Foodie Friday: Breakfast of Champions

Happy Foodie Friday everyone!

Every week on Friday I bring you a fun, delicious meal your kids could love! This week I’m bringing you the breakfast of champs to celebrate The Superbowl on Sunday! This recipe will be so easy and simple to whip up! Todays Recipe is the Breakfast of Champions Waffle Taco.

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Foodie Friday: Breakfast of Champions Waffle Tacos 

What you will need: 

  • Waffle/Pancake mix or frozen waffles
  • Eggs
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Maple Syrup

Instructions:

  1.  Fix the waffles Frozen of Made by the directions on the box. Set aside
  2. Mix eggs with Milk on a medium skillet until you’ve made scrambled eggs. Set aside
  3. On a separate skillet make Sausage or Bacon
  4. Take a Waffle, and fill the middle with eggs and Bacon/Sausage.
  5. Then Sprinkle some cheese on it
  6. Fold like a taco. If you made a lighter softer waffle use a toothpick to hold taco together
  7. Drizzle Maple syrup over the taco for extra fun!

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Like I said super simple and fun to eat breakfast, and I’m sure the kids will love the drizzle of maple syrup! Who do you think will win this year? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Foodie Friday: Kid Favorite Strawberry Shortcake

Well hello, beautiful people, its Foodie Friday, the day of the week where we make a delicious kid-friendly and kid-approved recipes and share it with you! As you can tell by the title this is going to be about a fruity treat!

Storytime: My parents took my brothers and me to the Florida Strawberry Festival one year, and of course what you get at the Florida Strawberry Festival is the Strawberry Shortcake! The Florida Strawberry Festival this year is from February 28th to March 10th, its jam-packed with lots of fun rides, some awesome concerts at night, some shopping, and most of all tons and tons of delicious food.

I wanted to get a head start on all of the yummy treats and make something special for the kids I knew they would love to make it and love to eat it. I can’t remember where I found this recipe but the kids and my husband sure do love it, and will always be something we can make together!

Foodie Friday: Strawberry Shortcake

Cook Time:1 hr 
Total Time:1 hr 40 minutes
Servings: 6

What you will Need

For the Shortcakes

  • 2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 1 Large egg

For the Filling

  • 6 Cups strawberries ( about 1 3/4 pounds),
  • hulled and halved or quartered
  • 1/4  Cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 Cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions 

 

  1. Make the shortcakes: Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pulse the flour, freeze-dried strawberries, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor until the strawberries are crushed. Add the butter and pulse until it is in pew sized pieces. Whisk the heavy cream and egg in a small bowl. Pulsing constantly, drizzle the cream mixture into the flour mixture; pulse until the dough comes together. Transfer to a medium bowl and knead 3 or 4 times.
  2. Scoop 6 balls of dough ( about 1/2 cup each) onto the prepared baking sheet using a measuring cup or Ice cream scoop, spacing the dough 2 to 3 inches apart. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly brush each ball of dough with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until a golden brown and toothpick inserted into the centers come out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Puree 2 cups strawberries in a blender until smooth. ( You should have about 1 cup puree) Toss the remaining 4 cups strawberries with the 1/2 cup of the strawberry puree, the granulated sugar, and lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Crush or finely chop the freeze-dried strawberries until powdery; transfer to a large bowl and add the heavy cream and confectioners sugar. Beat with a mixer on medium high speed untill stiff peeaks form. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. Gently fold in the remaining 1/2 cup strawberry puree. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Split each shortcake and fill with the strawberries and whipped cream.

It’s one heck of a recipe and it’s always a mess for us but I promise you it will not disappoint! We hope you enjoy, What are some favorite treats they have at a festival near you? Share in the comments below!

Foodie Friday: Kid Friendly Meatloaf

It’s Foodie Friday!  A new fun thing that will be happening every Friday here at Raising Lost Boys. I will be sharing some kind of delicious, fun, kid-friendly meals, snacks or desserts with you guys! I am truly excited to start this in hopes to help one of you find that perfect meal that your kids will love!

Todays Foodie Friday Recipe is none other than mouth-watering Meatloaf. I know what you’re thinking ” Jessica How will my kids love meatloaf?” Well, the answer is simple. Make it kid size. Read the recipe below to find out!

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Kid Friendly Meatloaf

Cook Time:40 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Servings 12 -18 Mini Meatloafs 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Fine Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Onion Really finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Ketchup for Topping
  • Muffin Tin

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl except the ground beef.
  • Let the mixture sit a few minutes so the breadcrumbs absorb some of the liquid.
  • Add the ground beef to the breadcrumb mixture and mix well.
  • Form into balls and place the balls in the greased muffin tin.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Add a sprinkle of Shredded Cheese to the top of each mini meatloaf and cook for additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Drizzle or Drench with ketchup (whichever your kids prefer)
  • And Serve and enjoy!

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The kids will love that the meatloaf is the perfect size just for them, and being covered in delicious cheese is just an added bonus! If you try this recipe let us know in the comments how your kids liked it!

Mickey Pumpkin Pie Pops

Food always tastes better if it’s shaped like Mickey, because you feel like you are there celebrating whatever it is with Mickey Mouse himself! I’ve been on a pumpkin everything kick and I’m not hating it. So the other night I decided to make us some Pumpkin Pie Mickey shaped pops. It was a huge hit with the boys! I’m actually thinking about making some for an upcoming PTO meeting if they will let me! I mean whats a better way to make a bunch of grumpy women who are exhausted smile? These treats turned out to be so delicious and extremely easy to make, I would imagine if you would find them at Disney they would definitely look and taste like these! Enjoy!
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Mickeys Pumpkin Pie Pop!

What you will need
Instructions
  1. Defrost the frozen pie crusts on the counter for about an hour.
  2. Roll flat with a rolling pin. Use a Mickey Mouse head cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  4. Combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl and mix well.
  5. On a parchment lined baking sheet or a silicone baking mat, set out half of the Mickey shapes.
  6. Brush the beaten egg over top of each of the entire Mickey shapes.
  7. Carefully press the lollipop stick into the pie dough, making sure it’s indented slightly into the dough. There should be at least 1 inch of lollipop stick pressed into the dough.
  8. Add a small spoonful of pumpkin mixture to the center of the Mickey, over the lollipop stick, being sure to leave at least half an inch of space around the outer edges of the pumpkin shape to seal it closed.
  9. Line up the other half of the Mickey shapes on top of the bottom pumpkin shape and the pumpkin mixture. Press the edges closed slightly with your fingers.
  10. Using a fork, press around the edges of the pumpkin shape to seal it completely.
  11. Brush the top of the pumpkins with the beaten egg.
  12. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

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Fall Bucket List

Fall is a wonderful time full of Pumpkin Spice everything, and cute fall colored cardigans. The normal fall things we do is lay around the house and watch Hocus Pocus, while of course, that is still something we will be doing this year I want to spice it up a little and do more Fall activities! Florida is probably one of the worst states when it comes to Fall because it never really happens here. So doing some of what we put on the list will hopefully make it feel a little more like Fall to us! Hope it does for you too! Enjoy.

Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies

The Fourth of July is just days away! When I think of this hoilday the first thing that comes to mid is the great people who are over seas and at home protecting us so we can live in this free country, but Disney wise i think of Captain America. I mean you cant get more patriotic then him! From his Suit, to his shelid it all just screams America! SO to celibrate our great nation in a Disney styled way I made Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies!!!
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What you will need:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food color
  • Blue mega M&M’s

    What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder & salt.
  3. In another mixer bowl with paddle attachment – beat butter until soft! (or use a Hand Mixer)
  4. Add sugar & beat until light & fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs one at a time – make sure you beat after each one.
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Add dry mixture & slowly beat in until combined all together.
  8. Remove half the dough & wrap in plastic wrap.
  9. Flatten out to 4×4″ piece &  refrigerate.
  10. With the rest of the dough beat in food color to your desired pigment. I added close to 40 drops of gel color to get this red.
  11. *Also- adding this much color will make your dough super sticky. You may want to coat hands in powdered sugar or flour for easier handling.
  12. Remove red dough & separate into 2 equal parts. Wrap with plastic & refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  13. After it has chilled – remove one of the red dough packs
  14. Place between 2 layers of parchment & roll our to a large rectangle
  15. Remove top layer of parchment & roll dough into a log. This will be your center!
  16. Wrap back up with parchment & put in freezer while you work with the next layer.
  17. Remove your white dough from refrigerator & roll out in the same way you did the first batch.
  18. Once you have a thin, even rectangle – place your red log on the white dough & roll into a larger log.
  19. Repeat these steps for the final red dough.
  20. When you are done you should have a large red log
  21. baking sheets with parchment paper
  22. Take the log & slice it into 1/4 inch rounds
  23. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart so you dont risk them touching
  24. Bake 9-11 minutes
  25. Right when you remove from oven – place your blue M&M’s in the center before the cookies cool down!

    If you enjoy cookies like my family does these will be a hit ! I hoep everyone have a amazing Fourth of July, Stay safe and smart! Also from my family to yours thank you too all our Service Men/ Women for protecting us.

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Maui’s in a Disney Park!

Okay Okay so he’s in Shanghai Disney Resort, but its a start right? The Demi God of the wind and sea from the movie Moana that came out in 2016, was pictured by Insatgram user Jessiiieowl. She stated on her post that Maui and the Chiefs Daughter Moana was in the new Summer Blast Castle Show in front of the beautiful Enchanted Storybook Castle.

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Photo Taken By: Jessiiieowl

 

There is no update on the Shanghai Disney Resort page if he will become a regular Character meet at the new park that opened up in June 2016. It is stated that the Stage show “Golden Fairytale Fare” that the Summer Blast Castle took the place of is currently undergoing maintenance.  There is also no update from Disney if Maui will becoming to the states at Disneyland Resort in Califormnia, or Walt Disney World in Orlando anytime soon.

We definitely have our fingers crossed that the Hero to all will becoming state side soon!  Do you like our Disney News Updates? Let us know, leave a comment below!

Jessica

Disney’s Monster’s Inc. Cake Jars

Bentley has always loved the movie “Monster’s Inc” and “Monsters University”. His first birthday was actually themed as Monsters Inc. Loving this movie, we decided to have a movie night, and I thought making some Monsters Inc. inspired food would be an awesome bonus.

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 What do you need:

Mason jars
Vanilla cake mix and recipe ingredients (water, oil, and eggs)
Vanilla frosting
Food coloring (neon green, neon blue, purple)
Small pastry bag and hairy icing tip

What to do :

CAKE JARS:
  • follow instructions on the cake box and make your cake mix.
  •  After you have your cake mix already separate cake mix into 3 bowlsTake you neon food coloring and mix in Blue into one bowl, Green into one bowl, and in your smallest bowl use purple food coloring.
4. Begin filling jars. For the Mike jar, fill jar halfway with green cake mix. For the Sulley jar, add a layer of blue cake mix, then add small drops of purple cake mix on the sides. Continue adding purple spots as you layer in blue cake mix. Do not fill more than halfway.
5. I baked mine for about 20 Minutes , but keep watch on them cause they can become brown on the bottom if you cook them too long.
6. Let cakes cool completely before icing.
7. For the Mike cake put a quarter dot of icing in the middle for the white of his eyes, and using the blue food coloring  make blue icing and  put a dime size dot on top of the white icing.
8. Making Sully use the pastry bag , put the rest of your blue icing in the bag and pipe the icing on the cake making it look like hair, or use a grass /hairy icing tip.
9. In a separate pastry bag using the purple icing repeat step 8.
10. Serve and enjoy!

Now if you have any cake mix left , make some cupcake with them! Just put the cake mix in cupcake liners , in cupcake pans the same way you did the mason jars (only fill half way) , bake for as long as the box says too and icing just like you did for the mason jars! Serve and Enjoy! These are even good for those mom who wants a snack on the go! Wont be disappointed.
Make them and tell me what you think! Leave a comment below!
Jessica


Disney’s ‘Ohana Resturant Breakfast Review

Disney is known for their characters dinning experiences all over the Parks and Disney Destinations. You can eat with anyone from Pooh and Tigger at The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom, Mickey, Pluto, Donald, and Goofy at Chef Mickey in the Contemporary  Resort , and even Cinderella and Her Prince Charming at the Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. This year I was lucky to eat breakfast with Lilo and Stitch, Mickey, and Pluto at ‘Ohana in the Polynesian Resort with my family! Here’s my review for the Character Breakfast.

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First off after a long morning of waiting in the bus line at the All-Star Sports Resort for an hour we finally had to take 2 Monorails over and made it to the beautiful Polynesian Resort. Take the bus to the Magic Kingdom ticket and car center, then hop on to the Monorail to Magic Kingdom, then jump on the Resort Monorail. When we got there they were a little behind and we were a little late, so it worked out for the both the hostess and our party of 10.

When we were seated our waitress Laura came and immediately said hello and told us that at ‘Ohana we are all cousins, family. Our Waitress and my mother got along great because both women had children who are Autistic so they instantly clicked!

You can chose between what assorted drinks they have or you can drink the delicious tropical drink they provide as part of the “family-style” dinning.

“family-style” dinning to us was perfect for our large party, basically its all you can eat for the whole family, so once you are done with one tray they bring out another. The menu for breakfast is short and sweet, and quickly served minutes after you are seated. Here’s the Menu.

Hua Paka (Scrambled Eggs),  Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes), Pua’a (Pork), and of course Mickey-shaped Waffles.

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 They also have Assorted Breakfast Breads (The bread was amazing)  and Seasonal Fruit.

Obviously you are not eating 5 star breakfast meals, but the food was quite filling for our trip to Animal Kingdom later on. The potato or “Uala Kahiki” were by far the best, they had a wonderful seasoning to them and were done. They serve the eggs scrambled which to me is how I like my eggs, but on the down side they were not fully cooked and a little soggy.

How character dinning works is while you’re eating the characters (in this case Lilo and Stitch, and Pluto) come to each table and take pictures and sign autographs. Now each character stay for around 5 minutes at each table, so if you want pictures you better be quick. Sometimes if you are there for a while you’ll see them twice. They also do a dance line and collect kids from their chairs and have them go around the restaurant with the characters and dance and have a little fun

The only thing I don’t like about character dinning is how fast they come and go, now i do understand they have to keep going to keep the pace up, but sometimes you want to play around with them and interact more then just a picture and autograph and bam their gone. Also another reason is because its so fast pace , its a tad bit crazy and unorganized at times, everyone’s standing up trying to get pictures with the characters. We had a photographer come and say we were next for Stitch to come see our family and then Pluto came up and Stitch completely skipped over our table.

Out of a rate scale of 5 , I’d have to give breakfast at ‘Ohana around a 3. They food wasn’t amazing but filling and endless. The characters were great for the 5 minutes we did get to interact and take photos with them. Id still do it all over gain just to see the look on my sons face when he saw Mickey.

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Thanks for reading! Whats your favorite character dinning experience ? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Jessica !

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