10 July 2009

Beth Doda's Column

Little Chef Disney Creations - Making Disney-Inspired Recipes at Home

Beth is the master mind behind the Magical Blogorail, the site showcases the 36 bloggers who write monthly about a particular topic for each loop. When she's not promoting the bloggers, she's working on her own site. A blog sharing how her family brings a little magic into their home between trips, as well as what she has learned over the years travelling to Walt Disney World with small children. Her love of Disney began when she was just four years old and her parents enrolled her into the Disney Book of the Month Club. She continues to carry on the tradition by reading those same books to her own children.

Before becoming a mom, Beth was an elementary school teacher and now is a full-time mom at home raising three adorable children and sharing her love of Disney with them. Being at home with her children gives her the opportunity to still teach. One way she does this is by getting them in the kitchen with her to create Disney-inspired recipes. She shares her recipes, including photos, of this wonderful dishes in her contribution "Little Chef Disney Creations". Beth gives step by step instructions of how you can create these wonderful dishes with your own children.

One of my favorite things about our Walt Disney World vacations is experiencing all the different dining options from character dining to signature dining and everything in between.  Before we countdown to our Disney vacation, we countdown to the day we can make advanced dining reservations, something all five of us take part in deciding.  Each experience has something memorable in itself, and we have plenty of favorites.  Our top family fun experience is Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness.  My first time at Hoop Dee Doo was as a teenager with my parents and brother.  Now we are a group of eleven, though soon to be twelve!  We love the show, the food and seeing my children’s faces as they play the washboard, twirl their napkins and clap along with every song.  A trip to Walt Disney World would not be complete without breakfast at Goofy’s Beach Club Character Breakfast at Cape May CafĂ©.  Combine the all you can eat buffet with the incredible character interaction and the relaxing atmosphere, and it is our traditional way of kicking off every Disney vacation we have taken since my son’s first trip in 2006.  For something a little more romantic, my husband and I make sure we have a “night out” in Disney, while my parents watch the kids.  We take full advantage of this and make sure we have a dinner at either California Grill at Contemporary Resort or Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge.  The sushi at California Grill is the best I have ever had, and I highly recommend the Yoshi Sushi Platter.  But Artist Point gets top honors for creating my most favorite dish on all of Disney property, the Smoky Portobello Mushroom Soup.  I have never tasted anything that caught my attention like this did.  Dining plays a special part in all our Disney vacations, from memorable family moments to romantic date nights.  I always look forward to my favorites, as well as trying out new experiences every trip.
Beth can be found at MagicalBlogorail.com and PursuingtheMagic.com, on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @disneymom2jhe and @MagBlogorail.
Little Chef Disney Creations - Disney-inspired Dishes

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this post, On our next trip I'm definitely putting Artist Point and California Grill on our list. We usually try a couple of new restaurants each time we go but with all our favorites it's hard to squeeze them all in...LOL

    Diane @Can Do It MOM

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