Disney Dinner and a Movie: ‘Frozen’
I don’t think there’s much I can say about Frozen that hasn’t been said already. Disney’s 2013 classic has broken records around the world and become its own cultural phenomena. It’s a classic fairy-tale twisted into a story about sisters, strength, and snow; Frozen will stay in Disney’s top accomplishments for many years to come. Since January is an especially cold month for me I decided this was the perfect time to make a meal based on Disney’s most popular movie.
Frozen takes place somewhere in Scandinavia so I turned to the trust world wide web to find some Scandinavian recipes. I came across this recipe for fig walnut bread and decided it looked delicious and boy was I right! It was pretty easy to make (more of a cake-like recipe than a bread one) and came out the perfect consistency. Whether you want to eat it for dessert, snack, or breakfast like I did, this sweet yet hearty bread will work perfectly.
For my entree I had only one choice: sandwiches! After doing some research (and remembering what I read in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) I found that open-faced sandwiches are quite popular in Scandinavia. Basically you make them using a single slice of bread with one or more food items on top. The typical Scandinavian version (known as smørbrød), is made with a slice of buttered bread and topped with meat or fish and a vegetable. For my own version I used whole wheat bread, vegan mayo, vegan Canadian bacon, cucumber, and tomato. That’s the great things about sandwiches; you can make them however you want!
For dessert I had an idea that would incorporate details from both sisters; chocolate ice cream. Ice cream to symbolize Elsa’s ice powers and chocolate because both of them love it so much. Using our brand new Dessert Bullet, we made chocolate “ice cream” with frozen bananas, vanilla extract, and carob powder. It tasted absolutely delicious and is a healthier and dairy-free version of ice cream. I topped the dish with these cute sparkly sprinkles I found at the grocery store and thought resembled ice. Voila! A frozen themed treat that you won’t feel guilty for eating.
I love writing this Disney Dinner and a Movie column because it not only gives me an excuse to rewatch Disney films, but it also a reason to explore new recipes from all over the world. This installment was no exception and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out. If you have reservations about trying something new; let it go!
Coming Soon: Disney Dinner and a Movie: Toy Story