Vivo Movie Night

It is Friday…. that means its #Movienightfriday and we are going to the beat of our own drum. Okay, to clarify, this is not the first time in the last few days we have watched this film. We absolutely LOVE it. I have a whole review on alexneznamy.com if you are looking for more kid friendly films. Back to our point. We had so much fun with this film. Now usually when we talk about Florida with the kiddo we are talking Florida Man incidents, alligators or theme parks. That is not all of Florida though, am I right? Vivo bring Florida and Cuba into a beautiful musical film. The music alone will have you up on your feet.

Speaking of which, we talked about the different styles of music there are plus instruments that were shown in the clip above. Then we mapped out where the film took place and VR the regions.

Then we made a Floridian and Cuban stylish menu to match our mood

Dinner

Spicy Cuban Pork Sliders – Homemade for Elle

“We are already four weeks into the school year and it’s going great so far!  Although, everyday does seem to feel a bit like a marathon!  I am up at 6 am to get myself ready for work, and the kids ready for school.  It’s 5 pm by the time we get home, then we have lunch boxes to clean, homework to do, baths to give, and dinner to make – all before their 7:45 pm bedtime.  ” – Andrea

Delicious Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja – Brooklyn Active Mama

“I’ve got an pretty great main dish recipe for you today! This awesome and delicious slow cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja recipe is great all times of year!” – Nellie

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe – The Forked Spoon

Jerk Chicken is a fragrant, flavorful, and delicious grilled chicken recipe representative to Jamaica and the Caribbean islands. Easy to prepare, this Jerk Marinade includes all the classic flavors of true Jamaican Jerk cooking including scallions, allspice berries, and hot chiles (Scotch bonnet peppers). Learn all about this irresistible Jamaican dish, including How to Make Jerk Chicken, and enjoy with classic Jamaican Rice and Peas!” – Jessica

Jamaican Jerk Cod with Mango Avocado Salsa – The Forked Spoon

“This Jamaican Jerk Cod with Mango Avocado Salsa is fresh, easy, and packed with delicious Caribbean spices and flavor. Ready in just 30 minutes, enjoy this super simple and healthy Jerk Marinated Cod with Jamaican Rice and Peas and sweet mango avocado salsa.” – Jessica

Cuban Sliders Recipe – This Mama Cooks

“Serve up these Cuban Sliders at a party, tailgate, or just getting together with friends to watch sports on TV.” – Ann- Marie

Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe – The Forked Spoon

“Seasoned with garlic, ginger, and thyme, Jamaican Rice and Peas is a uniquely irresistible rice dish made with coconut milk, allspice berries, and kidney beans. Popular in the Caribbean islands, particularly Jamaica, this Rice and Peas Recipes is often served with chicken or fresh fish.”- Jessica

Grilled Plantains – Strength & Sunshine

“Hold on! Don’t put your grills away just yet! Who really says grilling ends after Labor Day? That’s absurd and I have a recipe that needs to be shared and requires a grill. It I still had access to my wonderful gas grill right now, I would still be out there everyday. Alas, I sadly don’t. Grilling was so much fun and I can’t wait to get to do it again when I go home. Until then, I’ll just let you do the grilling for me and gaze at the pictures of these delicious gems.” – Rebecca

Baked Yucca (Cassava) Fries – Strength & Sunshine

Don’t let the “tough” exterior scare you. Yucca (Cassava) root is one delicious plant starch to add to your diet. When prepared properly, you can make the best baked , crispy, creamy, yucca (cassava) fries!” – Rebecca

Ideas for Your Tropical Themed Charcuterie Board and Grazing Table – Gennifer Rose

“Grazing tables and charcuterie boards are the perfect solution to pleasing a hungry crowd. You can easily provide a varied assortment of foods so you can be assured that there’s something satisfying for all your guests. Building a themed snack board is especially fun because it really amps up the festivities and gets the party going.” – Gennifer

MANGO HABANERO SALSA – Aubrey’s kitchen

“This fresh and vibrant mango habanero salsa packs a spicy kick! The sweetness of a fresh juicy mango, herbaceous cilantro and onions, kissed with habanero is absolutely delicious. This habanero mango salsa recipe is going to have you coming back for seconds, if you can handle the heat!” – Aubrey

Desserts

FLAN DE CALABAZA – PUMPKIN FLAN – Pandemonium Noshery

“Flan de calabaza, or pumpkin flan, is delicious. I’m sure you already knew that. I even suspected that, but gauging by the number of years it’s taken me to get around to this recipe I wasn’t really sold. And I was wrong. Flan is popular all through Latin America, in fact it is probably the most well loved dessert. But it turns out it didn’t originate there, no, in fact it started with the Romans! Who would have though? They fell but flan was more resilient and hung around, eventually being embraced by the Spanish. The Spanish of course brought it with to the Americas. And there it was adopted, claimed, and made with love on a regular basis. ” – Juli

KEY LIME PIE – Pandemonium Noshery

“Key Lime pie is a family tradition in my house, a pie that was frequent at holiday dinners. The trick to an amazing key lime pie is using real key limes, which are hard to find. If you do happen to see cute tiny limes labeled key limes check them, I found some and was so excited I bought the bag even though I wasn’t planning on making pie. I got home and realized they were from Mexico! They tasted seriously delicious. But not like Key limes.” – Juli

No-Bake Vegan Key Lime Pie (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine

his 5 ingredient No-Bake Vegan Key Lime Pie is so easy to make, gluten-free, and allergy-free! A creamy, zesty, and slightly sweet key lime filling made with coconut milk then chilled in a gluten-free graham cracker crust! Top it with dairy-free whipped cream and fresh lime zest before serving up this healthier and refreshing tropical dessert recipe!” – Rebecca

Drinks (all Kid Friendly)

4-Ingredient Orange Julius Cocktail (Gluten-Free, Vegan) – Strength & Sunshine

Give your Orange Julius a grown-up boozy twist! A quick and easy 4-Ingredient Orange Julius Cocktail recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and makes for a perfect frozen, creamy, and fruit treat! A sippable Creamsicle for adults only!” – Rebecca

How To Make Virgin Piña Coladas – Strength & Sunshine

You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade Virgin Piña Coladas! Just 3 ingredients and a blender, these non-alcoholic frozen mocktails are naturally gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and perfect for kids! This naturally sweet and creamy tropical treat is a refreshing combo of pineapple and coconut that’s ready to be enjoyed in minutes!” – Rebecca

Virgin Banana Daiquiris – Strength & Sunshine

Your frosty tropical cocktail favorite made without the alcohol and right in a blender with just 3 real ingredients! Virgin Banana Daiquiris that are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free you and even the kids can enjoy this healthy recipe!” – Rebecca

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