Disney’s French Fried Ice Cream

For years I have desired to have French Fried Ice Cream like I used to get when we visited the Disney Inn.  The Disney Inn became Shades Of Green.  Shades Of Green is a military resort on the Disney World property.

A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to make a real nice dinner for our anniversary.  A fresh garden salad was served.  I made a main course of Crab Meat Ravioli which comes from Tangaroa Terrace at the Polynesian Resort.  An accompanyment of Garlic bread was also available.  I made a dessert of French Fried Ice Cream.

Notes:

  • I made the fresh pasta dough, and formed them with a ravioli/pierogi form that we had.
  • I used a deep frier for the French Fried Ice Cream.

We ate these for our anniversary, and then I made it again a few days later when my uncle came up to visit.  No one seemed to have any problems with the food.  My uncle actually had a second serving so it must not have been that bad.

Here is the recipe for the Crab Meat Ravioli

  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup minced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup white sauce (additional recipe)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt
  • pepper

Here is the recipe for French Fried Ice Cream…

(Yield: 4 servings)

  • 1 pt Vanilla (or any flavor) ice cream
  • 2 Egg whites (divided)
  • 3 tbsp Almond paste (3 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • Vegetable oil or fat
  • Peach halves (fresh or canned)
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • chopped walnuts
  • mint leaves
  • 4 10 inch flour tortillas
  • Vanilla sauce (as follows)

——————————-VANILLA SAUCE——————————-

  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream

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Eating In Disney World

Here is some information to take into consideration when you visit Disney World, and dining is about to come into play.  These are all things that we practice when vacationing with the mouse.

When planning your vacation make sure to book any desired meals well in advance.  Most restaurants book up quickly, and during PEAK times the dining is sometimes even harder to work with.  Check out the Disney dining system by CLICKING HERE.

If you are going into the parks for a day take some small food with you so that you can snack and not have to purchase as much while in the parks.  We go out to the Super WalMart when we get to Florida and we purchase some food that our diet supplements out like candies, and ready made lunches.  We take them into the parks, and eat them as necessary to save some cash.

Weigh out the cost of eating individual meals without a dining plan.  Calculate one of the cheaper locations in WDW, and then calculate what the dining plan would cost instead.  9 times out of 10 the dining plan will work out more feasible.

If you are in a DVC room, or any room that has refrigerator, microwave, etc., then leave the park at peak hours, and go back to your room to eat.

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Downtown Disney T-Rex Review

While in Orlando, Florida we were offered to visit the T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney.  When staying on Disney grounds it is a very convenient place to eat because you can take Disney transportation there.  Even when staying off grounds it is easily accessible by going to Downtown Disney.  When the restaurant first opened we ate there, but from what I have observed in life service always changes from the opening experience.  We were seated in the Ice Cave Room.  The room looks like a ice cave, and at different times during the show that goes on throughout the restaurant the ice turns red.  There are very life-sized animatronics of dinosaurs throughout the restaurant.  The restaurant does have a lot of noises that go on while you are there.

I got the Giganto-Saurus Burger.  Wife, brother, and his girlfriend got the Guac-A-Saurus Burger.  Our little one got the Pork-A-Saurus Panini.  From the time our order was taken our meals were out to us in @18 minutes.  Our little one got a Discovery Blast which is a drink in a light-up cup, and she got the upgrade to make it a smoothie for $2 additional.  The server, Taryn, was very polite, knowledgable, and hospitable.  When we ordered we didn’t know that fries or mushrooms cost additional.  We found this out when the check came.  At the end of dinner we had the chocolate extinction.  Manager Max checked in on us throughout the meal, as the managers do at most restaurants.

Here is a PDF copy of the menu from the Orlando location.  CLICK HERE

Gigantosaurus Burger – A true carnivore’s delight. A second 100% beef patty added to the Bronto Burger with your choice of cheese. $16.99

Guac-asaurus Burger – A 100% beef patty with guacomole, a fried onion ring, pickles, lettuce, tomato, Pepper Jack cheese, and crispy bacon $14.49

Pork-asaurus Panini – smoke pulled pork simmered in BBQ sauce, served on a toasted bun with an onion ring and cole slaw $14.99

Discovery Blast – a non-alcoholic frozen blend of fruit layers in a bone-chilling glass that’s yours to keep $4.99

The Ultimate Prehistoric Smoothie – create your ultimate smoothie, blended with nonfat yogurt and topped with whipped cream. With two treats: $5.99 With three treats: $6.99
Select your treats: Butterfinger, M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Fresh Bananas, Strawberries, Chocolate Syrup, and Oreo cookies

Chocolate Extinction – A gigantic portion of chocolate fudge cake served with ice cream, fresh whipped cream drizzled with fudge and caramel sauces and sprinkled with Butterfinger crumbs. Enough for two or more. $14.99

Also located in the building is a Build A Dino by Build A Bear.  There is no other way to complete a dinosaur experience except by the kids enjoying making their own dinosaur the same way they build bears at Build A Bear.

The food tasted good, and the service was prompt.  We would definitelly eat there again based on this experience.

For additional savings you can become a member of the Safari Club.  There are 2 locations for T-Rex one in Orlando, and the other being Kansas City.

I would definitelly recommend this experience to anyone that has children, or likes dining with atmosphere.

We were given the opportunity to review the staff, food, and the facility.  In no way was this review effected by this opportunity.

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Disney World Dining From Your Cell Phone

Making dining reservations in Disney World has just gotten a bit easier.  There is no download of an app necessary.  All you have to do is navigate to http://disneyworld.com/dining from your internet based smartphone, and you will get a very easy to use dining planner.  If you have a Droid, or an IPhone, then you can currently use this feature.  Blackberry users will have to wait a bit, as that part isn’t finished yet.

There are many different ways you can search with this tool.  Give it a try and see how easy it is.

For those of you still in the “Stone Phone Age” just call 407-WDW-DINE to make your reservations.

I tried it from my Droid, and it is very easy to use.

Here is a screenshot from the IPhone version.

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Raglan Road Expands Lunch Offerings

Downtown Disney is home to Raglan Road.  The restaurant is very nice, and I had the opportunity to eat there a few years back.  I haven’t been there since, but wouldn’t mind going at it again.  Recently Raglan Road added a “Flat Bread” section to their lunch menu.  Lunch is available from 11am to 3pm daily.  For those watching their calories, and such please keep in mind that this is probably not meant for those using a quick weight loss product.

Fresh baked Flatbreads $12

 

Sliced Banger
– Guiness and onion infused pork sausage, caramelized red onion, grape tomatoes and Dubliner cheese.

Peppers and Goat Cheese
– Roasted baby peppers, goat cheese and grape tomatoes.

BBQ Chicken
– Grilled chicken breast with goats cheese, tomatoes red onion in Guiness BBQ sauce.

Salmon and Goats Cheese
– Salmon, goats cheese, grape tomatoes, chive dressing and watercress.

Irish Bacon and Cabbage
– Honey and whiskey-glazed Irish Bacon, sauteed cabbage, Dubliner cheddar cheese and diced potatoes.

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