Family Movie Night Dinner – Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Family Movie Night Dinner - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Yellow Loop. Today we are sharing ideas for Disney movie nights.

What better food for a Snow White family movie night than traditional Bavarian dishes just like the dwarves would have dined on?  The country in which Snow White is set in is unclear but the belief is that it is in Germany. Disney’s Snow White is based on Brother Grimm’s adaption, who are German writers and are thought to have based this fairy tale in Germany.

My husband and I traveled through Bavaria about a year and a half ago and noted how much the little villages looked “Disney” to us. It’s obvious that Fantasyland at Disneyland was heavily influenced by Bavarian culture.

Traditional German dishes are heavy on the meats. On our trip to Munich, we dined on freshly baked soft pretzels, weisswurst (white sausage) and sweet mustard. With a pint of beer, of course. And that was for breakfast!

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This apple struedel we shared in Germany was just heavenly. I wanted to create a Bavarian feel for our Snow White family movie night and looked online for traditional German foods that would be appealing to our kids.

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Main Dish – German Beef Stew

To kick off our Snow White movie night, I decided to make a Pichelsteiner. This is a German stew that contains several kinds of meats and vegetables. Perhaps that’s what Snow White was preparing for the dwarfs in the large pot? I used my Dutch oven, not quite as rustic as the dwarfs giant pot in the fireplace!

Themed Family Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The traditional recipes I found contained shoulder of lamb, beef chuck, veal and pork which would be quite a heavy dish for my family, who are unaccustomed to dining on such rich meats. Fortunately had this recipe for a more simple stew.

Themed Family Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The stew went together quickly. After an hour of simmering it was ready to serve. I decided to make mine earlier in the day and then set in the fridge to let the flavors blend. I heated it up quickly at dinner time and mmmm, so tasty and homey…just like Snow White would have made!

Themed Family Movie Night - Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Dessert – Apple Crumble Pie

My very pregnant belly would not cooperate with me standing at the kitchen counter, rolling dough for an authentic strudel so I made an apple crumb pie instead. I used a pre-made bottom crust (I like Pillsbury pie crusts from the refrigerator case) and then followed a basic apple pie recipe for the filling. The topping is simply oatmeal, brown sugar, walnuts and some melted butter crumbled on top.

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No complaints from my family! Let’s just say that all these rich flavors certainly made my house smell warm and cozy, just like I imagine the little cottage in the woods did while Snow White was cooking!

The Main Feature

We ended the evening by watching our DVD of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. If you don’t already own it, it’s now available on Blu-Ray from Amazon (affiliate link).

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  1. We live in PA Dutch Country, which is heavily influenced by both Dutch and German cultures. So, we have access to LOTS and LOTS of German foods. This is why, I think, I’ve always avoided dining at the Germany pavilion at Epcot! However, my friend and I are heading down in September, and that was one of the things on her wish list, so I’m going to give it a whirl this year! I like German food, it’s just that we can get it here at home. LOL

    On our recent Disney Cruise, my hubby and I attended a cooking class (well, I dragged him along!) and we were taught how to make an Apple Strudel. It was fascinating, really!

    Great post! We need to buy the movie next time we are out and about!

  2. This is such a cool idea to do a movie night and cook the dishes from the area! Bavaria is on our top 10 of places to see because of the Fantasyland look! Your dishes look yummy!

  3. I love your ideas! I might steal some, especially the apple crumble. I also saw the apple streudel demo on DCL. As much as I love to bake, I don’t have the patience. How cool is it that you got to visit Bavaria!

  4. I want this for lunch now!

    Actually, I’m thinking I may make this stew in a crock pot sometime soon. I love putting all the items in my crock pot and coming home from work to a completed dinner. Then I will put on snow white, because seriously, why not!

  5. Wow! I’m feeling pretty about just serving pop and chips for our movie nights! LOL

  6. Everything looks super yummy! Snow White’s a favorite at our house so we’ll have to give your suggestions a try next time we watch.