Disney Dinner & A Movie Night: The Incredibles

After an incredible week of finally getting my Instagram account back, I felt the only appropriate movie to watch this week was The Incredibles. (Yes, you heard that right, I finally got it back. Make sure to follow my @minnievanmom Instagram account!)

The Incredibles is a Pixar movie about a family of superheroes. They are forced to hide their superpowers after the public becomes concerned, but they save the world in the end. Although my daughter has never seen The Incredibles, I knew she would love all of the superhero fun.

I decided to start our Friday with a fun activity, and I made a new sensory box for my daughter. To make this, I first soaked black, red, orange, and yellow water beads overnight on Thursday. On Friday morning, I poured all of the water beads into a large, flat plastic tub and added some of our Incredibles figurines. I then gave my daughter the option to play with her hands or with a pair of Incredibles gloves (she loved both ways).

This sensory box gave us hours of fun on Friday during the day (and while we watched our movie). She loved burying the figurines in the water beads and digging them out.

After playing with her sensory box all morning, my daughter took a nap, and when she woke up, I surprised her with her own Incredibles costume! Of course, the first thing she wanted to do was go outside and play in her “superhero clubhouse.” She had so much fun running around, being silly, and getting ready to watch The Incredibles. 

I thought long and hard about what I wanted to make for dinner, and my husband inspired me to make something I like to call “HONEY, WHERE IS MY SUPER SOUP?!” (just one of my favorite quotes from Frozone in the movie). My husband is on the keto diet, so I found this Creamy Taco Soup recipe from Gimme Delicious which is keto-friendly and really good. It’s cold outside, so it was nice to curl up with a warm bowl of soup to watch the movie. I also made an “incredible” topping bar for our soup.

Dessert is always important for our movie nights and I made something a little silly, “Brownies Edna Mode”. These brownies contain M&M’s and are topped with vanilla ice cream and a pair of chocolate glasses (that look similar to Edna Modes’ glasses in the movie). Below you will find the recipe for this delicious treat.

Brownies Edna Mode

Brownie Mix

M&Ms (red, yellow, orange and brown)

Vanilla Ice Cream

Melting Chocolate

Plastic Bag

Wax Paper

Start by mixing brownies according to the package and stir in some M&Ms. Bake the brownies according to the package.

While the brownies are baking, melt chocolate in the microwave. When the chocolate is melted, scoop into a plastic sandwich bag.

Make a tiny cut in the corner of the plastic bag and carefully pipe tiny chocolate glasses onto the wax paper (they don’t have to be perfect!).

Put the chocolate glasses in the freezer to set. Once brownies are done baking and cooled, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a pair of chocolate glasses. Enjoy!

I’m so glad we are back to doing our Disney Dinner & A Movie Nights again! We haven’t decided what we are doing next week, but I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Sending love and magic.

Mickey Halloween Chocolate Bark

Spooky season is officially here! I don’t know about you, but I love celebrating every holiday with exciting decorations, silly meals, and fun snacks. I am finally starting to decorate and prepare my home for Halloween, and today I wanted to share a cute and easy recipe for Mickey Halloween Chocolate Bark.

Last time I was at Disney World, I grabbed some bags of their Mickey Mouse pretzels and brought them home with me. I didn’t know what to use them for, but I realized they would be perfect for this treat. If you can’t find Mickey Mouse pretzels, have no fear, you can use any type of pretzel for this recipe!

Mickey Halloween Chocolate Bark

2 Baker’s Creamy Milk Chocolate Bars

1 Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bar

Candy Corn

Halloween Sprinkles

Pretzels

Start by breaking the milk chocolate bars into pieces and placing them in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between. Once the chocolate is completely melted, pour onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or a silicone baking dish (I used silicone, it made the chocolate removal much easier). Top with candy corn, sprinkles, and pretzels.

Set chocolate in your fridge for 30 minutes. Once the chocolate bark is set, remove from the refrigerator and cut or break into pieces. Melt white chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between. Once the white chocolate is completely melted, drizzle over cut chocolate bark. Return to the fridge and cool for another 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

This Mickey Halloween Chocolate Bark is the perfect Halloween treat for everyone! It is silly and yummy and makes me so excited for Halloween. I can’t wait to share even more spooky snacks and meals with you this month, so stay tuned.

Sending love and magic.