Month: December 2017

25 Gifts for the Disney Foodie under $25 dollars

25 Gifts for the Disney Foodie under $25 dollars

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The Christmas season really snuck up on me this year, and I’m now scrambling to make sure I have something for everyone on my list. While looking around for a few things, I thought that this list might come in handy for anyone looking for a last minute gift for the Disney foodie/chef on their list. Everything on the list falls just under $25, to try and keep your pocket book from crying. Cause as any Disney fan knows, there are some really awesome things out there, but they have some equally awesome price tags sometimes.

 

Mini Mickey Waffle Maker – $14.99

If you have a Mickey waffle fan, this would be a great gift. Perfect mini Mickey waffles to remind you of your time in WDW!

 

 

Mickey Toaster – $14.99

This is a cute addition to any kitchen, and it toasts the image of a Mickey head on your bread!

Classic Mickey Waffle Maker – $25.99

So technically this one is over the price limit, but it was close enough for me! Its also a repeat, as there is already a wafflemaker on the list, but this is a full size waffle, and I loved the detail of the character!

Collapsable Measuring Cups – $24.50

These are cute, easy to store, and brightly colored. If you have limited space in your kitchen, these would be ideal since they lay flat.

Mickey Measuring Spoons – $19.95

I’m a sucker for the classic Mickey style items, and I think these are adorable.


Mickey “Crushed” Ice Silicon Tray – $14.16

This ice cube tray would make for a really fun, subtle way to incorporate Mickey in your drinks.

Mickey Mug Warmer – $8.99

This is a really cute set that would be perfect on someone’s desk. And you can get Minnie if you’d rather!


Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks – $17.17

Okay, these are just too cool to leave off. I know Star Wars strays a bit from the rest of the Mickey items, but its still Disney! And who wouldn’t want to eat with chopsticks that look like lightsabers and light up?!

Mickey Egg Ring – $12.20

These are perfect for making your eggs just the right shape to go with your Mickey waffle any morning!

Mickey Aluminum Trivet – $22.85

I bought one of these on a Disney trip years ago, and its still my favorite trivet. Easy to clean, and just fun to have out in the kitchen!


Park Ice Cube Tray – $18.87

This silicone tray makes some of your favorite shapes from a trip to the parks.


Mickey Cookie Cutter Set – $18.78

Who wouldn’t love a cookie in the shape of Mickey or his gloves?

Mickey Hand Coffee Scoop – $17.99

A cute way to measure out your caffeine boost in the mornings!

Mickey Tea Ball – $20.55

Loose leaf tea always tastes better – especially when made in a tea ball with a touch of Mickey!


Mickey Holiday Serving Tray – $14.96

This festive tray is perfect to use for those cookies you know you’re going to consume this Christmas!


Mickey Mouse and Friends Holiday Baking Set – $14.96

Perfect for making cookies with friends and family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Coaster Set – $24.95

I purchased these coasters on my latest trip to WDW, and I LOVE them. They look beautiful and they remind me of the trip every time I look at them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey Pepper Mill – $19.95

Grind your pepper or salt with style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey Wine Stopper – $19.99

I have one of these, and they are cute and really durable. Best wine stopper I’ve owned!


Death Star Teapot/Cup Set – $24.95

I love teapots, and this teapot/cup combination is just pretty awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey Gummi Candy Making Set – $24.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus: Any Disney Cookbook!

I think all foodies love cookbooks. I know I certainly read them like novels! Most Disney cookbooks fall into the under $25 category, and they are all wonderful!

‘Ohana – Disney Dining Review

‘Ohana – Disney Dining Review

Polynesian Resort

Polynesian ResortFirst, I’ve been to ‘Ohana before on two other Disney trips – the first time I ever went, many years ago, and then later when I went with a friend for a few days to the Mouse. Every time, its been delicious. This time was no exception. The worst part of our meal was that we couldn’t eat as much as we wanted!

I think the one thing we all decided was that it was so hot and we’d been going since early morning, and we wanted to stuff our faces even more than we did, but we were headed back into the parks and we knew that would probably be a poor life choice!

Ohana Restaurant

Ohana Grill

‘Ohana is inside the Polynesian Resort, and its got awesome decor. Hawaiian prints, tiki gods, an open grill – and an awesome view over Bay Lake to Magic Kingdom. We were super excited to be seated next to a window with a view of the resort and the castle in the distance.

Ohana Restaurant

Our server, Roy, was great. They call you “cousin” here, because you’re family. And they do all they can to make sure you feel at home. The meal is served family style, and the first thing they bring out is salad. I’m not a salad person (Lettuce just tastes like the color green, and its not pleasant, okay? lol) but according to everyone else, it was quite fantastic. It comes with a dressing that the salad eaters at our table just couldn’t get enough of.

Ohana Salad

They also bring you pineapple bread, and a plate with stir fry veggies, honey coriander wings, potstickers, and noodles. All of these are AMAZING.

Ohana Pineapple Bread

But I had to restrain myself, because I knew what was coming next… The meat! They serve the beef, chicken, and shrimp here on long skewers from the grill. The servers bring it around and they will give you as much or as little as you like, until you’re so full you can’t possibly eat more. The shrimp is fantastic (coming from a non-seafood lover, that’s saying something), though messy, and the chicken and beef are equally awesome. If you’re interested in trying either at home, the Ohana Shrimp Marinade is my go to recipe for home, and the Ohana Chicken Marinade is also a family favorite. I will say, the chicken marinade in particular tastes MUCH better when its grilled. It just doesn’t taste the same if you try to cook it in the oven.

Ohana chicken, beef, and shrimp

 

I wanted a better photo, but to be honest, by this time, we were too busy stuffing our faces, and I’d forgotten to set up my plate to look pretty before taking a photo. Still, looking at this one makes my mouth water! The food really is amazing.

While we were there they also gave out leis to the people with birthdays, which we forced by Mom and husband up to go and receive, and then the kids did a coconut race with brooms down the aisle of the restaurant. It was really cute, and a great way to get the kids involved.

For dessert, they brought cupcakes to the table for our two birthdays, but they also brought out bread pudding with a bananas foster sauce. This stuff…. its just so, so good. I wish we hadn’t been planning to go back into Magic Kingdom to ride Haunted Mansion, because I’d have continued to eat my way through this meal. But we were there in August, and it was too hot to over eat and head back into the parks. But this is worth every bite.

I’ll be making a version of this and posting the recipe soon, because I can never say no to a good bread pudding. And really, the sauce is what makes this so awesome. I’m pretty sure I could put that sauce on just about anything and devour it.

Ohana Bread Pudding

 

If you get the chance, ‘Ohana is worth every penny, and is a reservation you should definitely try to make!

 

Have you been there? What did you think?

ohana review