Food ‘n Flix: Lady and the Tramp Roundup

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“Aha, okay. Hey, Joe! Butch-a he say he wants-a two spaghetti speciale, heavy on the meats-a ball.”

It’s the end of February, which means it’s time for another Food ‘n Flix roundup! This month we visited an old Disney classic, watching two sweet love birds (or um, love dogs) eat meatballs. What we also learned this month, is that this movie had WAY more food references than just meatballs! Honestly, when I chose this movie for us to watch I was expecting a post full of meatballs. It’s the image we all know when we think of this movie. But this movie inspired so many more dishes! Yes, we did get some delicious looking meatballs, but we also saw some other things that Lady and Tramp would have enjoyed.

If you want to play with all of us Food ‘n Flixers, make sure you go by What’s On The List? within the next few days for the info. But I’ll clue you in. The movie next month is the 1952 movie, The Quiet Man.

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Kimberly from Coffee and Casseroles made the first dish this month, Potato Salad with Sauteed Cabbage and Onions. Though Kimberly would have told Lady not to go out with Tramp, the dish she made was based on a scene where Tramp protected Lady from the wild hounds. In this scene barrels of potatoes and cabbage are knocked over. I love where Kimberly went with this! Way to look outside the box!

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Our next submission came from Amy at Amy’s Cooking Adventures. Amy shared Star Sweeper Cookies with us as well as with her Angel Wings Wednesday. Amy made these beautiful cookies for the baby shower for Jim Dear and Darling’s newborn son. These cookies are also for Amy’s daughter, Sarah Catherine, her star sweeper. These cookies show just how deeply a movie can pull at our emotions and how we can find peace in even a Disney movie.

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The first meatball dish for this movie came from Caroline at Caroline Makes who shared these yummy looking Oven Baked Meatballs. Based on the iconic scene from the movie, Caroline made some meatballs! Though when she was younger she thought Lady and Tramp kissing was icky, I wonder if she got to enjoy the plate of spaghetti with a someone special! 😉

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Wendy from A Day In The Life On The Farm made a bowl of Beef Bones Vegetable Soup. Wendy took her inspiration from the bones Tramp would get from Tony – which makes sense because Tramp is a dog and dogs do like bones! This soup looks like it would warm anyone up – including scruffy ol’ Tramp!

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We do have more meatballs! Debbie from The Friday Friends joined us this month with Spaghetti and Meatballs using a special ingredient sauce! Debbie got the recipe for this sauce from her friend Laura. The secret of this sauce is the two spoonfuls of sugar in it! Debbie not only paid tribute to Lady and Tramp with this dish, but to her friend Laura also. Taken from one of the recipes in her “Friday Friend Cookbook,” Debbie took the time to tell us all about her dear friend in this post!

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Wendy wasn’t the only one inspired by the idea of bones! Evelyne from Cheap Ethnic Eatz served up Chicken Beef Bone Broth. Inspired by a dog’s favorite meal, Evelyne used bones instead of throwing them out. Bending the rules, she combined beef and chicken bones to make this delicious looking broth. On top of the Disney inspiration, Evelyne read that bone broth can benefit someone with acid reflux. Hopefully this delicious looking broth helped Evelyne’s gut!

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For really not being a foodie movie, this movie really did inspire a wide array of foods. Heather from girlichef shared Chop Suey. Though a noodle dish, this is not the type of noodle dish many of us initially thought the movie would inspire! Before Darling had her baby, she was having some pregnancy cravings. She sent Jim Dear out at 3 a.m. to get some watermelon. As he’s walking down the stairs with his rainboots on, Darling calls down the stairs for him to pick up some chop suey too. I’m sure this dish would satisfy Darling’s pregnancy cravings!

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The next entry takes us back to the iconic spaghetti and meatball scene. Debra from Eliot’s Eats served up a plate of a classic Spaghetti and Meatballs. This classic dish looks exactly like what Lady and Tramp enjoyed and ended up kissing to.

img_9640Me next! I made Wiener Schnitzel. Though this month’s pick was emotionally draining for me due to the loss of my dog, I made a dish that I love (and therefore my dog loved.) Tramp explained to Lady that the Schultzes made him wiener schnitzel once a week. I decided to make this for the well fed Tramp and for my well fed Mozart (who is now running in doggy heaven.)

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Taking a different inspiration, Deb from Kahakai Kitchen came up with these lovely Deconstructed Tiramisu. Doubly inspired by the Italian dinner and the need for a lovely, romantic dessert and by Lady’s name and the use of lady fingers in this dish, Deb came up with the perfect dessert for these pups. No chocolate included . . . well, unless you’re not a dog, then you can have some.

Pasta9b-1Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla ends this roundup for us on a super goofy note with  Linguine Alle Noce. Actually, the recipe isn’t silly at all. Instead, Camilla was ambitious and made the linguine from scratch. But look at how invested her boys are in this photoshoot! 😛

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And with that, we end another strong month of Food ‘n Flix! Can I say how impressed I am that we got 11 entries! That’s some wonderful participation. Next month we won’t be in the world of Disney anymore. I’ve never seen The Quiet Man, but let’s see what type of inspiration it gives us in our kitchens for March!

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Wiener Schnitzel

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I’ve been the worst about updating lately. But if anything can draw me back in, it’s Food ‘n Flix. It helps that I was hosting this month, it gave me incentive to think about it early. It may still have taken me ALL month to make the dish, but at least I finally did it.

I expect to participate in next month’s movie too – you all better hold me to it.

This month’s movie, that yours truly hosted, was Lady and the Tramp! I haven’t seen this movie in forever, so I had forgotten how much actual food references there are besides the spaghetti and meatballs. We all know that scene. And frankly, I was expecting that I was going to make spaghetti and meatballs. But then I watched the movie . . . and I didn’t. Because Tramp mentioned wiener schnitzel and my heart couldn’t say no.

Tramp tells Lady about all the food he gets from around the neighborhood. The Schultzes feed him wiener schnitzel on Mondays, The O’Briens give him corned beef on Tuesdays. Doggy sure eats well!

Now to add some sadness to my post.

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I would have made dog treats.

As I was watching this movie that kept jumping into my head: I SHOULD MAKE MOZART DOG TREATS!
Mozart, my 11 year old beagle died in January after a several month battle with bladder cancer. He was my first ‘real’ pet, if you exclude the finches, the goldfish, and the hamsters we had. He was the first pet not in a cage that could cuddle with me in bed. He was such a good dog and a good friend and it’s weird in a world where there is no Mozart the beagle.

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Had Mozart not died, I would have made him dog treats and tried to find a way to tie them into the spaghetti and meatballs of the movie.

Alas, there is no dog to make treats for anymore. And my cats don’t really eat treats (though it would have been fun to pick up on the Siamese cats from the movie!)

In the end, I made wiener schnitzel. There used to be a wonderful wiener schnitzel restaurant in San Francisco that I loved to go to (called Schnitzel Haus.) At one point the ownership changed and wasn’t quite as good – I’m not sure if the place even still exists now. I love wiener schnitzel. I could eat it all day every day for the rest of my life. If I had to pick a last meal, it would be wiener schnitzel.

And Mozart would eat anything off my plate, so he definitely had his share of wiener schnitzel!

Wiener Schnitzel
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Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
juice from one lemon
1 tbsp heavy cream
1 cup bread crumbs
4 pork cutlets
1 cup vegetable oil for frying
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. In one shallow pan, fill it with the flour. In another shallow pan, mix together lemon juice, eggs, and heavy cream. In a final shallow pan, fill with the bread crumbs.

2. Season the pork with salt and pepper on both sides. Using tongs, dredge the pork in the flour. Then dunk the pork in the egg mixture. Let the mixture drip off. Finally, cover with the bread crumbs. Place on a sheet covered in parchment paper for 15 minutes to let dry out.

3. In a cast iron skillet heat up your oil. To see if your oil is hot enough, drip some water in it. If it sizzles, you’re ready to go! Place your pork in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Once it’s cooked on both sides, remove to a plate covered in paper towels to let the grease soak off.

* serves 4

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Announcing Food ‘n Flix for February: Lady and the Tramp

Welcome to another month of Food ‘n Flix! I’ve been having some trouble keeping up with the movie every month (I always watch it… It’s about making it!) Hopefully hosting this month will break me of that.

This month we’re watching Lady and the Tramp. I picked the movie because: 1. I love Disney. 2. I love spaghetti. and 3. It’s Valentine’s Day this month. Since this movie is a romantic Disney movie about puppy love (hehe,) it seemed to be the best choice!

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Whether you want to make spaghetti and meatballs, or take another approach with this movie, I’d love to see what this classic Disney movie inspires you to make!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOD N’ FLIX:

1. Watch the chosen film (Lady and the Tramp). Using the film as your inspiration, use your culinary skills to create something.

2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to this post and post a link to Food ‘n Flix. You can use the Food ‘n Flix logo if you wish!

3. Your post must be current (during the month of February). The post may be linked to other events. The more the merrier!

4. Have fun with it!

5. Email me at elizabeth@crabtech.net by the deadline and include the following:
a. Your Name
b. Your Blog’s Name an URL
c. The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you’re submitting
d. Attach a photo of your dish (or give me permission to pull one from your post)
e. Indicate “Food ‘n Flix” in the subject line of your email

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 26, 2015
I will try to have the post up on February 28!