Easy Disney Restaurant Meals to Create at Home?

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  1. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    I love to cook, but on weekdays, things have to be fast and somewhat healthy. Many of our favorite meals in regular rotation are inspired by our favorite Disney meals. Well, we know we can't create California Grill's Oak Fired Pork with Zinfandel Mushroom Glaze every night, but we can make . . .

    The Plaza's Hummus and Veggie Sandwich
    LTT's Colony Salad with grilled chicken, apples, pecans and smoked cheddar.
    'Ohana's green beans (from the circa 2003-ish menu) as a side dish with grilled shrimp or chicken

    Do you make any Disney inspired meals on a regular basis?
     
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  3. Buntington

    Buntington Mouseketeer

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    Subscribing to this! :) We're hoping to get inspired on our next Disney trip. I do make Veiled Maiden (from the Norway pavilion) a lot at home, but it was a family recipe that my grandmother taught me long before we ever went to Disney.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to get recipes or ingredients for a particular dish from the restaurant staff, or do they consider it a proprietary secret?
     
  4. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    It depends on the restaurant and what the item is, I think. Most restaurants have been very willing to share recipes. The problem is, they are so scaled up (making 6 cakes or a gallon of salad dressing) that they just give you the ingredients and method and no proportions. Boma and Jiko will ask for your email address and email you scaled down versions.
     
  5. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    I make a falafel wrap with homemade hummus and tzatziki sauce and that transports us back to Tangierine Cafe in Epcot.
     
  6. EvilQueenT

    EvilQueenT DIS Veteran

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    the two i've made the most often are the macadamia nut crust chicken with papaya marmalade and mashed potatoes with sho yu cream sauce from wolfgang pucks. the second is actually an appetizer at citricos but we put it ove wheat pasta and make it a main course. it's the sauteed shrimp with lemon, feta, white wine, and tomatoes. this ones really fast.
     
  7. soontobewed07

    soontobewed07 DIS Veteran

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    I make William Penn's chicken pasta from LTT its yummy and so easy to make
     
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    WDWAurora <font color=teal>I may not be Peter's Tink, but I'

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    Would LOVE the macadamia nut chicken recipe!! We love it, and my DMIL is especially crazy about it!
     
  10. apicozzi

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    At that California Grill I always order the grilled pork tenderloin with goat cheese polenta.. I've tried making it a few times and it's been good, but nowhere near as good as CG!
     
  11. bluejasmine

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    Make the cream cheese mash potatos from Le Cellier a few times a month.

    Make the french toast loaf that use to be at MSB.

    Thinking Im getting one of the cook books when we are back in WDW in Sept!
     
  12. Buntington

    Buntington Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for posting the link to the recipe index--I had no idea that thread existed! I can't wait to try some of those recipes--I think I'll make school bread first...yum!
     
  13. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen

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    I like to make the cheesesoup from Le Cellier. Not the most healthy but oh so good.
     
  14. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

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    I have made the Cheddar Cheese Soup from LeCellier - it was good but didn't taste the same (maybe I have to make it then wait 180 days to eat it:confused3)
    One recipe that is in my regular rotation is the BBQ sauce from Flame Tree. :lovestruc
     
  15. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    Thanks, guys. I do love making Le Cellier cheese soup. I do that probably twice a year in the fall/winter time.

    I have a lot of WDW cookbooks- 6 I think. I just rarely have the time to make some of the more complicated dishes. I'd love to make the AP Smoky Portobello Soup sometime!

    I am checking out that macadamia nut chicken recipe to see if it is in that thread.
     
  16. bfamily5

    bfamily5 Yes, I need another guide book...it's part of the

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    What?!!?! There are recipe books? Are they everywhere or just in a specific shop...I don't recall seeing them last trip but I'll be all over that next trip!!:thumbsup2
     
  17. boundfordisney

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    Im wondering too guess I will have to check it out on my next trip!:thumbsup2
     
  18. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    Right now, I think there are 2 that you can find in the gift shops. Your best bets are next to the kitchen/cooking dept. of the bigger stores like the Emporium in MK and Mouse Gear in Epcot or of course World of Disney.

    I have a lot of the older editions of the cookbooks that I got in Disney World when I was younger. I also have a little cookbook just from Food and Wine a few years ago ( I think 2006?) You can also find some of these older cookbooks on Ebay and Amazon.
     
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    gretchenohar@hotmail <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

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    I bought a couple at the gift shop in the Poly last year...
     
  20. Pumbaa_

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    Moved thread from Restaurants to the cooking board - have fun!!
     
  21. pamelaz

    pamelaz Meowza

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    I love this thread! It makes me excited to visit!
     

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