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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Cruise Eating

Disney Cruise food is excellent.  I am sure if you have been on a Disney Cruise that you know this as well.  There is always something good at your table, and the deck parties bring even more dangerous eating to the situation.  We leave for our cruise in @40 days.  While this is great we have all been concerned that we are going to come back looking like “Augustus” from Willy Wonka.  This concern comes because after cruising Disney 3+ times we know the kind of food that they serve, and how much we “CAN” eat.  We have decided that even though we are on vacation we will have to breakdown, and attempt to use the fitness center on the boat.  Here is how I plan on getting around all of this… I will make sure that my pre workout supplement consists of lots of good food, and I will just have to workout just a bit more to get it off after.

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Missing Disney Dining

For I don’t know how many years my family has been taking advantage of the Disney Dining Plan.  Next week when we go to Disney we aren’t going to be able to get the dining plan because we aren’t staying on grounds.  That is one thing that is a requirement in order to get the dining plan.  I haven’t figured out why Disney doesn’t do things similar to the other big parks that offer a meal plan for the day at the parks.  I can only imagine the money that they could be making.

Being that we aren’t eating in Disney I will not be as happy as usual because I enjoy good food, and Disney food is not something to be taken lightly.  We eat at 1900 Park Fare, Pepper Market, Coral Reef, and many other restaurants that only a good fat burner could help at.  We are going to be going to quite a few dinner shows, and I don’t believe they serve large portions of food, but I can’t say for sure until we get there.

When you eat in Disney do you enjoy the food, and do you feel that the portions of food are sizable enough?

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Disney Dream Dining

Being that we are going away in April 2011 on the Disney Dream we have been discussing with my brother about our dining plans.  We are both discussing when we want to do the Adult Only restaurants.  During none of our past cruises have we dined in the Adult Only restaurants.  Money, and also the fact that we don’t like to dress up played a key part in that.  Reading about the upcoming food makes me wonder if I can find appetite suppressants that work.

One of the biggest things that has changed with the dining system on the Disney Dream is that there are 2 dining times.  Based on the dining time that you have you are given a specific time to see the shows.  The main dining seating is at 5:45pm, and the second is at 8:15pm.  If you are on the 5:45pm time for dining, then you will be on the 9:00pm showtime.  If you are on the 8:15pm dining, then you will be on the 7:00pm showtime.  Either dining times can request to be on the 5:00pm showtime.

If you are traveling with others be sure to have your reservations linked so that you can be seated together.  The dining rotation will be through Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace, and Animators Palate.  When you get onboard the Dream your Key To The World card will show your dining rotation.  There is now an additional Adult Only dining in comparison to the other cruise ships of Disneys.  There is the original Palo,and then there is Remy.  Either one has a $15 per person charge.  Cabanas is another restaurant that serves breakfast, or lunch.  At dinner the restaurant transforms into a table service dining experience.

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