Friday, 29 July 2011

'Ohana Honey Lime Dressing!

It's Friday!! *Happy Dance!* Woop Woop!! Today I have another very special Guest Blogger for my Disney Summer Fun Series! It's Beth from Pursuing the Magic!

Beth is such an awesome Disney pal! Her blog is truly a treat to read! I love reading about all the Disney things Beth gets up to with her three adorable kids! Hop over to Pursuing the Magic and you'll find Disney Vacation Tips, how to create Disney Magic at Home, and stories of Disney Magical Moments with her family! Beth also recently started a brilliant series called '100 Things to Do in Disney' - the most recent one can be found here!

Beth is also the creator of the Amazing Magical Blogorail! - A (pretty big!) group of Disney Bloggers who come together on the Magical Blogorail to share ideas on various Disney topics! Check it out here!

But wait ... there's more! Beth has a second blog! A WDW Moms Daily Endeavors! How does she fit it all in!? lol! Be sure to check it out!

Thank you SO much to Beth for taking the time to be a Guest here at Mandas Disney Blog!
Get ready everyone ... here comes a totally mouth-watering Disney Summer recipe!!

Thank you so much, Amanda, for inviting me to join in on your Summer Fun Series!  I love reading all your great recipes and seeing your delicious treats, so I am excited to get to share one of my favorite Disney recipes with you!  

One of our favorite things to do at home to pursue Disney magic between trips is to recreate some of our most memorable Disney dishes. One recipe we love is ‘Ohana’s Honey Lime Dressing, which we make all year long, though it is especially delicious in the summer. Besides, it is a great way to reminisce about one of our favorite Disney dining spots!

Once a month the kids and I decide on a theme, and as a family we create a themed dinner.  It is a great way to include the kids in the planning, decorating and cooking. This month we created a full-out luau complete with leis, flowers in our hair, tiki cups, and more. The kids decorated our deck from top to bottom with pictures of tiki masks, flowers and grass skirts.

For our menu, we had plenty of Polynesian items on the menu, including this delicious dressing from Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Honey Lime Dressing
‘Ohana, Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Recipe from WDW Guest Services

1/2 c. honey
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. salt
1/2 c. cider vinegar
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. diced onion
1 c. canola oil

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor except the oil, and blend until smooth. Slowly add the oil until it is well incorporated into the dressing.
Makes 2 cups.

If you are looking for a favorite Disney recipe, there are many ways to find them.  You can search for recipes online, ask for the recipe right from the restaurant in Disney or you can contact Walt Disney World Guest Services directly, which is actually my personal favorite.  My kids love to cook, so creating Disney recipes is a great way to keep Disney magic alive here at home between trips.

Doesn't that sound yummy!? I had no idea you could get recipes from WDW Guest Services!
How cool is that!? And how cute is the Luau Beth and her kids had!? :D

Once again Thank you SO much Beth for being my Guest! Please be sure to check out Pursuing the Magic for even more awesome ways to create Disney Magic at home!

Have a brilliant weekend Everyone! :D

(I tried this recipe myself! Check it out here!)


Mouse Fan Diane said...

Great Post, I love that you can call Guest services and get the recipe. I had no idea, that's what I love about you guys, I always learn something new..

:DISTherapy said...

I think your kids are sooo lucky to have such a FUN and hands-on mommy! Wow- I've been to several Disney blogs for recipes, but your tip on going directly to Disney is new to me. Think I'll give it a try :D

Mrs. Mommy MouseEars said...

I'm going to call WDW Guest Services right now! Just as an fyi...I will be hogging the phone line :). Had no awesome! And love the theme night idea too!

Unknown said...

I agree with @DISTherapy, lucky kids! This is one of the recipes I've been wanting to try. Thanks for the info!

Kelly said...

Beth I am totally going to try this at home for sure. I just love your themed dinner nights with the kids. I may have to steal that idea too. :0)

Unknown said...

The recipe looks delicious! I think I'm going to try and make this once my kitchen is done haha. Thanks for sharing. Have a magical day.

Bookgirl @ My Magical Adventures

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

The themed dinner nights are so fun. Even better, it is the one night a month that no one complains about not liking something. Everyone eats/tries everything! :-) It is funny because Joey (who is going into 1st grade) drew on our chalk board, which leads to the deck, a luau sign. The theme nights really get the kids involved in all aspects of the dinner. Most of the time I can find decorations and dishes to fit the theme right at out dollar store.

For recipes, I have yet yo ask for a recipe that Disney didn't send me, though they do say they do not share some of their signature recipes. Good luck getting your favorites, everyone!

Deb @ Focused on the Magic said...

I share what D Marie and Melissa said. Your kids are so fortunate to have such an involved mom. Luau night sounds like so much fun! The dressing sounds awesome. Definitely giving it a try,thanks!!!

Manda said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words about Beth and her post! Isn't she an awesome Mom!? :D