The Rescuers Movie Night

It’s #movienightfriday and we are doing a double feature of The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under, both on Disney +.

So we focused mostly on geography with this lesson. The first movie, The Rescuers, began in New York City and the Mice traveled to the Bayou of Lousiana. The Mice were part of a rescue aid society which was set up just like the United Nations.

This gave us a great lesson on politics and how foreign diplomacy works. There is a program for middle school, high school and college kids to participate in called Model UN. I do highly recommend it as you meet amazing people, travel to the United Nations and really get to see and work on projects. I participated in Model UN for 3 years in my own High school years.

Then with the second film, which was The Rescuers Down Under, the mice are back but now traveling to the Outback of Australia. So we mapped out where Australia is, what animals lived in the outback and made traditional Australian food along with tradition Louisanian food to full fill our menu.

We hope you enjoyed this lesson as much as we did.

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AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS CHICKEN GUMBO – Laura Fuentes

large bowl of chicken sausage gumbo with rice

“This New Orleans Chicken Gumbo recipe is one of the best bowls of gumbos you’re going to eat -with the exception of the one my mother-in-law makes.” – Laura

AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTA SANDWICH RECIPE – Laura Fuentes

image: Quarter of a Muffuletta Sandwich

Image text reads: New Orleans Muffuletta

“What would living in New Orleans be without a good muffuletta? I’m not sure, but I do not want to find out.” – Laura

NEW ORLEANS STUFFED SNOWBALLS – Laura Fuentes

New Orleans Stuffed Snowballs with Dreyer's Vanilla Ice Cream

“These New Orleans Stuffed Snowballs are a fun way to combat the summer heat!” – Laura

NEW ORLEANS FOOD TRUCK FRIES – Laura Feuntes

delicious homemade truck fries that are crispy, zesty, and baked!

“Do any of you daydream of fresh, hot French fries? On my trip to Austin, Texas, I indulged in the best fries from a food truck, and I have been dreaming of them ever since.” – Laura

Instant Pot Jambalaya – Ifoodreal

Instant Pot Jambalaya

“Instant Pot Jambalaya is a delicious one-pot meal with veggies sauteed in sausage drippings, tender chicken, rice, succulent shrimp, and lots of Cajun spice, seasonings, and flavor.” – Olena

Cajun Salmon Pasta – The Dizzy Cook

A salmon fillet on top of cajun pasta.

“This Cajun Salmon Pasta is a smoky, creamy pasta topped with a seared salmon fillet. Easy to make in under 20 minutes, it will be a new family favorite.” – Alicia

King Cake Recipe {Traditional Mardi Gras Dessert} – What a Girl Eats

King Cake dessert on a plate with Mardi Gras beads around it.

“King cake is a traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras dessert. It’s like a coffee cake with filling, colored sugar, and icing. This recipe for king cake is a must-have at any Mardi Gras party!” – Cynthia

A Taste Of New Orleans, Easy Homemade Beignets – What a Girl Eats

Easy Homemade Beignets Recipe | WhatAGirlEats.com

“Making homemade beignets is easy and so delicious! With this easy homemade beignets recipe, you can have a taste of a New Orleans classic food, at home!” – Cynthia

Australian Crunch Bars (with a Gluten Free Version) from the Bee’s Knees British Imports – Christina’s Cucina

Australian Crunch bars with a cup of tea

Australian Crunch Bars are not an Australian treat, but British. A lightly baked oat, cornflake and chocolate concoction will be welcomed with a cup of tea.” – Christina

Almond Bread (Australian Almond Biscuits or Biscotti) – Christina’s Cucina

Australian Almond Bread biscotti on a tray

Almond bread (almond biscotti) is Australian recipe which isn’t really a bread at all. They’d be better named as biscuits, biscotti or cookies, depending on where you live. Whatever you call them, they’re a crispy, nutty and tasty delight!” – Christina

Gumbo Recipe – The Forked Spoon

Large white bowl filled with seafood and sausage gumbo with white rice.

“This gumbo recipe is the perfect combination of Cajun spices mixed with juicy chicken, Andouille sausage, and fresh seafood swimming in a flavorful roux-based broth and served with a side of rice. So comforting and delicious, enjoy this classic New Orleans meal any time of year.” – Jessica

Jambalaya Recipe – The Forked Spoon

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