Monday, June 18, 2018

Tropical Mimosas and Shrimp Cocktail for My Very Own Mr. Incredible #FoodNFlix


Welcome to the June edition of Food'N'Flix. This month, Kelley of Simply Inspired Meals is hosting; she invited us to watch The Incredibles*. You can read her invitation: here

On the Screen
Let me start with this: I have no idea how many times I have seen this movie. More than a dozen. Definitely. It was one of my boys' favorites...and I can't believe it's been fourteen years since its release.

And this weekend, we re-watched it twice. Once because we were headed out to see the sequel; and once because I needed to pay more attention to the food.

A quick synopsis: Mr. Incredible (secret identity Bob Parr) and Elastigirl (secret identity Helen Parr) were always saving lives and battling evil. But they retreated into the suburbs, hiding and adopting civilian identities live a normal life with their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Then they are forced back in action. And this time, their crime-stopping involves their kids. While it is an animated kids' film, it definitely has the feel of a James Bond movie with its techy gadgets and silly villains. We love it!

On the Table
The second time we watched it this weekend, the Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf and I took better notes of what food appeared in the movie. The leftovers dinner had steak, pasta, meatloaf, and broccoli. Mr. Incredible grabs a piece of chocolate cake when he walks in late one night. On the island, with Mirage, we saw champagne and fruit; she tells him that everything they are eating was grown right there on the island. But the scene that inspired me was when Mr. Incredible is arriving at the island in the manta plane. He's eating shrimp cocktail and drinking mimosas.


And since we always like to start celebration brunches with celebration libations, I whipped up some tropical mimosas for Jake's Fathers' Day brunch. He's my very own Mr. Incredible!

Tropical Mimosas

Ingredients
  • juice (I offered guava and mango, though traditional mimosas use orange juice)
  • sparkling wine (I used some Italian bubbles that I had)
 

Procedure
Fill your flute up halfway with the juice of your choice. Top it off with sparkling wine. Toast. And enjoy!

Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients
  • chilled large shrimp or prawns, peeled and poached (tail-on)
  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1 to 2 T prepared horseradish
  • cash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 t freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • hot sauce, to taste
Procedure 
In small mixing bowl whisk together all of the ingredients except for the shrimp. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with chilled shrimp.


When we were at the store, right after watching the sequel, they noticed Incredibles 2 Goldfish! Oh my goodness, my husband used to harass me that Goldfish were not a food group; I used to buy a lot of bags of Goldfish. They were the best stroller snacks!

"Mom, can we get those?!" Sure.

And just like when they were toddlers, I should have gotten them each a bag. They battled over those fish. Hilarious. I won't spoil the sequel. I will say that we all enjoyed it. It picks up right where they left off; for some reason I expect that they would have aged...maybe not 14 years, but a little. But we all still preferred the first one.

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2 comments:

  1. We are going Friday with the Angel Face to see the sequel. We love the first movie too. I can't remember the shrimp cocktail scene. Maybe we should watch it again LOL

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  2. The guava juice and mango mimosas sound amazing. Great pairing from the film. (Especially with the gold fish crackers!)

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