Captain America Movie Night

It’s our #moviefridaynight and this week we are watching Captain America. Now this hits a bit close to home in two ways. Firstly, we are New Yorkers and my parents (Matt’s Grandparents) lived around the areas where this was set in Brooklyn and in Queens. Also they were born soon after WW2 ended and my great grandfathers on both sides fought in the war. So we took the time to create a menu that reflected the 1940s in New York in celebration of winning World War II and Captain America as a hero.

Menu

Strawberry Pie – What a Girl Eats

strawberry pie top shot

“Fresh strawberry pie is perfect for the season’s gorgeous berries. It’s the perfect pie for spring or summer, with a creamy, not-to-sweet, filling, mounds of fresh berries and a homemade glaze.” – Cynthia

4th of July Cupcakes – Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

“These 4th of July cupcakes are perfect for any Independence Day cookout or celebration! They have a cute fondant decoration on top of them that are perfect for people that aren’t confident in their piping skills. The cupcakes are a homemade vanilla cupcake recipe that can easily be colored with gel food color too!” – Miranda

CRISPY AIR FRYER SMASHED POTATOES – Clean Plate Mama

Fried smashed potatoes on a plate with a side of ranch.

Crispy, flavorful air-fryer smashed potatoes! These make a delicious side dish or a fun and tasty appetizer. A quick and healthy alternative to French fries that require only a few simple steps!” – Sara

NEW YORK STRIP STEAK WITH GARLIC BUTTER – Dinner at the Zoo

Seared New York strip steak served in garlic butter.

This New York strip steak is seared steak that’s cooked to golden brown, then topped with a garlic and herb butter. An easy dinner recipe that tastes like it came from a steakhouse, but can be made in the comfort of your own home.” – Sara

PIZZA MUFFINS – Dinner at the Zoo

A plate of pizza muffins made with crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, melted cheese and mini pepperoni.

These pizza muffins are crescent roll cups filled with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, then baked to golden brown perfection. A fun recipe for pizza bites that’s the perfect appetizer, light meal or after school snack!” – Sara

The Best Chili Recipe – The Forked Spoon

White shallow bowl filled with the best chili recipe and topped with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

“This Chili Recipe is filled with lean ground beef, bacon, and red kidney beans simmered in a simple, spice-filled tomato broth. Hands down the best chili recipe ever, serve with gooey melted cheese, sour cream, and green onions.” – Jessica

Yummiest Chocolate Cookies – Sugar Spice N Everything Nice

Chocolate cookies with Red, Blue and White MnMs kept on a white plate.

“These are the yummiest chocolate cookies I have had. They are oh so easy to make and takes less than half an hour. Cookies are definitely one of my comfort foods and if you are having a bad day, I promise you that these chocolate cookies will cheer you up!” – Akshita

WHIPPED RICOTTA TOAST – Masala and Chai

FLUFFY. WHIPPED. RICOTTA. TOAST. Drizzled in olive oil. Tons of flaky sea salt. Yes yes yes! This savory whipped ricotta appetizer is ready in under ten minutes and served on toasted Italian bread.” – Shweta

Perfect Eggless Swiss Roll Cake – Sugar Spice N Everything Nice

eggless swiss roll cake

“Swiss roll cake, simply put, is a thin sponge cake, with a layer of creamy frosting. Sometimes its a solid white cake roll where its a regular vanilla cake, sometimes its made with cocoa powder to give a sold chocolate brown cake. You may even find a mix of the two as well.” – Akshita

How to Cook Steak (Butter Basted Pan-Seared Steak) – The Forked Spoon

Cooked T-Bone Steak in a cast iron skillet with butter and garlic on top.

“How to make steakhouse quality steak right at home – it’s easier than you may think! With a handful of helpful tips and tricks, today I’m sharing how to cook the best pan-seared steak with a perfect brown crust and a juicy, buttery, tender inside.” – Jessica

Captain America Civil War Inspired Juice Drink – This Mama’s Life

Captain America Inspired Drink 1

“To celebrate the success of the recent Captain America Civil War movie, we have come up with this Juice Drink!  The Captain America inspired drink is perfect for those warm summer days.  And the kids will have a blast making them!  (And it will be a teaching moment as well)” – Amy