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  1. suburbiatexas

    suburbiatexas Earning My Ears

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    Bard, i could not agree more...the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday is utterly heart-breaking....my heart goes out to all of those affected....
     
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    Next we have a couple of updates from Kristin (krhst25).



    She and her family were at Epcot yesterday and sent us this snack update...




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    Pretzels from a stand near the Character Spot in Future World




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    (An almost gone) Frozen Coke from Club Cool :lmao:



    Kristin said, "Two pretzels to share and we also shared come frozen cokes.
    They are both so huge and easily able to be shared.
    The Club Cool cokes counted as a snack credit, although the snack sign is not displayed." :thumbsup2





    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Future World Pretzel stand
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Club Cool in Future World
     
  4. jabead

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    Then also from Kristin was a (Candlelight Processional) dinner update from Epcot's...


    Coral Reef




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    Dinner roll





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    Crab Cakes with Tropical Fruit Salsa and Tequila Aïoli





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    Crispy-fried Shrimp with Coral Reef Slaw and a Spiced Rémoulade


    Kristin said, "The shrimp appetizer was exceptional!" :thumbsup2




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    Caesar Salad with Shredded Parmesan and Croutons





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    Kids' Apple Slices





    And speaking of the Kids' options at Coral Reef...


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    Coral Reef Kids' Menu





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    Grilled New York Strip Steak
    served with Roasted Potatoes, Mushrooms, Spinach, and Red Wine Sauce






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    Grilled Mahi Mahi
    with Laughing Bird Shrimp, Hearts of Palm, Jasmine Rice, Cilantro, and a
    Coconut-Lime Sauce






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    Pan-seared Sustainable Catch
    on Smoked Gouda Grits, Seasonal Shellfish, Andouille Sausage, and Cajun-Tomato Broth





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    Kids' Mahi Mahi with Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli





    Then for their desserts...


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    Baileys and Jack Daniel’s Mousse
    with a Caramel Crisp





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    The Chocolate Wave
    served with Raspberry Gelato



    Kristin said, "This was yummy!"



    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for Kids' Menu pic




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Coral Reef in Future World
     
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    Next is a dinner update from JessiLynn015.


    She said, "Day 7 into our trip and we decided to take a night off to relax. We went down to the food court for our dinner."


    Landscapes of Flavor



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    Surf and Surf Burger - Crab Cake topped with fried Popcorn shrimp, tomato, lettuce, and cajun remoulade on a brioche bun served with house-seasoned fries & Pistachio Gelato



    JessiLynn said, "I had the surf and surf burger with fries. Also the pistachio gelato for dessert and a coke zero.
    The burger was amazing! I could definitely eat another one before we leave." :thumbsup2






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    Pastrami Cheeseburger topped with pepper jack, tomato, lettuce, and chipotle barbeque sauce on a whole wheat multigrain bread served with house-seasoned fries & Cheesecake Sampler



    JessiLynn said, "DH had another pastrami burger and said it was just as great as the first one. He got the cheesecake sampler for dessert and a coke."





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    Create Your Own Salad



    JessiLynn said, "Mom got the create your own salad. She loved it, but after trying my surf & surf, she wished she had ordered that instead." ;)

    "Overall we really enjoy the food court. I think the gelato is my favorite thing about it."





    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Landscapes of Flavor at AoA
     
  6. jabead

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    Our last updates from yesterday were from Rarity.


    She and her sister had dinner on Thursday night at...




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    Rarity said, "Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, so I started crying when we walked in.
    The restaurant is absolutely breathtaking, and we didn't want to leave."






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    Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop
    with Au Gratin Macaroni, Seasonal Vegetables, and Red Wine Jus



    Rarity said, "We both had the Pork Rack Chop. The meat was tender, and the veggies were perfectly cooked."





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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake
    Vanilla Sponge Cake, Strawberry Mousse Filling, and Cream Cheese Icing




    Rarity said, "I had the Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake, which was good and moist.
    All the reports about the wrapper being impossible to peel off are true though."






    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest
     
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    And last is Rarity's update from their breakfast yesterday at...


    Tusker House



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    Rarity said, "My first plate consisted of the carved ham and spicy mustard, a cheese blintz with apples, a Mickey waffle, and oven-roasted red-skinned potatoes. This was my first Mickey waffle, and now I know why everyone loves them so much. The food was all good, and we were stuffed well until it was time for our 'Ohana ADR. Since it was my sister's birthday, she was brought a cupcake and a card signed by the gang." :thumbsup2




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    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tusker House



    Note from jabead: That completes yesterday's updates. I'll now spin the Roulette Wheel and prepare the results. Then I have about 8 or 9 updates already from our reporters today. I'll try to get as many of these posted as I can this afternoon before I need to break and make my son's birthday dinner. ;)
     
  8. jabead

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    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 14th.


    Magic Kingdom: Group 1, 3
    Epcot: Group 1, 5
    Hollywood Studios: Group 5
    Animal Kingdom: Group 2
    Downtown Disney: Group 2
    Resorts: 4, 8



    Here were the 19 bets placed yesterday:

    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Landscapes of Flavor at AoA
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Aloha Isle WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 6 for Tortuga Tavern
    jmm476 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Columbia Harbour House
    jmm476 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Big Top Souvenirs in Storybook Circus area WINNER :santa:
    jmm476 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Main Street Confectionery WINNER :santa:
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for Cinderella's Royal Table
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Columbia Harbor House
    JessiLynn015 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Aloha Isle WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 5 for Cosmic Rays
    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Landscapes of Flavor at AoA
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Gaston's Tavern WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 4 for Citricos at the Grand Floridian WINNER :santa:
    krhst25 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Future World Pretzel stand WINNER :santa:
    krhst25 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Club Cool in Future World WINNER :santa:
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Coral Reef in Future World WINNER :santa:
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Landscapes of Flavor at AoA
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest WINNER :santa:
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tusker House WINNER :santa:
     
  9. jabead

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    That's a wrap for two of our reporters who's trips ended yesterday, so it's now time to say...



    Thanks so much for being Live Reporters...Great Job!!! :thanks:





    jmm476's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 18



    Dalamara's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 15




     
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    Now for our First Update of the Day, which was sent to us by Jenna (DisWishes720).

    Thursday night Jenna and her family had dinner at Epcot's...



    La Hacienda de San Angel



    But first Jenna had this to-go cocktail from La Cava de Tequila (I believe???)...


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    Blood Orange Margarita
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, orange liqueur and sweet-tart mix of blood orange, topped with wild berry foam,
    served on the rocks with a Tajin chili powder rim





    Then at La Hacienda, they finished two baskets of...


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    Chips & Salsa




    While they enjoyed these margaritas...


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    Classic Margarita
    Exotico 100% agave premium silver Tequila, with orange liqueur and fresh lime juice, served on the rocks with a salt rim.





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    Organic Skinny Lime Margarita
    Azunia organic 100% agave silver Tequila, fresh lime juice, and a hint of organic agave nectar,
    served on the rocks with a salt rim





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    Orange Mango Fire
    El Mayor premium silver Tequila, ginger liqueur, orange juice, mango puree, fresh lime juice, and a hint of Tabasco sauce,
    served on the rocks with a Tajin chili powder rim



    Jenna said, "These were all fantastic!"




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    Tacos de Camarones
    Fried shrimp, chipotle-lime aioli, cabbage, lime and salsa verde, all served over flour tortillas



    Jenna said, "My brother and I had the tacos de camarones. They were unbelievable!"




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    Puerco en Salsa de Ciruela
    Grilled pork rib eye, served with carrot puree, caramelized onions and plum sauce



    Jenna said, "My DH ordered the pork, which came with tortilla wraps. He also thought that was delicious."




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    La Hacienda
    Mixed grill offering New York Strip, chicken al pastor, chorizo and vegetables,
    served with beans and fresh salsas



    Jenna said, "My parents splits the mixed grill for two and finished the entire thing!"


    Jenna added, "This is now one of our must do restaurants!" :thumbsup2





    4 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points Earned for First Update of the Day and 3 new cocktails



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for La Cava at Mexico
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for La Hacienda at Mexico
     
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    And another update from Jenna (DisWishes720).


    This one is from her dinner last night at...




    California Grill



    Jenna said, "Last night we ate at my favorite restaurant of all time, California Grill. First we started with the perfect bread."



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    "Then for apps, we split the Spicy Kazan Roll, California Roll, and Dragon Roll. Each were amazing! Then we also split the three cheese flatbread."





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    Triple Cheese Flatbread with Pecorino, Asiago, and Provolone, Sun-dried Tomato, Arugula Pesto




    Then to accompany their entrees, Jenna had a glass of Chardonnay wine, while her DH chose the Cabernet.


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    Then Jenna said, "Our entire table then ordered either the veal or the pork."


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    Veal Chop with Creamy O’Henry Sweet Potato Hash, Wild Mushroom, Root Spinach, Chimichurri




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    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, Crispy Sage




    But they ordered a variety of desserts...




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    Bananas and Caramel
    Crispy Baked Phyllo Squares layered with Banana, Mascarpone Mousse, and Caramelized Banana





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    Warm Heirloom Apple Crisp
    Chai Ice Cream, Hippen Tuile, and Apple-Currant Compote






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    Heather’s Chocolate Sampler
    Marshmallow Whoopie Pies, Chipotle Chocolate Cupcake, Peanut Butter Buckeye Pop, and Valrhona Mint Chocolate Cup





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    Caramel Corn Crème Brûlée
    Zellwood Sweet Corn Custard, Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream, and Caramel Corn Brittle





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    Valrhona Chocolate Cake
    Warm Chocolate Cake with Molten Center, Gianduja Ice Cream, and Frangelico Chocolate Sauce




    Jenna said, "It was a fantastic meal as always!" :thumbsup2


    2 Point Roulette Bet on Resort Group 3 for California Grill at the Contemporary
     
  12. emmysmommy

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    Barb you probably know the menus at WDW better than anyone by now!! So awesome!!!

    Great job to all the live reporters!!
     
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    My son's favorite meal has been prepared and devoured, his school Christmas concert attended, his birthday cake half gone, and now the family is sprawled out in the family room watching the Avengers. Since I have already seen it (at Downtown Disney, as a matter of fact ;) ), I thought I would try to get a few more updates posted.


    So how about some breakfast updates, beginning with this one from Jenna (DisWishes720)...


    Starring Rolls Cafe


    Jenna said, "I of course had this beauty..."


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    Cheese Danish




    "My DH had the Butterfinger cupcake and of course loved it!"


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    Butterfinger Cupcake



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Starring Rolls
     
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    Next we breakfast with the Princesses, sent to us by emmebear.



    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall




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    emmebear's Cold Plate




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    Emme's Cold Plate





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    "Emme enjoying a ginormous strawberry"





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    And then the Hot Food...including "the epic cheesy potatoes!"




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    "The cheesy potatoes are having a party in my tummy."





    Now let's bring on the Princesses...


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    And two of my favorite Princesses...


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    emmebear & Emme


    3 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for the Princess pics



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 6 for Akershus in Norway
     
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    And our last breakfast update for today was sent to us by grrrlennyl.



    She and her partner were at the Polynesian Resort this morning and had breakfast at...




    'Ohana



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    grrrlennyl said, "That's some veggie stir fry (no onions) and vegan/gluten-free waffles. Everything was pretty good, but my partner remembers her non-vegan food being better last year."




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
     
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    Now for some lunch and snack updates, beginning with one from grrrlennyl.


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




    SUNSHINE SEASONS




    Here is what they shared...


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    Orange-glazed vegan chicken with noodles (vegan) & Strawberry Shortcake (not vegan)


    grrrlennyl said, "I'm so glad they have a filling vegan option. The sauce on the noodles was a bit too on the salty/sour side for me. They could've used a bit of sweetness. The chicken was the chicken nugget-esque kind and it was definitely good. The strawberry shortcake was nice and light and not too sweet. I'm glad we shared this because I wouldn't have been able to eat that entire entree."





    Then later grrrlennyl sent us these World Showcase snack pics...


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    From Boulangerie Patisserie: Lemon Tart


    grrrlennyl said, "This was so so good! The lemon curd was super sour, just like it should be. (in no shape or form vegan though ;) )




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    From Karamell Kuche: Chocolate-covered Grapes


    grrrlennyl said, "This was way better than I even thought it would be...rich, but refreshing."




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Sunshine Seasons
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for Boulangerie Patisserie in France
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Karamell Kuche in Germany
     
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    And then another update from Epcot, this one from emmebear.




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    Emme having some fun at the African Outpost





    Then in France...


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    And France is the home of the Adult Slushie Kiosk... ;)


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    Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush




    And also the bakery, Boulangerie Patisserie...


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    Ham & Cheese Croissant




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    Chocolate Eclair




    And then this treat for Emme...


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    Perry Cookie


    Note from jabead: I'm not certain but I believe this cookie was from the Fife and Drum in the American pavilion area. Please correct me if I'm wrong. ;)




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    On their way out of the park, emmebear took this holiday-themed pic by the front entrance...


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    And then they found this waiting for them back in their room at Pop Century...


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    2 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points for the holiday-themed pics



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for the Slushie Kiosk in France
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for the Boulangerie Pattiserie in France
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for the Fife & Drum at America
     
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    And then over at Hollywood Studios, we had Jenna (DisWishes720) reporting in with this snack update...



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    Cream Cheese Pretzel




    And a beer to wash it down...


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    Note from jabead: Jenna said she got this from a snack cart right in front of the Great Movie Ride so I'm putting this in Group 2.





    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Pretzel Cart
     
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    Also at DHS today were Kristin (krhst25) and her family.


    They had a Fantasmic Package lunch at...



    Hollywood Brown Derby




    First an outside menu pic...


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    The rolls





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    “Our Famous Cobb Salad” with Finely Chopped Greens, Turkey Breast, Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado, Chives, and Cobb Dressing





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    Blue Lump Crab Spring Rolls, Snow Crab Claw, and an Asian Slaw with spicy Miso Aïoli


    Kristin said, "The lump crab app was delicious."





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    Brie, Midnight Moon, and Prosciutto Cake with Tête de Moine Petals and an Olive-roasted Vegetable Salad???

    Note from jabead: I'm guessing on this one, so please tell me if I'm wrong.






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    Kids' Salad???





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    Spit-roasted American Bison with Sautéed Beets tossed in an Herb-Shallot Vinaigrette, Forest Mushroom, White Truffle Croquette, and a Cocoa Espresso Barbecue Sauce





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    Kids' Tempura Fish Strips with steamed broccoli and dipping sauce





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    Charred Filet of Beef over Mashed Potatoes (subbed) and Green Beans





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    Kids' Steak and French Fries??



    Kristin said, "I had the filet --melted in my mouth. DS subbed mash potatoes and dad had the filet too. DD1 and my mom had the bison. DD said it was a little gamey for her but I am glad she tried it."




    Then for their desserts, they had...


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    Grapefruit Cake—a Brown Derby Original!
    Light Layers of Yellow Cake with fresh Grapefruit-Cream Cheese Icing





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    Banana-White Chocolate Toffee Tower on Cocoa-Almond Cookie and Bananas “Foster”




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    Tollhouse Cookie and Vanilla Ice Cream




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    Warm Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Crème Fraîche and Orange Blossom Honey



    Kristin said, "Great lunch!" :thumbsup2




    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for the Menu pic

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Hollywood Brown Derby
     
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    Then we received our first update from wildelady, who, along with her son, arrived at Disney World yesterday.



    She said, "Our first full day was in Epcot, we had lunch at..."


    Liberty Inn



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    wildelady said, "James had the Adult chicken nuggets and fries with a coke and I had the chicken flatbread with fries and a frozen cherry tango slush."




    Then their dinner was Downtown Disney's...


    T-REX




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    Kid's Menu Pic




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    Stegosaurus Steak and Cheese Sandwich - Traditional-style cheese steak with sautéed onions, peppers and mushroom, topped with melted Monterey Jack and Swiss cheeses served with lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted hoagie roll





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    Kids' Jurassic Chicken Tidbits - dinosaur shaped chicken


    wildeladay said, "Dinner was at T-rex at DTD. I had the cheese steak and potato chips and James had the Chicken Dinosaurs with potato chips. I also got him the light up glass."



    "For dessert we walked round to Ghiradelli's where i got James a plain vanilla waffle cone. He ate this whilst we watched the South Florida Cloggers perform."



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    2 Holiday Bonus Points for menu pic and pic of James



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for the Liberty Inn at America
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for T-Rex
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Ghirardelli
     
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    Then back to DHS for a snack update from Kristin (krhst25).


    Oasis Canteen


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    Root Beer Float




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    Funnel Cake



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 1 for Canteen Oasis
     
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