Once upon a time, I worked in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom at the attraction Stitch’s Great Escape. Stitch’s Great Escape is now gone, but it was a once a somewhat terrifying show about Stitch escaping into a chamber with you; he would spit on you, tickle you, and burp a chili dog in your face. When I worked there, I couldn’t see the appeal of Stitch, he seemed like a nuisance, and I was so confused as to why people loved him so much. Then I saw the movie Lilo and Stitch.
If you have never seen the movie Lilo and Stitch, it’s a heartwarming story about a little girl and an alien who become friends, and then ‘ohana (family). Stitch does start as a nuisance, but at the end of the movie, we see him as a loving, caring, and cuddly member of Lilo’s family. Because my daughter loves all things cuddly, I thought she would like this movie!
When trying to decide what we should cook this week, my husband and I brainstormed a few dinner ideas, but we decided that breakfast would be the best choice for this movie. So instead of dinner last night, we had a Disney Breakfast this morning! If you visit the restaurant ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, they offer a “Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch.” This meal includes an all-you-can-eat skillet, and I decided to recreate it.
One thing that you will find in this skillet is Mickey Waffles. If you know me, I am obsessed with Mickey Waffles and have spent years trying to make these waffles at home. If you want to do the same, I have good news for you; I have finally figured out how to make Disney quality Mickey Waffles at home. The key is this waffle maker and Golden Malted Waffle Mix (which is apparently what Disney uses, but who knows). This combination makes the best Mickey Waffles!
Along with Mickey Waffles, the skillet at ‘Ohana includes scrambled eggs, roasted breakfast potatoes, sausage and bacon, and ours did too!
To go along with this breakfast, I also made the “Stitch Juice” that they serve at ‘Ohana. If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Juice, you might be familiar with POG Juice, Jungle Juice, or Liliko’i Juice (hint: they are all the same). This juice is a mix of passion fruit juice, orange juice, and guava juice, and it is delicious (it’s also amazing in a mimosa).
Our breakfast was so yummy, and my husband even said that our kitchen smelled like Disney’s Polynesian Resort. My daughter loved Lilo and Stitch, the Mickey Waffles, and she really loved dancing to the song Hawaiian Roller Coaster over and over.
It was so much fun having a Disney World inspired breakfast this week instead of dinner, and I can’t wait to do it again. I might have to try to recreate another Disney World meal for our next movie!
Sending love and magic.