101 Dalmatians Movie Night

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It is #Movienightfriday and this Friday is 101 Dalmatians. Cruella came out a few months ago and we are trying again with the little one. As y’all know, we don’t do things simply in this house We also don’t just choose one film to watch. As you can see below. There are several 101 Dalmatian films, both animated and live action.

Now, you make be looking for a spot filled menu, but that is where we differentiate here. I love using the geographical location of the film to great menus that level up the lessons in the films. 101 Dalmatians is set in Britain. More specifically begins and ends in London, England but does take most of the film traveling the countryside of England.

This is not the only franchise by Disney set in England. Disney’s Peter Pan, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Mary Poppins, Sword in the Stone, Winnie the Pooh franchise, Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood are all set in Britain during different time periods. So you can absolutely refuse these recipes for those films as well.

Matthew and I went to do volunteer work at our local animal shelter. There were no Dalmatians and no kid friendly dogs at this time (more often than not because they get adopted quickly). But we do play with the cats.

We did a compare and contrast of animated to the live action and ate our traditional British foods. We also got a British Snack Box on amazon, which was one of our favorites.

We also made Cruella Frappuccinos as our drink/dessert.

Cruella Frappuccino

Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Venti

Equipment

  • blender
  • Venti cup
  • Measuring cups and measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Ice
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 pumps Vanilla syrup
  • 3 scoops Vanilla bean Ice cream or 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 shots expresso optional
  • 2 Tbsp Strawberry Purée
  • 1 Tbsp Java Chips
  • whip cream
  • chocolate drizzle
  • 1 Tbsp Chocolate chip cookie crumbles

Instructions
 

  • Begin with adding the strawberry purée into the venti cup and swirl in around by quickly spinning it upside down.
  • In the blender add the ice, milk, ice cream (*heavy cream), sugar, vanilla extract (*expresso) and have chips until fully blended
  • Pour into the cup and top with whip cream, chocolate drizzle and chocolate chip cookie crumbs

Notes

*Starbucks uses a Crème syrup and Vanilla bean powder
*Ice cream best replicates the taste
*The Starbucks Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino does not typically have expresso
Keyword Disney, Movie Night

Breakfast

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones – Fluxing Well

“What is slightly crispy on the outside, yet light, moist and buttery on the inside? A freshly baked scone! I enjoy making many types of scones, always with an easy basic scone recipe as my starting point. For some reason, white chocolate raspberry scones stuck a chord with me the other day. I went home, checked the pantry, and discovered a bag of white chocolate chips. Looking in the freezer, I found a bag of dried raspberries. I was in business! The result was a lovely, buttery creation which I call easy white chocolate raspberry scones. Here’s the recipe, with some ideas for variations.” – Lisa

Beans on Toast (The Proper British Way – Recipe by a Brit!) – Christina Cucina

Beans on toast have been eaten for years everyday in the UK for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a super simple dish, but it’s comfort food on a plate for many of us. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too!” – Christina

British Apple Scones – Christina Cucina

British Apple Scones are a nice change to the classic scone. Made in a round, it requires no cutters and is very quick and easy to make. ” – Christina

Dinner

Mince Pies (Mincemeat) Pies – Christina Cucina

Mince pies made with mincemeat do not contain any meat. I know, confusing, but read about this traditional British Christmas treat and then make some to try for yourself!” – Christina

Bangers and Mash (Pub-Style Sausage and Mash) – Christina Cucina

Bangers and mash is a classic British meal, and almost never amiss on British pub menus for good reason: it’s incredibly delicious comfort food! Learn how easy it is to make in your home, too!” – Christina

IRISH STEW RECIPE – Dinner at the Zoo

This Irish stew is a blend of tender meat, carrots and potatoes, all simmered to perfection in a savory and complex beer broth. The perfect comfort food meal for a cold night!” – Jaque

Desserts

Victoria Sandwich, Traditional British Afternoon Tea Cake – Christina Cucina

Victoria Sandwich is possibly the most quintessential British cake, and loved by Brits across the world. Don’t worry if you’re no longer in the UK, now you can make this beauty in your own kitchen! – Christina

ETON MESS – Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

“The classic Eton mess is a delicious summery British dessert made with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and crunchy meringues.” – Sarah

OLD FASHIONED FRUIT CAKE – Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

“This old fashioned fruit cake is my great grandmother’s recipe. It is easy to make and makes a fantastic Christmas cake for the festive season.” – Sarah

Air Fryer Popcorn – Recipe This

Air Fryer Popcorn. If you are wondering can you make popcorn in an air fryer, then this is the popcorn guide for you.  We got the chef at Recipe This to try making popcorn in the air fryer and this is the result and his best advice if you want to try it yourself.” – Samantha

Air Fryer Oven Malteser Traybake – Recipe This

“Air Fryer Oven Malteser Traybake. A delicious Malteser loaded rocky road traybake, loaded with marshmallows and plenty of your favourite Maltesers. Little washing up thanks to a single tray and your trusted air fryer.” – Samantha

English Trifle Recipe with Custard, Raspberry Jam and Sherry – Gennifer Rose

“Traditional English trifle is a dessert dish characterized by layers of cake, fruit, jam and custard – served in a large glass bowl. Trifle is often spiked with some sweet alcohol such as brandy, sherry or white wine. The Brits like to finish off Christmas dinner with a large dessert trifle to share with the family. – Geniffer

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