Encanto Movie Night

It’s #movienightfriday and we are being transported into Encanto with traditional Colombian food as that is where Encanto is set. We found Columbia on the globe then watched this video to get a real feel of what it is like.

Then we spoke about family trees, or ancestry. We did work a bit on ours and showed how genealogy works. You can find more on that at our ancestry post.

Then we explored gardens through virtual tours. You can also take a field trip to your local botanical gardens.

United States Botanical Gardens Tour

The Birmingham Botanical Garden Tour

Kew Gardens Tour

There are so many more but those were our favorites. We had so much fun exploring Columbian culture.

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Arepa Con Queso Recipe – Encanto Style – Kids Activities Blog

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“Anyone that watched Disney’s movie Encanto is probably wondering right now what kind of bread the Madrigal family was eating -the answer is Colombian Arepas de Queso, “Cheese arepas”. Yum!” – Monica

Gluten-Free Skillet Plantain Nachos (Vegan, Grain-Free, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine

Gluten-Free Skillet Plantain Nachos (Vegan, Grain-Free, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 A delicious, messy, plant-based skillet of nachos! Gluten-Free Skillet Plantain Nachos that are vegan, grain-free, and top 8 allergy-free! Loaded with veggies and plantain chips, topped with salsa and an easy homemade vegan cheese sauce recipe, these nachos make for a fun Mexican meal any night of the week! #nachos #glutenfree #vegan #plantains #grainfree #strengthandsunshine

A delicious, messy, plant-based skillet of nachos! Gluten-Free Skillet Plantain Nachos that are vegan, grain-free, and top 8 allergy-free! Loaded with veggies and plantain chips, topped with salsa and an easy homemade vegan cheese sauce recipe, these nachos make for a fun Mexican meal any night of the week!” – Rebecca

Chili Lime Plantain Crusted Chicken – Strength & Sunshine

Chili Lime Plantain Crusted Chicken | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Chili lime crispy plantain crusted chicken is the Caribbean take on "breaded chicken". Gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 approved, you'll have a healthy flavorful dinner recipe for everyone to enjoy!

Chili lime crispy plantain crusted chicken is the Caribbean take on “breaded chicken”. Gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 approved, you’ll have a healthy flavorful dinner recipe for everyone to enjoy! ” – Rebecca

Cassava Crusted Chicken With Sweet & Sour Sauce – Strength & Sunshine

Cassava Crusted Chicken with Sweet & Sour Sauce | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Crispy cassava crusted chicken with a tantalizing sweet & sour sauce to amp up your dipping action. No more boring chicken tenders here, gluten-free and paleo, this dinner recipe will please the entire family any night of the week!

Crispy cassava crusted chicken with a tantalizing sweet & sour sauce to amp up your dipping action. No more boring chicken tenders here, gluten-free and paleo, this dinner recipe will please the entire family any night of the week!” – Rebecca

Baked Yucca (Cassava) Fries – Strength & Sunshine

Baked Yucca (Cassava) Fries | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 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! Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole 30 approved side dish!

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

Grilled Plantains – Strength and Sunshine

Grilled Plantains | Strength and Sunshine #grilling #plantains #glutenfree

“I can’t win. I really can’t. So my new Functional Fitness class is 100% good! The instructor is a young fitness educated professor (she even taught Pilates) and the class is seriously like a high school health class. (We learned how to take out pulse and did simple assessments like push-ups and weight circumference yesterday). I found the new building fine and even got there early. Yay! But now I’m sick. I haven’t been sick in years. But my throat and chest are killing me. 🙁 When will it end?! This never ever happens to me. So I am hoping my normal drink gallons of water and tea and use tons of spices remedy will kick it to the curb like it usually does when I feel something coming on. I just hope this doesn’t progress to where I need to go to the doctor (we have to pay to be seen at the health center…). I guess my body is just so unaccustomed to so many people, the city, germs EVERYWHERE! (Even though I am my normal ultra-clean-safe self). Plus, the weather is crap, cloudy, chilly, and rainy 🙁 No good. Life is rough. Now.” – Rebecca

WE DON’T TALK ABOUT BRUNO ENCANTO CUPCAKES – Brooklyn Active Mama

“These adorable We Don’t talk About Bruno Encanto Cupcakes are easily made with the cake mix of your choice and a really cool candy glass you make from scratch!” – Nellie

AJIACO COLOMBIANO – Pandemonium Noshery

“The first of many recipes from My Columbian Cooking. I ordered the guascas, the herb required to produces the specific taste, from Amazon. This was another recipe recommended from my friend. I loved the way the guascas flavored the potatoes and the corn. The taste was vaguely familiar, almost a little artichoke like, but not quite. Anyway, you should try it!” – Juli

COLOMBIAN MAZORCA DESGRANADA – Pandemonium Noshery

“It’s Improv Cooking Challenge time and this month the challenge is to create something with Corn and Cheese! The hardest part this month was narrowing down which recipe to cook for this. In the end I decided on a Colombian recipe for a street snack. It’s a quick dish that is full of a lot of flavor and great as a lunch, a snack or delicious side dish.” – Juli

SALPICÓN DE FRUTAS – Pandemonium Noshery

“I love ending a week dedicated to one country with dessert. And this one was fun. And simple. Which is my motto right now, delicious but simple. The soda called for in this recipe is typically Colombiana la nuestra, which I couldn’t find locally. I asked around the internet and the most common said it wasn’t strawberry or cream soda at all, but that was about the closest they would come up with. So I used both of those. And then if you like fruit cocktail, sangria, and floats, or any one of those things, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy this.” – Juli

VEGAN AJIACO (COLOMBIAN POTATO SOUP) – Vegan Huggs

overhead view of two white bowls of vegan ajiacos and two spoons in the middle.

Vegan Ajiaco is a satisfying, one-pot meal that is made with 3 types of potatoes and served with sliced avocado, capers, and tangy cream. Your taste buds will dance!” – Melissa

traditional colombian pork empanada recipe – Fat Girl Hedonist

“Mother’s day in my home has always been a combination of celebrating the amazing women that made my life possible and celebrating our rich culture. We do this by cooking food from Colombia, like these Colombian pork empanadas. My mother is originally from Nariño, Colombia and my grandmother still lives in Medellin, Colombia. Our family has been using Western Union to send money to my grandmother and aunts for nearly twenty years, so I’m really excited to team up with them on this campaign. Western Union is all about celebrating the little things in life like the good food we eat, the places we visit or the reasons we send money across the world, because it’s these little things that make us who we are.” – Cari

colombian hot chocolate with cheese – Fat Girl Hedonist

colombian hot chocolate with cheese

“I never realized until I was an adult that drinking Colombian hot chocolate with cheese wasn’t normal. Think hot chocolate in a mug and pieces of soft white cheese melting inside the mug. You scoop the melty cheese out of the cup with a spoon and sip on your hot chocolate. It’s sweet and salty.” – Cari

colombian arepas – Fat Girl Hedonist

Colombian arepas

“I grew up eating Colombian arepas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Arepas were a part of my daily life throughout my entire childhood. Whether it was scrambled eggs and a buttered arepa for breakfast or melted cheese on an arepa. There wasn’t a day that passed that I didn’t eat one of these.” – Cari

The Best Spanish Flan – Lemon Blossoms

Caramel sauce poured over a slice of Spanish Flan

“Spanish Flan or Caramel Flan is a rich, creamy and sweet baked custard dessert covered with the most amazing and flavorful golden caramel sauce. This impressive but easy flan recipe is made with only five ingredients” – Chef Kathy

Arroz con Leche (Spanish Rice Pudding) – Lemon Blossoms

Ground cinnamon getting sprinkled on top of a bowl filled with creamy Spanish rice pudding aka arroz con leche.

“This Arroz con Leche recipe or Spanish Rice Pudding is made with rice and three types of milk on the stovetop, and can be served warm or cold. This recipe makes the most satisfying, rich and creamy dessert.” – Chef Kathy

MEXICAN LASAGNA – Small Town Woman

Mexican Lasagna is a hearty meal with an abundance of flavors from taco seasoned ground beef, onions, and refried beans.

Tasty Mexican Lasagna is a hearty meal with an abundance of flavors from taco seasoned ground beef, onions, garlic, and creamy refried beans with two layers of melted Mexican cheese” – Beth

EASY SALMON TACOS – Small Town Woman

A plate full of salmon tacos with mango salsa.

“Easy Salmon Tacos made with pan seared salmon served on corn tortillas with mango salsa and chipotle ranch. I like to serve them with lime wedges, fresh chopped cilantro, and slaw.” – Beth