Well, I just sent a family to Universal for the weekend and seeing their joy and excitement reminds me why I chose to book these Disney and Univesal trips for people and I always pine to be there in the middle of it…but I shall have to wait until my little is out of school, May cannot get here soon enough!
So… one of my fav resorts in Disney is the Wilderness Lodge. This resort is themed for the Pacific Northwest and with a deep nod to Native American culture this feels like stepping into a whole new world. They have recently completed their pool renovations and the grounds are complete with pine, rabbits and all the details that make Disney number one.
Some of the extras that make this resort so special are the biking, fishing, archery and even the boat ride over to the Magic Kingdom because even though you may feel like you are in Washington State you are very near to Magic Kingdom!
The food here is down home themed and they even have their own dinner show similar to the Polynesian Laua.
I have included some recipes from my kitchen that are created in the theme of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge- see below.
Chicken Pot Pie~
This is like a big hug.
I use mainly organic ingredients but I use store bought pie crusts. There are some things that to me are just not worth doing by hand, but hey! If you know a great pie crust this will be even more spectacular!
6 chicken breasts.
1 cup each chopped carrot, celery, onion, peas
1 chopped clove garlic, 1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup olive oil
2 pie crusts
1 cup chicken stock
Cook the chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper in olive oil in pan.
Remove and add chopped veggies and garlic- cook for 10 til soft
then add flour mixing well- then add stock- stir again and then add milk.
cook for ten and add peas and chicken and fresh thyme.
Pour into pie crusts and top with other crust
Bake at 350 until golden brown.
This is served with my southern collards
Pot full of chopped collards, dollop of evoo, half on onion, 1 cup slaw mix- 2 tbsp organic chicken base and 1/4 water. Cook for one hour.
if this does not comfort you while nourishing your soul… then maybe you need my blueberry rice pudding for dessert.
1 cup fresh blueberries- 1 cup maple syrup
simmer berries in the syrup until they burst creating a blue syrup
mix with 4 cups cooke jasmine rice, 1/2 tsp salt
and 1/4 brown sugar.
For this recipe I use organic ingredients and the syrup from our maple trees in Highland County- The best!
I top the pudding off after its cooked on stove for 10 with a cup of oat milk.
sweeten more to your taste or add cinnamon or cardamom.
Love in a cup. I hug you with this meal.
You are the joy my dear… live like it.
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