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  1. AppleSister1

    AppleSister1 DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 2002
    Thanks Barb!!!! Part of the family is already there, the rest don't arrive till the 26th, and our first ADR is that day. But I will surely send some Christmas-cheer themed photos tomorrow afternoon!!! So excited, packing now....

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!

    PS: I told my nephews I was going to do "live reporting" on our dining and they were very excited, so hopefully we will all remember to take picture of our food. :thumbsup2
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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by disneychristmasx3.

    Yesterday she and her family did the Fantasmic! Dining Lunch Package at..

    Mama Melrose

    She said, "Service was excellent and the food was better than I had expected. My app was the..."


    Fresh Mozzarella and Vine-ripened Tomatoes
    with Marinated Sweet Onions, Balsamic Drizzle, Basil-scented Olive Oil, and Sweet Basil Leaves.

    "DD, DH, and one DS all had the mussels and loved them."


    Oak-fired Mussels
    Cooked in a spicy Tomato Butter with Grilled Onions and Herb Croutons.

    "My other DS always chooses calamari when it's available but is quite picky about it. This was tender and flavorful. Not chewy a all."


    Crispy Calamari
    topped with Grilled Peppers and Onions served with Dipping Sauces.

    "DH's entree was the tuna and risotto He was very happy with it."


    Wood-grilled Tuna
    over a Seasonal Vegetable Risotto, Warm Vine-ripened Diced Red and Yellow Tomatoes, and Olive-Caper Butter

    "All three kids ordered the steak with mac 'n cheese They enjoyed the steak but not the best one of the trip.
    They however really enjoyed the mac 'n cheese."


    Charred Strip Steak
    with Five-Cheese Baked Macaroni, Aged Balsamic-Shallot Butter, and Chianti Wine Reduction

    "I had the seafood with whole grain pasta. It was great!"


    Seafood Arrabbiata
    Shrimp, Mussels, Calamari, Fish of the Day, and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti tossed with spicy Seafood Sauce.

    Then for dessert, they had the sampler (the dessert provided with the Fantasmic package)...


    dcx3 said, "Our favorites were the amaretto cheesecake and the tart."

    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for First Update of the Day

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 4 for Mama Melrose
  4. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    disneychristmasx3 also sent an update from her dinner last night at...

    '50s Prime Time Cafe


    Grandma's Chicken Pot Pie
    A creamy Cheese mixture of Chicken, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Onions, and Peas topped with a flaky Pastry

    dcx3 said, "DH had this. He said it was loaded with chicken but a little bland."


    Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken
    served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, and Collard Greens with Bacon

    dcx3 said, "Three of us went with the fried chicken. It was served with mashed potatoes and gravy and some kind of greens. Our server was Janice! She was very much in the part and we laughed so much our stomachs hurt. But the boys ate their greens first!"


    A Sampling of Mom's Favorite Recipes - Crispy-fried Chicken, Fork Tender Pot Roast, and Traditional Meatloaf with all the fixings

    "DD had the sampler. She enjoyed it all but was most pleasantly surprised by the meatloaf."


    "The boys with the Dad's Brownie Sundae and the Boston Cream Parfait. Both very good but they didn't make it through half since the desserts are enormous They also didn't do much damage to the vanilla milkshakes!"


    Traditional Warm Apple Crisp

    "This is my apple crisp with ice cream. This was very very good. Warm and chewy oatmeal crumble but just too big!" ;)

    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for pic of other DS

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 1 for '50s Prime Time
  5. LucyBC80

    LucyBC80 DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    I VOLUNTEER (said in my best Katniss Everdeen voice)

    My dates are February 6-15 and 24-26. What info do you need and what should I do? I love taking pictures of food so I see no problem with that!
  6. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Just checking in to say that I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! :goodvibes

    Also, since we only had updates sent to us by disneychristmasx3 on Monday, I am foregoing the Roulette Wheel and awarding her 5 additional bonus points. :thumbsup2

    Today I have received updates from her, as well as Debra (debrapagliasotti) and a new reporter who just arrived at Disney World, AppleSister1. I will get these posted in the morning.

    But for now I will say...​

  7. elleavon

    elleavon Earning My Ears

    Nov 6, 2011
    Count me in for February 1-7. My family is well trained not to eat until the photos have been taken!
  8. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000

    Thank you both for volunteering! :goodvibes I'll add your trips to the February list in Post 1. If I get enough volunteers for February, then I'll be sending out a PM to everyone sometime in late January. This will give you all my info for sending your updates either by text or email.

    In answer to Lucy's question regarding what to do, I leave the frequency and content of your updates entirely up to you. I ask only that you give me at least a short description of the food pics you send me. Also I think it's nice if you include your opinion regarding that food, even if it's just one word like gross or delicious. ;) Some people like to do more (making it more like a dining report), which is fine too.
  9. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Ok, how about some Christmas day updates from our three reporters currently at Disney World. :thumbsup2

    Our First Update of the Day was from disneychristmasx3.

    On Monday, she and her family were at Animal Kingdom and had lunch at...

    Flame Tree Barbecue


    dcx3 said, "Four of went with the ribs. We really enjoyed them with the sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. As you can see, we had the key lime mousse for dessert. Although it was light and refreshing, we still couldn't finish."


    "DD went with the pork sandwich, which she enjoyed."

    Then dinner was also at Animal Kingdom...

    Yak & Yeti Restaurant


    Malaysian Seafood Curry - Mahi Mahi, scallops, little neck clams, mussels, shrimp, zucchini, roma tomatoes, red curry coconut broth, and jasmine rice

    dcx3 said, "For dinner we tried Yak & Yeti for the first time. Three of us chose the seafood curry. It has now become the new favorite meal of the trip, but no one was able to finish."


    Shaoxing Steak and Shrimp - skirt steak, tempura-battered shrimp, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, chili plum dipping sauce

    "The boys went with the steak and shrimp. These is a definite trend appearing with those two. ;) They loved the shrimp, but the steak was just okay. No rave reviews. The vegetables got a thumbs down. The waiter had recommended substituting fried rice, which they enjoyed."


    Fried Wontons - Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey vanilla drizzle

    "And finally all 5 went with the wontons. My daughter has decided she liked the wontons but does not like pineapple warm. Everyone made it through only a taste. We just aren't cut out for this kind of eating! Again the meal got high marks from all. We cancelled Christmas morning breakfast reservations in lieu of an early start in the parks to beat the crowds. We will be having Christmas dinner at Rose & Crown."

    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for First Update of the Day

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 1 for Yak & Yeti
  10. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Then our next update was sent to us by Debra (debrapagliasotti).

    On Monday morning, she and her family had breakfast with the Princesses at...

    Cinderella's Royal Table


    Lobster and Crab Crepes - warm cheese-filled crepes topped with spinach, sauteed lobster, and blue crab meat with a poached egg perched on top and draped in Hollandaise sauce

    Debra said, "This was sooo good. Big chunks of lobster. Very fresh and tasty."

    Then their Christmas day lunch was at Epcot's...

    Le Cellier


    Wild Mushroom Filet Mignon - Le Cellier signature dish served with wild mushroom risotto and white truffle butter sauce

    Debra said, "The filet was cooked perfect. Melted in your mouth. Loved the risotto. Fave meal of the trip!" :thumbsup2

    Then for her dessert, Debra had...


    Cheesecake topped with fresh seasonal fruit compote

    She said, "This was nice and light. Loved the shortbread crust."

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for CRT
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Le Cellier
  11. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

    Jan 3, 2011
    Count me in too! We are there 2/25 through 3/2. And we are doing DDP so we'll see how this goes!
  12. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000

    Sounds good, thanks Kathy! :thumbsup2
  13. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Our last update from yesterday was sent to us by Amy (AppleSister1).

    She arrived at Disney World yesterday and sent her first update from Downtown Disney's ...

    Paradiso 37


    Baja Fish Tacos - crispy seasonal fish, roasted corn salsa, lime crema, spicy slaw, tortilla salad

    Amy said, "These were only alright, very dry. Needed some actual slaw, not just shredded cabbage. Server gave me some hot sauce when he saw my reaction and that helped! Side salad was surprisingly lovely!"

    Amy also sent us this holiday-themed bonus pic from Downtown Disney...


    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for holiday-themed pic

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Paradiso 37
  14. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 25th.

    Magic Kingdom: Group 4, 5
    Epcot: Group 2, 6
    Hollywood Studios: Group 5
    Animal Kingdom: Group 3
    Downtown Disney: Group 1
    Resorts: 3, 4

    Here were the 5 bets placed yesterday by our three reporters:

    disneychristmasx3 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree WINNER :santa:
    disneychristmasx3 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 1 for Yak & Yeti
    debrapagliasotti - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for CRT
    debrapagliasotti - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Le Cellier WINNER :santa:
    AppleSister1 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Paradiso 37
  15. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000

    The results are in from Vicki (GoofySon'sMom) and they were quite successful. :thumbsup2

    Vicki said, "First up is 'Ohana bread pudding. Since we had this for breakfast, we did not have the ice cream."

    First a pic of the work in progress...


    "Flaming the rum!"

    And then the final results...


    Vicki said, "We loved this! Easy to make and just as delicious as the "real" thing!"

    "We were full from a later than planned breakfast so are saving the planned Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup for the weekend."

    But for their dinner, they did try another very popular dish from Le Cellier...


    Mushroom Filet

    Vicki said, "We decided that if the real thing is a 10, this was a solid 8. Very, very good. The truffle butter sauce was amazing!"

    "Again too full for dessert so the Yak & Yeti wontons will be tried another night this week!"

    Thank you Vicki for sharing your Disney culinary recreations.
    Feel free to send the other pics our way whenever you make them.
  16. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    And now for today's First Update of the Day, which was sent to us by disneychristmasx3.

    She said, "Yesterday we cancelled our breakfast plans at Kona Cafe to go to Hollywood Studios for a while before the crowds were unmanageable. We arrived back at Port Orleans just as breakfast was ending. So it was pasta and salad to share!" ;)

    Riverside Mill


    Create Your Own Pasta- chose from a variety of your favorite sauces (Aldredo, Marinara, Pesto), pasta (fettuccine, spaghetti, penne) and fresh ingredients including Chicken or Shrimp $10.99 Toppings include: artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, Kalamata Olives, green peas, prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, yellow onions, broccoli, parmesan cheese.


    Customize your salad by choosing from a variety of ingredients, including beef or chicken $9.99
    Greens: Romaine or European Mix
    Toppings: bacon, blue cheese, broccoli, carrots, corn, chow mein noodles, cucumbers, dried cranberries, feta cheese, peas, garbanzo beans, grape tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, roasted red peppers.
    Dressings: Caesar, Lite Italian, Ranch, Mandarin Orange Sesame.

    And for dessert, they shared this...


    Ice Cream Sundae with Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, and Whipped Cream

    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for First Update of the Day

    2 Point Roulette Placed on Resort Group 7 for Riverside Mill at POR
  17. arbolita

    arbolita DIS Veteran

    Sep 17, 2008
    Do you still need someone for the last week of January?
  18. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Then disneychristmasx3 was at Epcot yesterday.

    She said, "I did a little bit of shopping around World Showcase with 25,000 or more of my closest friends. :lmao:
    This jalapeno margarita made it a little more enjoyable for my DH." ;)


    Jalapeno Margarita (from I believe, La Cava de Tequila)

    Then it was on to dinner on the opposite side of World Showcase, at...

    Rose & Crown


    Grilled New York Strip Steak and Fried Fish with Yorkshire Pudding, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and red wine sauce

    dcx3 said, "Three of us chose the steak and fried fish. It was better than expected. I actually enjoyed the hot flaky fish with tartar sauce the most."


    Grilled New York Strip Steak with Mashed Potatoes and fried onion rings

    dcx3 said, "DD enjoyed her New York strip, although it was the first time all week that anyone complained the serving was small."


    Fish and Chips - Beer-battered and served with housemade tartar sauce

    "DS had the fish and chips, which was excellent."

    Then for their desserts...


    Jaffa Tarts - orange cream cakes with chocolate ganache, raspberry sauce and fresh oranges

    dcx3 said, "DS and I each had the jaffa tart. It was light."


    Flourless Chocolate Cake with an Egg Nog Shooter

    "DH had this. It was very rich but good."


    Sticky Toffee Pudding

    "DS and DD each had the gooey toffee cake. DD especially enjoyed it."

    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for La Cava at Mexico
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Rose & Crown at UK
  19. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    The last update sent to us today was from Amy (AppleSister1).

    She started her day with this treat from POFQ's...​

    Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Sassagoula at POFQ
  20. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000

    Yes, we could still use another reporter for the last week of January. Are you interested? What are your exact trip dates?
  21. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000

    So sorry for the delay but with the holidays, the end of December kind of snuck up on me.

    But without further delay, here is the...


    January reporters will receive points for each and every update sent to me for posting on the Live Thread. The number of points which you will be awarded is based on how rare the featured location of your update is. For instance, those locations from which we haven't yet received an update, will receive 5 points.

    5 Point Update Locations
    Electric Umbrella
    Tokyo Dining
    Les Halles Bakery (Epcot France)
    Nine Dragons
    Le Cellier lunch/dinner
    Monsieur Paul
    Restaurant Marrakesh
    Tutto Gusto (must include food)
    Cap 'n Jacks
    House of Blues
    Planet Hollywood
    Big River Grille
    ESPN Zone
    The Wave (lunch or dinner)
    Any Swan-Dolphin restaurant (other than Bluezoo)
    1900 Park Fare (breakfast)
    Garden View Lounge Tea
    Victoria & Albert's
    Artist Point
    Captain's Grill (lunch or dinner)
    Hurricane Hanna's (newly reopened poolside QS at the Y & B Club)
    Grand Floridian Cafe lunch
    Gasparilla Island Grill
    Trail's End
    Whispering Canyon Cafe lunch
    Chef Mickey's Dinner
    California Grill (due to its upcoming closure for remodeling )

    Worth 2 Points are these Popular Update Locations
    Be our Guest (dinner)
    Columbia Harbour House
    Liberty Tree Tavern (lunch)
    Le Cellier
    Via Napoli
    Sunshine Seasons
    Yak & Yeti Restaurant
    Landscapes of Flavor
    Kona Cafe (breakfast)
    'Ohana (dinner)
    Raglan Road
    Wolfgang Puck Express (lunch or dinner)

    All other restaurant locations (both QS and Full service) not listed above are worth 3 points.

    Also, please remember that in order to receive full credit, you must include a pic of at least one entree in your update. If instead you send only a pic of your appetizer or dessert, etc. then it will be considered a snack update and will be awarded points accordingly.

    All snack updates will be worth 1 point per location (except for those from Les Halles Bakery, which are worth 2 points for one snack or 5 pts. for 3 or more snacks).

    Also, Bonus Points will again be awarded for the following:
    - First Update of the Day - the first update which is sent (by text or email) after 7:30 a.m. (ET) each day will receive 1 point.
    - All menu pics will receive 1 pt. per menu
    - Including a pic of you in an update (update must also include at least one food item) - 1 pt./per update
    - Including a pic of another member of your travel party in an update (again update must also include food item) 1 pt./per person/per update
    - A pic of you or someone from your travel party enjoying a LeFou's Brew from Gaston's Tavern 1 pt./per reporter
    - All food updates from Universal restaurants will receive 1 pt.each
    - Including a pic of at least one character at any character meals 1 pt. per meal (including the Beast at Be our Guest and Chef Remy at Chefs de France)
    - All new cocktails/wine flights/beer flights (those not yet seen on this thread) will be awarded 1 pt. each. Here is the LINK to the list of what we have so far.

    Also Miscellaneous Bonus Points may be awarded at my discretion.

    The game will begin on January 2 with the arrival of our first three January reporters. I will post each day's point totals here on this post.

    I'll now be sending out PMs to those who have volunteered to be live reporters in January. If I should miss anyone, please let me know.

    quietgirl - 137
    hulagirl87 - 130
    emmebear - 116
    Giselle22 - 110
    BlovesC - 95
    butiflfeet - 93
    disneybride96 - 85
    marshallsmommy - 66
    Li Li - 64
    CaliBear - 62
    MissPrice - 58
    DonaldDoleWhip - 54
    Jersette - 54
    glasslipper - 53
    tallen429 - 53
    DisneyMamato4 - 46
    Niki Andiokno - 44
    ciera321 - 43
    dvc4life - 36
    Couchy - 29
    dreamscometrue101 - 29
    jecskc - 26
    AlohaPolynesian - 21
    carobear - 20
    rachel09985 - 20
    smile4stamps - 20
    soontobewed07 - 20
    DaisyluvzGoofy - 7
    ladyknight1 - 6
    arbolita - 4
    Kathymford - 4

    JAN. 2
    DisneyMamato4 - 11
    Jersette - 9
    DonaldDoleWhip - 4

    JAN. 3
    DonaldDoleWhip - 13
    glasslipper - 5
    Jersette - 5
    quietgirl - 3

    JAN. 4
    glasslipper - 15
    DonaldDoleWhip - 11
    DisneyMamato4 - 5
    quietgirl - 5
    Jersette - 2

    JAN. 5
    emmebear - 26
    quietgirl - 14
    glasslipper - 9
    DisneyMamato4 - 8
    rachel09985 - 6
    Jersette - 4
    DonaldDoleWhip - 3
    ciera321 - 2

    JAN. 6
    quietgirl - 19
    emmebear - 18
    DisneyMamato4 - 9
    Jersette - 7
    rachel09985 - 5
    ciera321 - 3
    glasslipper - 3

    JAN. 7
    Jersette - 14
    quietgirl - 13
    MissPrice - 10
    DisneyMamato4 - 7
    ciera321 - 6
    rachel09985 - 6
    DonaldDoleWhip - 4

    JAN. 8
    quietgirl - 17
    MissPrice - 8
    DonaldDoleWhip - 7
    DisneyMamato4 - 6
    Jersette - 6
    glasslipper - 5
    ciera321 - 4
    rachel09985 - 3

    JAN. 9
    ciera321 - 15
    MissPrice - 13
    quietgirl - 9
    Jersette - 4
    DonaldDoleWhip - 4
    emmebear - 1

    JAN. 10
    ciera321 - 10
    Giselle22 - 5
    quietgirl - 5
    Jersette - 3

    JAN. 11
    quietgirl - 47
    Giselle22 - 11
    MissPrice - 11
    DonaldDoleWhip - 8
    butiflfeet - 6
    Couchy - 5
    ciera321 - 3

    JAN. 12
    butiflfeet - 10
    Couchy - 8
    Giselle22 - 8
    Niki Andiokno - 6
    MissPrice - 5
    quietgirl - 5

    JAN. 13
    glasslipper - 7
    butiflfeet - 6
    Giselle22 - 6
    Niki Andiokno - 6

    JAN. 14
    Giselle22 - 24
    Couchy - 16
    butiflfeet - 12
    Niki Andiokno - 8
    glasslipper - 3
    smile4stamps - 1

    JAN. 15
    butiflfeet - 24
    MissPrice - 11
    Niki Andiokno - 8
    BlovesC - 7
    smile4stamps - 6

    JAN. 16
    butiflfeet - 25
    BlovesC - 20
    Niki Andiokno - 10
    Giselle22 - 8
    soontobewed07 - 7
    glasslipper - 6
    smile4stamps - 4

    JAN. 17
    Giselle22 - 21
    BlovesC - 15
    butiflfeet - 10
    smile4stamps - 9
    dvc4life - 3
    Niki Andiokno - 2

    JAN. 18
    BlovesC - 17
    jecskc - 13
    soontobewed07 - 7
    Giselle22 - 4
    Niki Andiokno - 4

    JAN. 19
    Giselle22 - 18
    dvc4life - 14
    BlovesC - 12
    carobear - 11
    jecskc - 6
    soontobewed07 - 6
    disneybride96 - 4

    JAN. 20
    BlovesC - 16
    dvc4life - 13
    carobear - 9
    jecskc - 7
    Giselle22 - 5
    disneybride96 - 4

    JAN. 21
    disneybride96 - 19
    BlovesC - 8
    AlohaPolynesian - 6
    dvc4life - 6

    JAN. 22
    Dreamscometrue101 - 18
    CaliBear - 15
    marshallsmommy - 9
    disneybride96 - 8
    AlohaPolynesian - 5

    JAN. 23
    disneybride96 - 17
    marshallsmommy - 15
    CaliBear - 13
    Dreamscometrue101 - 11
    AlohaPolynesian - 7

    JAN. 24
    disneybride96 - 16
    hulagirl87 - 7
    CaliBear - 6
    marshallsmommy - 6

    JAN. 25
    marshallsmommy - 16
    hulagirl87 - 12
    disneybride96 - 11
    tallen429 - 7
    CaliBear - 1

    JAN. 26
    CaliBear - 27
    hulagirl87 - 15
    tallen429 - 12
    arbolita - 4
    AlohaPolynesian - 3
    emmebear - 2

    JAN. 27
    marshallsmommy - 20
    DaisyluvzGoofy - 7
    disneybride96 - 6
    ladyknight1 - 6
    hulagirl87 - 1

    JAN. 28
    hulagirl87 - 27
    Li Li - 20
    Kathymford - 4

    JAN. 29
    Li Li - 27
    hulagirl87 - 17
    emmebear - 12
    tallen429 - 9

    JAN. 30
    emmebear - 34
    Li Li - 17
    hulagirl87 - 15
    tallen429 - 11

    JAN. 31
    hulagirl87 - 22

    FEB. 1
    hulagirl87 - 14
    tallen429 - 5

    FEB. 2
    emmebear - 23
    tallen429 - 9
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