Lately I’ve been reminiscing hardcore about our trip to Disney World last year – I’m DYING to go back!
Yeah, I know…I’m 21 and out of all the places I’ve been to, Disney World is the one that sticks with me. I’m such a little kid. What can I say? I miss the food, the sites, the rides and the atmosphere…only a Disney freak like my sister and I would know the feeling I’m talking about when I say atmosphere. We’ve been pondering the Disney College Program lately – it would be SO awesome to apply for the Fall 2012 semester. I’m too chicken to do things like that on my own, but with Lara (sort of) by my side, it would be a blast! Has anyone done the Disney College Program? TELL ME!
Since I miss Disney so much, I decided to recreate a meal we had there – The Brown Derby’s Cobb Salad! It wasn’t exactly like Disney’s in that I didn’t feel like cutting the lettuce into itty bitty shreds and I also didn’t make the dressing (I used Thousand Island instead). The entire process was kind of lengthy and tedious – I browned two salt/pepper/Ranch dressing mix covered chicken breasts, hard boiled three eggs, fried 7 slices of bacon and cut some avocados and tomatoes. Definitely not a quick fix meal, in my opinion. It sure turned out nice, though! A huge part of a Cobb Salad, in my opinion, is the presentation. I love the individual strips of bacon, poultry, tomatoes, avocados, etc. Even though the texture wasn’t exactly the same as the one we had at Disney (that shredded lettuce was so weird!), it tasted nice and definitely took me back. Then Lara and I watched Tangled to further delve into our Disney nostalgia. Goooood times.
I would post the recipe for all of you, but the recipe card I got from The Brown Derby explicitly states not to reproduce, and who am I to disobey the House of Mouse? The recipe is posted on the Disney website, though, which can be found through a quick Google search!
On a completely different note, I finally read The Lovely Bones – wow, what an amazing book! I bet it’s going to be a book kids read in high school English classes in a decade or two. Now I’m reading Jane Eyre (again), but I have a few books on hold at the library that I’m excited to read. Have any of ya’ll read anything good lately? I’m always on the look out for good books to read, especially during the summer!