey stuff (cookies and cream mousse) for our anniversary.
    It was my favorite part of the meal."
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    Jess also sent this pic of the Beast in the dining room...


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    But then she ended her update with this great pic...


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    I am awarding Jess some Miscellaneous Bonus Points for this great update from Be our Guest. This was the first time that a reporter included in their update an interior shot of the dining room during dinner, so 1 point is awarded for that. Another point is awarded for actually telling us what the heck "The Grey Stuff" is. :lmao: And then a third Bonus point for being the first to include a pic that you have taken with the Beast. So 3 Bonus Points, plus 1 point for the update from BoG, 1 point for the Beast pic, and 1 point for this first pic of Pete brings her total for this update to...


    6 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned :thumbsup2
     
  12. jabead

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    Then our First Update of the Day came in by email from sanapp at 7:12 a.m. (8:12 Eastern).


    She and her DD had dinner last night at...



    Teppan Edo




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    sanapp said, I had the scallops and DD had chicken. We bought DD a pair of cute chop sticks to use.
    We shared the chocolate ginger cake which was yummy.





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    sanapp said, "We really enjoyed this as always. I do think the portions have gotten smaller, but it was plenty." :thumbsup2




    Then sanapp stopped at Karamell Kuche for this treat...


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    sanapp said, "I had an amazing salted caramel which I think is the best thing I have had this trip. :love:


    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for First Update of the Day
     
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    Then soon after, at 7:27 a.m. (Central), I received this text update from Jess (ILikeWaffles).


    She and Pete are at Animal Kingdom this morning and had breakfast at...


    Tusker House





    Jess sent pics of their 2nd plates...



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    Jess said, "By far, our favorite was the ham with mustard." ::yes::
     
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    We received some updates from Pam (mousiemom) today.


    She and her family were at Magic Kingdom and had lunch at...




    Pecos Bill's




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    Taco Salad - fried flour tortilla with seasoned beef
    & Carrot Cake





    And then a few Magic Kingdom treats...



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    From Auntie Gravity's: Iced Coffee Float






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    From Cheshire Cafe (I think?): Raspberry Lemonade Slush





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    Pam's DH (Bo), DD (Kinsey), & Dole Whip Floats :thumbsup2



    2 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for 2 new snacks
     
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    We also received a snack update today from Jillian (sunnysideup3).



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    Jillian's son (Eli) & a Mickey Ice Cream Bar





    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for pic of Eli
     
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    Next we received our first update from AlohaPolynesian.


    She and her mom arrived at Disney World today and had their first meal at DHS'...




    Backlot Express




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    Southwest Salad (without chicken) - mixed greens, crisp corn tortilla chips, black bean relish, avocado, and cilantro vinaigrette
    & Chili Cheese Dog and French Fries



    AlohaPolynesian said, "I had the Southwestern Salad without chicken and it was great! My mom got the chili cheese dog with fries and said the chili was tasty but overall was average."



    "I'll also send a photo of the nachos I am currently eating as I wait for Fantasmic to start. They're not very good. :sad2: Blah!!! Gross "cheese"!! Chips were from a Tostitos bag that I had to empty into the tray myself. So those were okay since they were fresh from the bag. Luckily we have Via Napoli at 9:15!" ;)



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    Nachos with Cheese
    from Hollywood Hills Theater (kiosk in the Fantasmic amphitheater area)




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    We also received our first update from disneydivamama.



    She and her family arrived at Disney World today and had their first meal at...


    The Plaza Restaurant




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    VEGETARIAN SANDWICH
    Fresh Mozzarella, Hummus, Basil Pesto, Cucumber, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato, and Lettuce on Freshly Baked Focaccia
    & French Fries




    disneydivamama said, "I really enjoyed the sandwich, but the focaccia bread was a bit dry.
    Loved the French fries that everyone raves about!"






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    Bacon Cheddar Burger (Gluten-Free)
    & Gluten-Free Chips




    ddm said, "My DH enjoyed the burger, but it wasn't the best gluten-free bun ever. Ken, the chef, was awesome!
    It was served with gluten-free chips."






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    "DD enjoying her ice cream!" :thumbsup2





    Then they also tried this from Gaston's Tavern...


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    LeFou's Brew



    ddm said, "It's very sweet. DH loved it."





    And last disneydivamama sent us a bonus pic of their view from their room at the Wilderness Lodge...



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    4 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Vegetarian Sandwich, GF Burger, pic of DD, Gaston's update
     
  18. jabead

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    Good Morning Everyone and Happy December 1st! :wave2:


    Being that it is the 1st day of December, that means it's time for...



    HOLIDAY ROULETTE :santa:



    Our first bet on the Roulette wheel has been placed by AlohaPolynesian. She actually emailed this update to me late last night, but because it was after my deadline for posting (11:00 p.m. Eastern) it is now considered an update for today and eligible for the Holiday Roulette game.


    Now on to AlohaPolynesian's update.


    She and her mom were at Epcot last night and had dinner at...


    Via Napoli




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    Aloha Polynesian said, "We had a 9:15 pm ADR at Via Napoli. We were seated quickly and our waiter, Emanuele, came by right away to take our drink order. My mom and I each had a glass of some Cabernet Sauvignon, which was DELICIOUS! Trying to find the wine list to see which one it was so I can buy some at home."

    "Emanuele told us his favorite pizzas, and said we could do half and half instead of getting two individual pizzas.
    We went with that option and got half Carciofi and half Ortolano."






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    1/2 - Carciofi - white pizza with artichoke, fontina, mozzarella, and truffle oil
    1/2 - Ortolano with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and vegetables



    AlohaPolynesian said, "Both were amazing! My mom and I both agree that the Carciofi was a 9/10 and the Ortolano was an 8/10." :thumbsup2

    "We couldn't decide on a dessert so we told Emanuele we would share one and asked him to surprise us. He brought us the tiramisu which we devoured instantly so I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE!!! Fail." :guilty:

    "This was delicious though - and I am not usually a tiramisu fan. With the check, he brought a dessert not on the menu he said he had made just for us for free in case we didn't like the tiramisu! My mom reminded me to take a picture :)
    It was a little cookie with some real whipped cream and raspberry and chocolate drizzle. YUM!"





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    Complimentary Dessert



    AlohaPolynesian said, "I also told Emanuele that my mom was half Italian and he asked where her family was from and then he told her the people from there "are so friendly and fun". He was the most adorable human ever. Great server, always smiling, stopped to make conversation and seemed so happy to be there! :)

    Via Napoli is definitely a new favorite. Great for a first night dinner! :thumbsup2





    Note from jabead: I was not aware that Via Napoli would allow you to split a pizza this way with two different varieties, especially with 1/2 white and the other 1/2 red sauce. Very interesting! I am therefore awarding AlohaPolynesian a Miscellaneous Bonus point for this discovery. Also since she has dual membership on both the November and December teams, she will receive one point for each of the corresponding games. :thumbsup2


    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned
    1 Holiday Roulette Point Earned


    2 point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Via Napoli
     
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    We have also received our First Update of the Day from Jillian (sunnysideup3).


    She and her family were at the Polynesian Resort last night for dinner at...


    'OHANA




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    'Ohana Welcome Bread
    Pineapple-Coconut Bread






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    Mixed greens with a honey-lime dressing






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    Honey Coriander Chicken Wings & Pork fried dumplings






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    Lo Mein Noodles & Broccoli





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    Dipping Sauces
    House-made Peanut Sauce
    Chimichurri Sauce
    Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce





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    'Ohana bread pudding served a la mode with Bananas and Caramel Sauce




    Jillian said, "Ohana dinner...Wonderful as usual!" :thumbsup2




    And Jillian sent one more bonus pic...



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    Eli and his Birthday Dessert



    Jillian also has dual membership on both the November & December Teams, so...

    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for First Update of the Day
    2 Holiday Roulette Points Earned for First Update of the Day & pic of Eli



    2 point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
     
  20. jabead

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    Our next update and bet placed was by Jess (ILikeWaffles).



    She and Pete were at Animal Kingdom yesterday and had lunch at...



    Yak & Yeti
    Counter Service



    First a menu pic...


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    Jess and Pete shared this...


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    Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
    Tempura Chicken, Bell Peppers, Pineapple, Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, & White Rice






    And also this...


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    Triple Chocolate Mousse



    Jess said, "I think that we must have gotten a fresh batch, because the chicken was still really crispy. We both thought that it was decent, but probably not something that we would get again."




    Then Jess sent this holiday-themed pic...




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    Jess said, "I really enjoyed the Christmas decorations in Chester and Hester's Dino-rama. They were cheesy/cheap looking and really fit in with thetheme of the area. I had to explain to Pete that it was supposed to look that way, because he didn't really get the point of the theme." ;)





    3 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Menu, Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, and Christmas Tree pic
    2 Holiday Roulette Points Earned for Menu and Christmas Tree Pic


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom's Group 1 for Yak & Yeti QS
     
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    Next up we have AlohaPolynesian's update from Animal Kingdom.


    She said, "Just grabbed a quick breakfast at Tamu Tamu in Africa.

    My mom wanted the egg and cheese flatbread but they were out, so we both got french toast sticks. I enjoyed them because they remind me of Burger King French toast sticks which I never eat anymore!!

    My mom didn't care for them but we were hungry so we ate them to tide us over til Kona lunch." ;)




    TAMU TAMU



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    French Toast Sticks x 2



    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for breakfast at Tamu Tamu


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tamu Tamu
     
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