Disney Dinner and a Movie: ‘Bambi’

It’s been a while since I’ve done an installment of Disney Dinner and a Movie and to be honest, it’s mostly because I’ve done all the easy ones so far. However, let it not be said that I am a quitter as I continue on with more Disney-themed meals. Up next: Bambi! Bambi is a beloved classic and presents one of the saddest moments on the Disney screen. It’s all about spring, baby animals, and lots of herbivorous foods. Lucky for me, I’m vegan so I had some fun with this one. Check out below my interesting interpretation of a  Bambi meal.

I wanted to keep this meal very plant-based and very “forest friendly.” Thumper, the adorable bunny, says a cute little rhyme about eating greens to stay healthy so I went that route. I made a fresh salad with dandelion greens, red onions, citrus, and homemade vinaigrette. Dandelion greens can be very bitter but if you let them soak in the dressing for a little, it makes it so much better. Healthy and delicious!

For dessert I decided to make “bark”. Chocolate bark. Get it? It’s basically just chocolate melted down with whatever you want in it….nuts, dried fruit, etc. Easy and fun. I served it alongside some clover tea. Allegedly it’s good for you but I choose it because it matches the film. Either way, it works.

I’ll be the first one to admit that this may be my most underwhelming of Disney Dinner and a Movie blogs to date but considering the source material, I think I did pretty good. I’m happy to take suggestions for new blogs pairing disney films and food that I have yet to approach.