Skip to main content

The Coco-Inspired Dishes for #FoodNFlix


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..

*This blog currently has a partnership with Amazon.com in their affiliate program, which gives me a small percentage of sales if you buy a product through a link on my blog. It doesn't cost you anything more. If you are uncomfortable with this, feel free to go directly to Amazon.com and search for the item of your choice.

Comments

  1. What a great sampling. I want to make your margaritas as well as those churro cookies (and flautas and hibiscus water). Evelyne's Conchas look amazing, but I won't tackle those. :) Thanks for hosting. Fun round!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for hosting this great movie Camilla and I want to eat everything.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Jamaican Stew Peas #EattheWorld

  Here we are at November #EattheWorld event. What a year this has been! This challenge has been one that gave us some excuse for virtual travel as we've been sheltered-in-place with the coronavirus epidemic for most of 2020. So, we've been able to read about different parts of the world and create a dinner, or at least a dish, with that cuisine. This Eat the World project is spearheaded by Evelyne of  CulturEatz . Read more about  her challenge . This month, Evelyne had us heading to somewhere tropical: Jamaica. I have actually been to Jamaica, but it was almost thirty years ago...and it was just a jumping off point for the rest of our Caribbean exploration. I don't remember eating anything at all! Pandemonium Noshery: Pumpkin Rice   Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Jamaican Stew Peas  Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Jamaican Chicken & Pumpkin Soup   Palatable Pastime: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burger   Sneha’s Recipe: Jamaican Saucy Jerk Chicken Wings With Homemade Jerk Seas

Lamskoteletten op zijn oud-Hollands for #TheBookClubCookbookCC

Here we are at April's #thebookclubcookbookCC event. It's hard to believe that we only have three more months in this year-long journey to explore - and cook from -  The Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors  by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp.* Judy, Vicki, and their publisher,  Tarcher-Penguin ,  have provided the hosting bloggers with copies of the book plus copies to giveaway each month of the project. Woohoo. Incredibly generous. This month Sarah at  Things I Make (for Dinner)  has selected  Girl With a Pearl Earring  by Tracy Chevalier.** Click to read  Sarah's invitation . She shared the recipe for Griet's Vegetable Soup, but invited us to find inspiration in any of the pages. On the Page... While the boys were playing around the lake during our week in Tahoe earlier in the month, I stayed by the fire and finished this book in one sitting. Loved it. photo by R

Pistachio Dukkah for #HandCraftedEdibles

In an effort to make all of my holiday gifts this year, we are sharing recipes for hand-crafted edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes that you can make at home to give to friends and loved ones, or things to serve at holiday parties. We hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule:  here . This week, we are "going nuts" and sharing all sorts of recipes with nuts. Think spiced nuts or nutty fruit cake or whatever floats your nutty boat! Here's what we're posting this week... Amy's Cooking Adventures  shared her Salted Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookaholic Wife  cooked up Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds Making Miracles  made Honey Roasted Almonds Christmas Tree Lane  posted Crockpot Spiced Nuts A Day in the Life on the Farm  wrote about the Easiest Nut Brittle in the World Sew You Think You Can Cook  prepared Orange Rosemary Roasted Almonds Culinary Adventur