50s Prime Time Burgers

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A couple of weeks ago I printed off an Eat at Home Meal Plan that included 50s Prime Time Meatloaf.  I love that meatloaf, but I really wanted to grill out instead.

Thankfully, I realized that the meatloaf recipe would make fantastic burgers!  I adapted it by skipping the bread crumbs and eggs, but using the rest of the ingredients.  It made wonderful burgers that had lots of flavor and were very moist.

I chose to top the burgers with white American cheese.  That was really good, but I think next time I’ll try cheddar instead.

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Hot Fudge and Peanut Butter Sauce Sundaes aka Mini No Way Jose Sundaes from Disney’s Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose Sundaes

 

I have wanted to make these sundaes forever.  Ever since I first saw a photo of a No Way Jose Sundae from Disney’s Beaches and Cream.

Have you seen what those look like?

I’ve never had one.  I’ve never even been to Beaches and Cream restaurant.  But the sundaes!  Oh my!  They are huge and running over with hot fudge and peanut butter sauce.

There’s no way I could eat an entire No Way Jose.

So I decided to make a mini version.  I left off the whipped cream and the other extras.  Believe me – it was rich enough without those!

This is more method than recipe, but I did make the peanut butter sauce.  I guess you can call it “from scratch”.  Two ingredients and you stir and warm.  Pretty easy!

I used store-bought vanilla ice cream and store-bought hot fudge.  The peanut butter topping is a little like peanut butter magic shell.  It hardens a bit when it hits the cold ice cream.  It reminded us a little of the texture of peanut butter in our favorite Homemade Brand Peanut Butter and Chip ice cream.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Karo syrup or honey

Instructions

  1. Stir together.
  2. Warm in microwave.
  3. Serve over ice cream.

Recipe Notes

You don't have to measure this. Dip out a large spoonful of peanut butter. Add a big squirt of Karo or honey. Close enough!

 

Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I am so excited with how this Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding turned out!

Several years ago, we ate at ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World. They have a dessert there that is amazing.  It’s warm bread pudding, topped with bananas foster sauce with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream over the top of it all.   I love anything with bananas foster, so I knew I would love their bread pudding.

Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

 

I think this turned out very close in taste to the original.  Like I said, it has been a few years since I’ve eaten there but this does taste like I remember.

That’s one reason that I’m excited about this recipe.  I always love anything that reminds me of Disney!  Another reason to love this is that it’s so easy to make.

You can find the original recipe that ‘Ohana uses here.  I not only changed it for the slow cooker, but I simplified it and, I think, made it even better.

Instead of using ‘Ohana breakfast bread, I used French bread.  I still wanted the flavor of coconut and pineapple to come through (which comes from the breakfast bread in the original recipe).  To accomplish this, I changed part of the milk out for coconut milk and used crushed pineapple, along with the juice.

Also, instead of buying rum and attempting to flambé it, I used rum extract.  It’s simple and makes the sauce taste fantastic.

The other thing I’m very happy with in this recipe is the cook time.  This one can cook on low for 6-8 hours.  That sets it apart from many other slow cooker desserts, which have a much shorter cooking time.

The sauce does get cooked separately on the stove top, but it’s very quick to make.

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9 Walt Disney World Recipes to Make at Home and Sponsor Spotlight

7 disney world recipes to make at home

 

I shared this post of 7 Disney World Recipes to Make at Home a while back.  (Look how little my baby is!)  This photo was taken in Minnie’s House in the old Tune Town section of Magic Kingdom.  Can you even tour Minnie and Mickey’s houses anymore?  I’ve lost track of what happened to them when they started the Fantasyland expansion.

Since this post in May of last year, I’ve added two other taste of Disney recipes.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshakes from 50s Prime Time Cafe are a new favorite for us.  Yum!

Strawberry Soup is super delish!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake Recipe from Disney World

I have wanted to try PB&J milkshakes forever.  Of course, I’d like to have a chance to try them in their “home” at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios.  But since that hasn’t happened, making them at home is a great way to get a little taste of Disney.

If you’ve read this blog very long at all, you know I love all things peanut butter and jelly.  Even so, these milkshakes do sound a little strange.  But they don’t taste like blending a sandwich into your shake (which is a bit what they sound like).

They taste like a vanilla shake with a good amount of peanut butter smoothed in and a hint of jelly.  I think the amount of jelly could even be increased for my taste.

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African Pulled Beef Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker with Yogurt-Mint Sauce

Part of my family is heading to Disney World in a couple weeks.  Because I’m in the group going, I can’t seem to stay away from the Disney stuff.  That means I’ve been avidly reading the Disney Food Blog.  Disney and food are two of my favorite things.

The other day, I ran across this review of a new sandwich found in Animal Kingdom.  I knew I had to try to create this!  Of course, I have no idea what it tastes like, other than the way it is described in the post.  Maybe I’ll get to sample the real deal while I’m there, so I can compare my version and Disney’s.

However, I have to say that the review was a great inspiration.  My version turned out full of flavor and tender.  My family loved it too.  And the fact that it uses the slow cooker is a bonus.  There’s just enough spice to make it interesting and give the meat a lot of flavor, yet it’s not burn-your-tongue hot.

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Vacation Food – What We Ate and How We Packed It to Disney World

disney candy apples

Aren’t those the cutest candy apples?  We chose other things in this bakery, but I couldn’t resist taking a picture of these.

We were blessed to be able to take a family vacation to Disney World a few weeks ago.  The first part of our trip was spent with just the 6 of us in a rented townhouse.  For the second half, my parents and sister’s family joined us and we moved to an off-site pool home.  Renting the homes is one of the ways we keep the costs down.  (It also makes for a relaxing vacation.)

Another way we keep the budget under control is by taking our own food.

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