Our Favorite Food This Week: Tacos de Carne
Location: San Angel Inn Restaurante, Mexico, Epcot
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Today we take a look at a meal we had on our last visit to Epcot. I apologize for the pictures above, if you have ever been to or walked past San Angel Inn you know how dark it is in this area. The food tasted much better than my pictures 🙂 It’s actually been a few years since we have sat down for a meal here, but after this meal we will be adding it to our list of favorites. The meal starts with a round of crisp chips served with both Mild and Hot Salsa. Both were good, my wife preferred the mild while our son and I liked the hot better. Do you best to not fill up on these as we always do, because your tasty meal is next. Both my wife and I selected the Tacos de Carne these are Grilled New York strip on flour tortillas, topped with chipotle pepper sauce, scallions and avocado, served with rice and refried black beans. You get three of these taco’s filled with juicy grilled New York Strip. The taste and portion side were perfect for us and afterward we all discussed returning again. What’s your favorite meal at San Angel Inn?
Our Favorite Food This Week: Holiday Sandwich
Location: Holiday Eats & Treats, Epcot – Holiday’s around the World
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. The Holiday’s are over and here in Florida we have had our 1 or 2 days of “winter” weather, but I just couldn’t let the holidays go by without sharing this. My favorite selection at this years Holiday’s around the World was the Holiday Sandwich at the Holiday Eats & Treats booth. At first sight I didn’t think having all of Thanksgiving wrapped up in one sandwich would taste good, but they pulled it off. Yes this was a messy meal, but oh so good. The sandwich has cranberry bread , a large portion of moist turkey, along with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yep it is all there and oh so good, my wife and I split it as we wanted to try other things, but this could have easily been a meal on it’s own.
Though the Holidays are over and this sandwich is no longer served, if you find yourself in Disney Springs, be sure to stop by Earl of Sandwich for their version called the Holiday Turkey. This sandwich is turkey, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce & mayonnaise. mmmm mmmm
Epcot opens the first annual International Festival of the Arts today, this festival features many different arts including Broadway entertainment, and of course our favorite FOOD. This festival is short lived and will only be around till Feb 20, 2017 so hope you can make it to the parks to enjoy it.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Pizza
Location: PizzeRizzo, Hollywood Studios
Price: $9.45 (cheese) $9.99 (veggie, pepperoni) $10.69 (meat lovers)
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Happy New Year, I know it’s been awhile since we posted last, but we are back to bring you some of our favorite foods across the world for 2017. We open 2017 with a “newer” addition to Hollywood Studios, PizzeRizzo which has replaced one of our favorites, Pizza Planet. We were sad to see it go, but what good was it after they removed all the claw games.
PizzeRizzo opens in the same building as Pizza Planet but with many needed additions. The ordering and seating areas are now huge and are ready to help accommodate the overflow from the Star Wars areas of the park. The building is now set to to look closer to a New York style pizza place with an additional banquet hall on the second floor called, Rizzo’s Deluxe Supreme Banquet Hall, which appears to be hosting a wedding reception, with music provided by DJ Electric Mayhem. Be sure to head to the second floor to check it out.
As for the Pizza, this is the same pizza that was found at Pizza Planet. If you didn’t like the pizza then, you won’t like it now. Our family happens to enjoy this pizza over the flatbread style pizza that has been taking over many of the other counter service restaurants. No, it’s no Via Napoli, but if you are looking for a quick pizza fix in Hollywood Studios, PizzeRizzo fits the bill. And here is a tip if you don’t want the salad or are looking to save a few bucks, ask for just the pizza. The price on the menu includes a Cesar salad, but you can ask to just get the pizza and they shave a few bucks off the price. Also if you are in the parks at night check out the sign that says “The city‘s top rated pizza“. Some of the lights flicker and when they do it says “It’s Rat Pizza”.
What’s your favorite Pizza at the parks? Have a great 2017!!
Our Favorite Food This Week: Back to the Kitchen by Freddie Prinze Jr.
Location: Your local bookstore or online
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Today we are stepping away from the restaurant. Yes, I know, I’m not a huge cook either. I love the ease of walking into a restaurant and enjoying an amazing meal. When I do cook at home I don’t like to hit the store for a bunch of spices that I will only use once for this recipe, yep our cabinet is filled with these already. So as I signed up for a recent conference, attending a cook book discussion was not high on my list, until I read who had written the cookbook, Freddie Prinze Jr. First off, he is not a chef and hasn’t appeared on the iron chef or anything of the like. Second, our family was also a fan of him and his wife. Third, the description of the session said there would be FREE food. After reading that I had to sign up 🙂
As I sat through the session and listened to Freddie Prinze Jr. tell his stories and talk about how his family comes together to cook these recipes I began to feel that this cookbook might be a bit different than the others. Freddie was very down to earth and relate-able during and even one on one after the session. His recipes are filled with flavor and not a ton of spices that you have to run out to the store to buy, he even includes substitute items and spices where he can. And most importantly the recipes are low on ingredients overall, which means someone like me can take them on.
During the session Freddie mentioned that one of his favorite recipes was the Holy $#!% Pulled Pork. I am a fan of pulled pork, so this was the first one that I tried. And, Holy $#!% was it good, this definitely stood up to its name. So if you are in the market for a simple, easy, low ingredient style cook book be sure to pick up Back to the Kitchen, by Freddie Prinze Jr. Why not pick up a few for Holiday Gifts!!
Our Favorite Food This Week: Loaded Mac n’ Cheese with Nueske’s Pepper Bacon
Location: Farm Fresh Booth – Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we return to Epcot’s final weekend of the Food and Wine Festival, hope you were able to attend and now we all have to hit the gym. We hadn’t tried the mac and cheese at Farm Fresh and many of our friends kept saying how good it was. They were right, this loaded mac and cheese is similar to your standard Disney mac and cheese, but loaded with Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, and Green Onions. And I mean loaded, they don’t skimp on the extras. Though it did have a good kick to it, it was not overwhelmingly spicy. We loved it, if you are headed there this weekend be sure to give it a try. If you can’t make it then your in luck – the recipe has been supplied by our friends at Disney Parks Blog – be sure to check out there pics and description of the mac and cheese right here. Recipe can be found at the end of this post. Have a great weekend!
Pepper Bacon Mac and Cheese
Farm Fresh Marketplace
Pepper Bacon Macaroni
- 1 pound macaroni
- 8 slices pepper bacon
- 1/2 cup diced white onions
- 1/2 cup diced green pepper
- 1/2 cup diced red pepper
- 3 small jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 pound (4 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 pound (1 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/4 pound sliced American cheese
- 2 ounces (1/2 cup) shredded Gruyere cheese
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 slices pepper bacon, cooked and chopped
- 3 green onions, sliced
- Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For pepper bacon macaroni:
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Cook pepper bacon until crisp. Chop and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of grease.
- Heat grease in a medium-skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Add onion, green pepper, red pepper and jalapeño. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, until vegetables are warm, but still crisp. Set aside.
For cheese sauce:
- Heat cream in large saucepan over medium heat. When it begins to simmer, slowly stir in all of cheese, mixing well to melt cheese.
To assemble and serve:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine cooked pasta, vegetables and cheese sauce in a large bowl.
- Pour into a 9- x 13-inch baking dish and top with breadcrumbs. Bake 15 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions and bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Olaf Cupcake
Location: ABC Commissary – Hollywood Studios
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we return to Hollywood Studios, it’s been awhile since we have visited the park. With all the construction in the park for both Star Wars and Toy Story, the park really feels about only half it’s normal size. We stopped in at the ABC Commissary to pick up lunch and found an Olaf Cupcake and not of the carrot cake variety. This was a chocolate cake with a marshmallow style frosting. Overall it was very good, the cake was moist and the frosting was not overly sweet even with the large sugar crystals on the outside. Give it a try next time you are in the parks.