“Our fate lives within us…you only have to be brave enough to see it.”
Last weeks family movie night was Brave. Bella had gone through a period where this was a favorite but she stopped watching it. Ava was really into it though. I honestly have mixed feelings about this one. I love that it is a movie that teaches girls to stand up for themselves and that they don’t have to fit into a certain type of mold, however I do not like her attitude toward her mother at the beginning of the movie. But of course like all Disney movies it has a great ending and all is well.
For our menu we had:
- Queen Elinor’s Fresh Caught Salmon
- Maudie’s Mashed Potatoes
- Merida’s Arrows (oven roasted asparagus)
- Witch’s Brew (Green Hawaiian Punch)
- The Triplet’s Empire Bisquits
Bella is actually a huge fan of Salmon and so she loved this dinner. I was also really surprised to find she really liked the asparagus and ate that as well. For the Salmon we just cooked it on the griddle, mine and the girls was topped with a Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning and Spencer’s was topped with Cajun seasoning.
I also attempted to make the little cakes you see throughout the movie that the triplets keep eating. Apparently they are called Empire Biscuits and are a popular Scottish sweet. At least that’s what I read. Bella and I were huge fans of them, Spencer and Ava not so much. Its ok that just meant more for me and Bella. The only things I had problems with were the shape wasn’t as pretty as the ones in the movie and my frosting wasn’t thick enough to show. I also used a strawberry jam on top instead of the cherry drops it calls for. I’m just not a cherry fan. But they were still pretty dang delicious.