A Diamond in the Rough

I've been a bit of a slacker lately.  I watched Aladdin about two weeks ago, but was busy and didn't have time to sit down with my thoughts.  First of all, prior to the actual planning of the meal, I happened to spot on Hot Topic a throw blanket of the Magic Carpet.  Now, in…

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I Want Adventure

This is probably the most relevant of all Disney movies, and still essentially the movie against which we judge all other Disney movies.  There's certainly good reason for this.  From the visual beauty of the animation, the social relevancy of characters like Gaston, songs like The Mob Song, and messages of redemption and kindness, a…

Poached Eggs

I'm still getting fussed at over my food choice for The Rescuers Down Under.  I opted not to have pea soup.  I don't like peas and while part of this project is to learn to cook and try new things, there are still certain foods I just consistently don't care for.  I didn't do oysters…

Isn’t It Neat?

I knew I was going to eat flounder and crab for this one. It seems morbid, but Louis does make stuffed crab during the movie.  But I also really love flounder.  I always have, but because of this movie, spent about a decade refusing to eat any seafood whatsoever.  I was four when this movie…

Keep Your Dream Alive

One of my very first memories was going to see Oliver and Company at the movies.  So I'm possibly biased about this one.  This and Beetlejuice were my first cassette tapes.  I remember begging my mom at Sears for stuffed animals of Georgette and Tito.  I didn't often beg for toys, but I loved them…

I’ll Take Off All My Blues

This weekend was cold and dreary and the perfect setting to watch the Great Mouse Detective, especially since I accompanied it with beer and Shepherd's Pie. I knew I needed to have beer with this one, since my most memorable scene is the Let Me Be Good To You song in the bar.  There's something…

The One Everyone Forgets

I've literally seen The Black Cauldron once before this weekend.  It was about twenty years ago when it came out on VHS.  It is very much the one nobody ever remembers, even Disney nerds like myself.  Honestly, my main memory of it is from a skit at Comic Con many years back that poked fun…

What a Beautiful Little Lady

In honor of Valentine's Day, I went back and did Lady and the Tramp before I move onto The Black Cauldron.  This is probably the most obvious for themed dinners, as its most iconic scene is a spaghetti dinner.  It's fun to be creative and clever with the meal planning, but it's nice to have…

Forever is a long, long time

Ok, I'm getting back to my regularly scheduled Disney movie schedule.  Next up is the Fox and the Hound. I have to admit, I hated this movie as a kid.  Somewhere I have a Copper stuffed animal that I reluctantly took when we pre-ordered the VHS from Suncoast.  I was so angry at Copper for…

Fairest

It's been cold and dreary.  I've been in a terrible mood.  Everything on the news is making me so very angry.  I hadn't gone grocery shopping in almost a month.  I've been spending most of my free time at my parents helping Mom recover from knee surgery.  It's lovely spending time with them, cleaning out…