Do you remember what we learned in Disney’s Ratatouille? We learned “Anyone Can Cook”. Dole Food Company is giving food, cooking, and Disney fans the chance to create their own at-home version of Gusteau’s, the iconic Parisienne restaurant at the center of Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille. Now We’re (All) Cooking with Ratatouille & Dole!
Now We’re (All) Cooking with Ratatouille & Dole
Dole and Disney have teamed up to share some great resources to have a great Ratatouille Movie night, or just food fun any day!
Watching Ratatouille always makes me want to get up and get cooking. I don’t need to be Julia Childs. I am me and I can cook. Have some fun including the whole family in planning a superb dinner for movie night thanks to Dole!
Create Your Own Café Menu
Print this Free Menu Template makes it possible for your child to create their own menu. This menu will transform your home kitchen to a Café kitchen.
Create Your Own Recipes
Of course, if you are going to have a Café menu then you also need recipes. Whether you are finding new recipes or having treasured family one’s these printable recipe cards are a perfect way to collect them. Dole also included a “critic” card so your little chef can be a critic.
Dress the Part of Chef
Dole has provided a printable Chef’s Hat that your kids can color and decorate. To up the experience you can get a play Little Chef’s Coat or even just have your kids wear an apron or an oversized white buttoned down shirt.
Set the Table
Dole has shared this printable food themed placemat or a Ratatouille themed placemat that have some fun activities on them for your kids to do. I love this Eiffel Tower Craft that would be a great centerpiece for your Café table.
Let’s Get Cooking!
Looking for some Ratatouille movie or French inspired recipes to try to for Ratatouille Movie Night? Dole has shared some great recipes!
Sweet Apple-touille Ramekins – DOLE® Banana, Green and Red Apples, a Bosc pear, Greek yogurt and cinnamon are combined and baked in 8-ounce ramekins to create deliciously individual desserts that are low-fat, low-sodium, vegetarian and vegan.
Anyone Can Cook Coq Au Vin – The classic French dish cooked in a Dutch oven is made easy in this five-step recipe calling for boneless, skinless chicken breasts mixed with DOLE® Carrots, Celery, White Onion, Mushrooms and a wealth of spices.
Veggies Voila! Buckwheat Crepes – Dole’s healthier take on legendary French crepes are filled with a vegetarian mixture of DOLE®Mushrooms, Red Onion, Celery, Asparagus and Baby Spinach and topped with almond milk-based ricotta cheese.
Dutch Oven French Onion Turkey – This surprisingly easy-to-make French family meal features boneless, skinless turkey breast cooked with julienned DOLE® Yellow Onions, chicken broth and spices in a traditional enamel-coated Dutch oven.
French Onion Turkey Bistro Sandwich – Spread a whole-wheat bun with French Dijon mustard and top with chilled Dutch Oven French Onion Turkey, caramelized DOLE® Yellow Onions and DOLE® Arugula.
Plantain Chocolate Mousse – DOLE® Plantains, tofu and unsweetened cocoa powder serve as the foundation for this surprisingly rich and thick vegan dessert that is piped into champagne flutes and topped with DOLE® Pineapple, Raspberries and kiwi.
Ratatouille-Stuffed Mushrooms – A dozen DOLE® Mushrooms are stuffed with a seasoned mixture of eggplant, bell peppers, Roma tomato, summer squash and DOLE® Red Onion in this improvised, handheld version of the favorite French recipe.
Veggie Linguini a la Linguini – Named after the fearless chef-in-training, this simple-but-hearty dish tosses whole-wheat linguine pasta with DOLE® Sweet Potatoes, Red Onion, Brussels Sprouts, Arugula, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Ratatouille Movie Night Games
Add more fun to your movie night with these fun, family friendly games.
Blind Taste Test
One thing Remy loved was to experiment with flavors and to try new foods. Do the same in this game! To play this game, blindfold a player and have the rest of the family challenge them to guess different foods by feeling, smelling, and tasting them. Start with three different foods. Score a point for each correct guess. When the three items have been taste-tested, pass the blindfold to the next player and begin with three new foods. The player who scores the most points wins.
Kitchen Scavenger Hunt
Hide the utensils, ingredients, and other items needed to complete one of the recipes that are being cooked for meal. Kids must gather (find) all the items in order to perform their cooking tasks. For younger kids I would make it a “hot” or “cold” game so dinner is not being made at bedtime.
What recipe are you making for your Ratatouille Movie Night? Let me know in the comments below.
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