Cranberry Cornbread

IMG_7911Cornbread is a most delicious thing. I love it because it is a yummy bread side, that you don’t have to wait for it too rise. Yeast free. Don’t get me wrong I love my bread. When I want to add a last-minute carb to dinner though, bread isn’t always an option. Unless it’s toast, which we actually have quite a bit too. I loved the addition to cranberries in this though. A little tart addition to almost every bite. My 8×8 square pan is out of commission so I have been making stuff in my pie plate for nice triangular slices. I might just keep it up, made it seem just a wee bit fancier.

Recipe from Betty Crocker

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

1. Coarsely chop cranberries. Toss with 2 Tbsp. sugar. Set aside.

2. Mix together first 5 dry ingredients. In Add eggs, milk and oil. Stir until just combined. Fold in cranberries.

3. Pour into greased pie plate.

4. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees. Slice.

5. Eat and enjoy!

Electric Umbrella – Epcot

IMG_2202The thing about vacationing with kids is you don’t always get to eat where you want. Here we were in Epcot with Foods from around the world, and what do we have? Burgers. Well, we ate at the pavilions for lunch. I would have loved to stay there all day, all night, but alas the little ones wanted to head back to Future World where there is a bit more “fun” stuff for kids to do. So we did. We found ourselves at Electric Umbrella with a lot of kid-friendly options. Pretty much all of the burgers in Disney World are the same, so I decided against it and tried the sausage pepper sandwich. It had a ton of gooey cheese, and was just the right amount of spice. The one thing I do appreciate about all the burger joints is that although the burgers seem the same, the other options on the menus are pretty different. This one had a vegetable flatbread, a Wasabi chickpea naanwich, salads, all sorts of goodies. Both the girls chose the macaroni and cheese from the kids meals. They both just wanted something they knew they would like. Like it they did, so with burgers for the boys we were a happy little family indeed.
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Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe – Epcot

IMG_2103Due to the magnitude of the Florida parks, we decided to not plan too much around meals. Every place was new to us so we kind of just ate where we were. Except for the Kringla Bakeri og Kafe. I knew I wanted to try their pastries. I have some Norwegian in me so Lefse was a staple at the Christmas dinner. And Easter. . . and Thanksgiving. . basically if there was turkey on the table, there was also Lefse. I don’t think my kids have ever tried it though, as I never learned to make it myself. Something I will have to remedy. So I anyways, I didn’t know what time of day we would be eating our pastries, but I knew when we arrived at the Norwegian Pavilion that we would be eating. So directly after eating Mexico and sharing Nachos, we had our snacks. We tried the Lefse of course, which at 1.99 for a snack at Disney really is unbeatable, it’s pictured above. This one was most of the families favorite. We also had the famous school bread. That’s it below. It was moist and had a creamy custard filling, also , really very good. I would definitely order both again. The berry cream puff, was pretty good too, but the other two were the ones that we all liked and would get again. Needless to say, we liked our little pastry trip to Norway.IMG_2104 IMG_2107
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La Cantina de San Angel – Epcot

IMG_2081I would have loved to eat a little bit from each pavilion in Epcot. With kids though this made things a little harder, so instead we had lunch at two places, or a small lunch and dessert, somewhere else. I will tell you where tomorrow. Oh, the suspense! The first pavilion on the left hand side is Mexico, which worked out perfect for us because we were hungry, and well, we love Mexican food. So we ordered 2¬†plates of Nachos to share between the 5 of us. We got both sour cream and jalapenos on the side to account for kids dislikes. It was a fun meal. The seating is great, right on the water. If you are looking for a late night snack this would be the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and then watch the fireworks. They can be viewed from all the pavilions, but as this restaurant has seating right on the water I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place. The tacos and whatnot on other peoples plates looked very good too, I think my son and husband were wishing for a bit more of a hearty meal at this place as people passed by with there trays full of food. The Nachos were great though, seating is excellent.
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