Saturday, November 7, 2015

Disneyland's Blue Bayou monte cristo

This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants at Disneyland, Blue Bayou.  I thought about making a healthy version, but this is a recipe you just have to go all in with. And it's worth it;)

Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

Serves 4

1 egg
1 3/4 cups water
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

8 slices Hawaiian bread (challah works well), sliced 1/2-inch thick
8 thin slices ham
8 thin slices Swiss cheese (make it vegetarian  by removing the ham and add 
more cheese!)

3 cups canola oil
Confectioners sugar
Apricot/ pineapple preserves (or any preserve)

Line a cookie sheet with paper towels; set aside.

Whisk the egg and water together in a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and beat for 2 minutes. 

On one slice of bread, arrange 2 slices of ham and cheese. Spread preserve of your choice on the remaining slice of bread and place on top.

Heat oil to between 365 degrees F and 375 degrees F in a 10-inch pan. Do not let the oil reach a higher temperature than this. Dip the sandwich into the batter, allowing excess to drain, and very carefully place into the oil.

Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Cook one at a time, and allow the oil to reach the desired temperature between each. Place the cooked sandwich on the prepared cookie sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve. Repeat with the other three sandwiches.

Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve with additional preserves on the side.


More Disney inspired recipes to come:). 

Friday, March 27, 2015

So we got a dog

Why not bring another dog into our already furry home? 

We had been fostering pups since thanksgiving and finally pulled the trigger on this adorable King Charles Cavalier. Isn't she just the sweetest thing??? Her name is Winnie and we adore her. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Completely original Valentine idea

So, you know how you have those great ideas, the ones that you are so proud of yourself for thinking up? ...only to look on pinterest and see that your creativity is the tortoise to pinterest's hare? Yeah, it blows. 

Well, this week I told pinterest to Suck It! I had an original idea. I even googled it and found nothing. Ahhh, sweet success. 

Ok, enough about my issues with Pinterest. Onto my very (ok, fairly) creative valentine card idea. I have to preface this by saying that I love doing photo Valentines for the girls.  It saves me harping at them for a week ahead of time and begging them to write their names onto 25+ cards. Everyone knows who their valentine is from when it's a picture of your child. Lazy parenting for the win!

Have I lost you yet with all of these words? Well, here is this years Valentine: 

I love it! 

I started with simple "thinking/ wonder" poses of the girls.
Then I used Picmonkey to edit the photo and add simple text. Simply attach a Twinkie to the back and there you have it!

Happy Valentine's Day from Livvy Loo!

If you use this idea just please credit back to the source:)

Friday, August 22, 2014

THE Estate- Part 2

Here are some more pictures, an overload, of the most fabulous estate EVER! They are having a sale Labor Day weekend, everything is priced to sell. Prices will be firm, but very fair. They are selling their mother's estate to pay for her care. Truly an amazing, loving, bonded family. 

Please come by!
Labor Day weekend 2014

Friday, August 29th
Saturday, August 30th

23450 E Phillips Place
Aurora, CO 80016

The collections have since been moved downstairs, since they are selling the house and need it properly staged.

Cash or credit only, and please due to the stairs, no small children:). 

So, onto the pictures....

Let's start with the kitchen!

Next is the laundry room that housed a fantastic collection of Black Americana.

Then we opened the cupboards in the laundry!

Onto the Western Bathroom...

And the Doll themed guest room...

Train bathroom?All aboard!

Snow White collection, wow!

Then we have another room that housed many mini collections!

And the dining room, which houses Waterford, Depression Glass, Hummel, Josef Birthday angels, and much more!

If anyone knows anything about the busts, one with pink hair, please let me know!

Onto the basement...brace yourselves!

 And the garage!