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Family Movie Night Dinner – Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Family Movie Night Dinner - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Yellow Loop. Today we are sharing ideas for Disney movie nights.


What better food for a Snow White family movie night than traditional Bavarian dishes just like the dwarves would have dined on?  The country in which Snow White is set in is unclear but the belief is that it is in Germany. Disney’s Snow White is based on Brother Grimm’s adaption, who are German writers and are thought to have based this fairy tale in Germany.

My husband and I traveled through Bavaria about a year and a half ago and noted how much the little villages looked “Disney” to us. It’s obvious that Fantasyland at Disneyland was heavily influenced by Bavarian culture.

Traditional German dishes are heavy on the meats. On our trip to Munich, we dined on freshly baked soft pretzels, weisswurst (white sausage) and sweet mustard. With a pint of beer, of course. And that was for breakfast!

Themed Family  Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White

This apple struedel we shared in Germany was just heavenly. I wanted to create a Bavarian feel for our Snow White family movie night and looked online for traditional German foods that would be appealing to our kids.

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Main Dish – German Beef Stew

To kick off our Snow White movie night, I decided to make a Pichelsteiner. This is a German stew that contains several kinds of meats and vegetables. Perhaps that’s what Snow White was preparing for the dwarfs in the large pot? I used my Dutch oven, not quite as rustic as the dwarfs giant pot in the fireplace!

Themed Family Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The traditional recipes I found contained shoulder of lamb, beef chuck, veal and pork which would be quite a heavy dish for my family, who are unaccustomed to dining on such rich meats. Fortunately Food.com had this recipe for a more simple stew.

Themed Family Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The stew went together quickly. After an hour of simmering it was ready to serve. I decided to make mine earlier in the day and then set in the fridge to let the flavors blend. I heated it up quickly at dinner time and mmmm, so tasty and homey…just like Snow White would have made!

Themed Family Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Dessert – Apple Crumble Pie

My very pregnant belly would not cooperate with me standing at the kitchen counter, rolling dough for an authentic strudel so I made an apple crumb pie instead. I used a pre-made bottom crust (I like Pillsbury pie crusts from the refrigerator case) and then followed a basic apple pie recipe for the filling. The topping is simply oatmeal, brown sugar, walnuts and some melted butter crumbled on top.

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No complaints from my family! Let’s just say that all these rich flavors certainly made my house smell warm and cozy, just like I imagine the little cottage in the woods did while Snow White was cooking!

The Main Feature

We ended the evening by watching our DVD of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. If you don’t already own it, it’s now available on Blu-Ray from Amazon (affiliate link).

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Disneyland Magical Moments – Princess Hugs and Kisses

Now that my “little guy” is ten, it’s been a while since he’s been interested in meeting Princesses. But Once Upon a Time, we ate at Ariel’s Grotto. This was a trip I took to Disney’s California Adventure with Ian and his older brother back in 2006.

Ariel's Grotto {Saving Up for Disney}

We started off fine, greeting Snow White and Mulan. But once the food arrived, for all it mattered to him those pesky princesses were getting in the way of his meal! Ian was not willing to give up his delicious lunch to pause for more than a few moments when the Princesses came to the table. Nearly every picture has him stuffing his face!

Can't pause for Princesses! Ariel's Grotto for lunch {Saving Up for Disney}

My favorite moment came with Cinderella. She knelt next to him and tried to get him to lay off the carrots and ranch for a bit so they could take a photo. Instead Ian generously offered a ranch-soaked carrot to Cinderella!

Offering Cinderella a carrot at Ariel's Grotton {Saving up for Disney}

She refused, naturally, looking at Ian’s older brother and offered some wry advice about silly little brothers. Cinderella handled the challenge with grace and I love the surprised look on her face when confronted with the carrot! This is one of my most favorite Disney memories.

Oh, little Brothers! Ariel's Grotto 2006 {Saving up for Disney}

“Little brothers sure can be challenge sometimes!”

Ariel's Grotto 2006 {Saving Up for Disney}

The meal closed with a visit from Ariel. Finally food-free, Ariel took her chance!

A kiss from Ariel - Ariel's Grotto 2006 {Saving Up for Disney}

Ian ended the meal with a smooch on the cheek from Ariel and a lipstick memento! What an excellent meal and as Ian proved, the food was as good as the company!