This month for Food'n'Flix, I asked the bloggers to join me in watching and cooking from Coco.* Read my invitation: here. My family and I had seen the movie in the theatre and I couldn't wait to own the DVD. As soon as it was released, we were at the store. I think these bloggers enjoyed this month's assignment. I know that I did.
Kelley from Simply Inspired Meals shared Coco Inspired Slow Cooker Baked Flautas. She writes, "This movie is full of color and music and has a few scenes full of wonderful looking food. The one that stands out is tamales, but in that same scene there is a big plate of flautas. I love flautas so was inspired to make Slow Cooker Baked Flautas."
Evelyne from CulturEatz baked Mexican Conchas, a Mexican Sweet Bread. She shares, "...did you know that the concha pastry has French influences? France is known for crispy bread rolls, baguettes, and sweet pastries. And the Mexican concha bread rolls was the result of a revamped recipe during Mexico’s French occupation in the 1800s. Think baguette, now think Mexican bread rolls with a crunchy sweet crust. And that is how the Mexican conchas recipe was born."
Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm stirred together some Agua de Jamaica. An article about the Day of the Dead in Mexico told her - a glass of water is also essential because, after the journey here, the souls are thirsty and pretty tired. So, she was inspired to make a pitcher of water made with hibiscus known as Agua de Jamaica. "It is sure to quench the thirst of the living and the dead," she writes.
Debra from Eliot's Eats went with Churros. She writes, "This recipe made a very airy and light dough, very different from what we purchase at Pancho Anaya. But, they did make for a relatively quick breakfast and were delicious with my coffee (even if they were a bit ugly)." I think they look amazing! Debra also shared that she found herself laughing out loud but found the funniest line to be: "I have no nose, yet here we are…."
Amy from Amy's Cooking Adventures was also inspired to make churros in the form of Churro Cookies! Amy loved the movie and talked about her Frida Kahlo obsession. And to tie in with Dia de los Muertos, she made a little altar for her little Sarah Catherine - her little girl who will never be forgotten.
And I whipped up some Habanero Salted Grapefruit Margaritas. I shared, "There was so many visual images that stood out - the film was truly beautiful - but the recurrence of marigolds stuck with me. The dead have to cross back to the land of the living over a marigold-covered bridge; and marigold petals play a key part in sending Miguel back to the land of the living. You just have to watch it."
Next month Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles is hosting as we watch Bram Stoker's Dracula. I'll admit: I've never seen it! It's next on my shipping list from Netflix. So, I'm looking forward to watching it with some foodie goggles on...maybe it will make it less scary. Here's to hoping..
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