Have a Disney date night meal with a little ingenuity and a bit of magic

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

The wonderful thing about Disney movies are that they’re full of magic and hope and dreams, and everyone has one Disney movie they will never grow out off.

Go the distance and treat your special someone to a Disney-themed dinner, where you only need the bare necessities. Whether you’re escaping your evil stepmother or finding your true love, these dinners are sure to fit right in. So be our guest, open your Netflix, put on your favorite Disney movie and enter a whole new world on date night.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SOUFFLÉ

From The Kitschy Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 extra large eggs
  • 2 1/3 grated Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour, stirring for 1 minute.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of milk at a time, whisking to combine. Take off the heat and add salt and pepper.
  4. Add the eggs, cheese and chives to the white sauce and combine well. Pour into a buttered dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. The soufflé will be puffy and well browned on the top when done. 

 

RATATOUILLE’S RATATOUILLE

From One Sweet Appetite

Ingredients:

  • One-half of an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1 small eggplant, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together your tomato sauce, onion and garlic. Spread at the bottom of a 9-inch-square pan.
  3. In a dish, line all the chopped vegetables. Start from the outside and make your way in. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper.
  4. Cover vegetables with a piece of parchment paper slide just inside your baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. 

 

PHIL’S FRIED EGG FROM HERCULES

From Top with Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of toast

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, melt the coconut oil.
  2. Separate the yolks from the whites of the eggs.
  3. In a pan, pour in the egg whites and cook for about a minute, and then place the yolk on top of the whites.
  4. Cook until the yolk is bound to the white.
  5. Serve with toast and other breakfast sides.
Bailey Brouwer is an intern at Flavor 574 and is currently a student at Elkhart Memorial High School.
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