Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Marceline : Uptown Theatre in Walt's Hometown

Marceline : Uptown Theatre in Walt's Hometown

We had the pleasure of visiting Marceline, MO last fall. You can find the Uptown Theatre on the original Main street in Marceline, MO. 

 I cannot begin to tell you how warm & welcoming the people of Marceline are! We took an hour or so to tour the Main Street area. This is a TINY theatre that sadly is run down. There were cracks all over the ceiling & the inside theatre had major rain damage on one side of the main theatre. They do still have Free Friday Family movie Night. 

Painted in lobby area

We thought that the theatre was closed & were bummed that we wouldn't get to tour it but a man who lived upstairs asked us if we were tourists & asked if we'd like to see the theatre. I admit we were a little creeped out about it. I'm from DC & if someone asks you if you are a tourist that means you are getting mugged etc... LOL After he let us in lobby he said the main theatre electricity didn't work & he had to go get a flash light to show us. We were thinking ummmmm is this guy going to mug us? We ALMOST left but decided to stay & voila he showed up with a flashlight to show us the theatre! It is the same theatre that little Walt used to see movies at. It has a small stage but there was water damage on the far left. It was way too dark to take any pictures sadly. I really wish that the Walt Disney company would pool some $$ into Marceline & especially the theatre. These Marceline natives are especially proud of Walt & the history behind it. They deserve the perk. We learned on our Hometown Museum Tour that when Walt released the movie " The Great Locomotive Chase" they played it for 24 hours straight for free so EVERYONE in town had a chance to see it! Walt & Roy greeted every child & before the movie & talked on the stage on how much the town meant to them. When Walt & Roy walked on stage the whole theatre of children started singing the MICKEY MOUSE Club song! They didn't get that channel in town so had to especially learn that for Walt's visit. ;) 

Pic Courtesy of yesterland.com 

Pic courtesy of yesterland.com


Behind the concession stand there was a ladder that went up 6 feet high & the man offered to let me go up but it was pitch black & I was still a little sketched out by the whole thing. He was a super sweet man & we very much appreciated the V.I.P. Tour we were given! 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Guest Blog: Cooking with Character- Three Caballeros Popcorn Seasoning Recipe...

 Cooking with Character- Three Caballeros Popcorn Seasoning 

First, many thanks for allowing me to take over the blog today! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the recipe I’ve made for you today – Three Caballeros Popcorn Seasoning!
How many of you remember the Three Caballeros? The cigar smoking parrot? Donald in a sombrero? I always enjoyed that movie, and when I came up with this recipe, with its spicy, peppery flavors, I thought it had some flavors they might have encountered in their adventures in South America.
This one is pretty spicy, so if you’re a fan of a little tingle on your taste buds, then this would be a good seasoning to try. And in case you’re worried – it’s not too hot. I am not a big fan of things that make my mouth burn, and even I thought this was pretty good.  
The recipe itself is really, really simple. Most of these ingredients you probably already have in your spice cabinet. The only one that might not already be there is chipotle chili powder – but it’s not expensive, and it’s pretty easy to locate. I’d suggest the international or Latin foods area of the grocery store.
I prefer to stick mine in my spice grinder, mainly because I like the salt superfine. You can get the same effect (if it matters to you) with popcorn salt if you don’t have a spice grinder. But it isn’t necessary, because this will taste delicious either way!
Measure everything into a small bowl or Tupperware. You aren’t going to use all the spice at one time, so its easier to make it in the container you’ll store it in.
Then just combine chili powder, chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, cumin, coriander, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and a really big pinch of oregano. If the oregano is dried and still in large pieces, just rub it between your fingers to get it a little finer. If you’re using the spice grinder, it won’t matter.
Then pulse a few times in the grinder, or stir until everything is mixed. It makes quite a bit of seasoning. You can sprinkle it with a spoon, or put it in a shaker and shake it over your popcorn. Either way, only start with a couple teaspoons to a tablespoon and then taste. You can always add more if you want more, but I wouldn’t dump the whole lot on!
I cheated and used a bag of microwave butter popcorn, but you can make air popped and just spray it with a little bit of cooking spray and then sprinkle on your seasoning. I’ve found that it has to have some sort of moisture added to get the seasoning to stick at all.
Just toss it together, grab a couple handfuls and enjoy!
Three Caballeros Popcorn Seasoning
·       1 ½ tsp chili powder
·       ¾ tsp chipotle chili powder
·       ¼ tsp smoked paprika
·       ¼ tsp black pepper
·       ½ tsp cumin
·       ½ tsp coriander
·       ¼ tsp garlic powder
·       ½ tsp onion powder
·       1 tbsp salt
1.     Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or spice grinder.
2.     Pulse or mix until incorporated, then sprinkle over popcorn, either sprayed lightly with cooking spray, or add to a bag of microwave butter popcorn and shake!


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