It has been quite a while since our last Disney Dinner & A Movie Night. Last year, when we stayed at home and avoided contact with the outside world (haha), it was much easier to put these dinners together. But, as things have returned to “normal” and life has gotten busier, we have put our movie nights on the back burner. Last Friday, I decided to do something fun, so I quickly threw a movie night together, only using things that I had on hand in our house. Brooklyn had never seen the movie Tangled before, and it’s one of my favorites, so that’s what we decided to watch.
The movie Tangled tells the story of Rapunzel, who has been locked away in a tower her whole life. The evil woman who has locked her there uses Rapunzel’s magical long hair to keep her young. With the help of Flynn Rider, Rapunzel escapes her tower and finds out who she truly is. Tangled is truly one of the best Disney movies (better than Frozen, sorry), and I was so excited to share this movie with Brooklyn.
I searched Pinterest for some cute dinner inspiration, but I decided to make one of our favorite meals, Fettuccine Alfredo because I wanted to use things I had on hand. The Alfredo recipe that I used is my grandma’s homemade recipe, and it is so good! Rather than use fettuccine pasta, I opted for Angel Hair pasta which reminded me of Rapunzel’s hair in the film. I also cut some bell peppers into the shape of flowers and added them to the pasta (just like the flowers braided into Rapunzel’s hair in the movie). I also threw together a salad to go along with our pasta.
For a side, I made a really simple garlic bread recipe (once again, from things that I had on hand haha), and it reminded me of the Sundrop Flower from the movie. To make this, I used Pillsbury Pizza Crust, softened butter, garlic powder, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese. I mixed the softened butter, garlic powder, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese and spread a thin layer on one side of the pizza crust, and then I folded the pizza crust in half. I cut the garlicky dough into a circle, then cut, twisted, and baked the dough. It came out looking like a Sundrop Flower and tasted delicious!
If there is one thing most people recognize from the movie Tangled, it’s Rapunzel’s frying pan (aka weapon of choice). I knew that I had to incorporate a frying pan into our dinner, so I made a Skillet Cookie for dessert. I followed the same cookie recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and I just baked the cookie in a frying pan. Once the cookie was baked and cooled, I topped it with vanilla ice cream, and my family scarfed it down. It might have been our favorite part of the whole meal.
Having another Disney Dinner & A Movie Night reminded me of why I love them so much! It was so nice to eat an easy yet magical meal together as a family, enjoy a movie and unwind from the week. I plan on doing our movie nights more frequently, and I can’t wait to share when I do!
Sending love and magic.