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Disney Infinity Thanksgiving Dinner Is a World of Fun.
Disney Infinity has become a staple in my house. My older boys love it, and my younger ones can’t wait until they are old enough to play, too.
In the meantime they are dressing like the characters and creating adventures on their own. Jack Sparrow runs past me as I work followed closely by Sully (or so I gather from their hollering). During nighttime tuck-ins the other day I kissed Dash on the forehead. Yesterday at lunch Woody and Buzz Lightyear were sitting at my table.
With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I began to wonder how the boys would arrive to the dinner table if I allowed them to come in character (they sure would if they could).
Of course from there the logical leap is to imagine what dishes the real characters would bring if they really were coming to Thanksgiving dinner. What? You didn’t immediately go there? Huh. Interesting.
Well, lucky for you I’ve got pictures of just exactly how I’d imaging Thanksgiving with Disney Infinity characters going, including what their favorite dish is. And why. Yeah. It’s how my brain works.
And check out below the slideshow for the best classic stuffing recipe ever.
Look Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner! 1 of 8
They are great dinner guests, too! They've each brought their favorite dishes. You might be surprised at what their faves are!
Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story 2 of 8
Buzz is super brave and a complete rule follower...but he is also a bit impulsive at times. He always wants to be the courageous hero, and so volunteered to bring the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal...the turkey. He knew the rule of thumb to purchase one pound of turkey per dinner guest.
Dash from The Incredibles 3 of 8
Oh, spunky daredevil dash! His competitive nature is pretty strong and he loves showing his superpower of speed. Dash brings dinner rolls to the Thanksgiving table...he uses a prepackaged variety because it's speedy. Dash loves to cut them in half and make sandwiches out of unexpected combinations. He once paired turkey with candied yams and topped it all off with creamed corn. Blech.
Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean 4 of 8
Jack Sparrow is a man hunting for adventure. Not known for his honesty nor his morality, he does however prefer to negotiate his way out of a fight rather than engage in battle. That's probably why he so enjoys green beans topped with crispy fried onions; the hard crunchy exterior hides what's underneath. Remember that you can make homemade fried onions; it takes a little extra time but if Jack Sparrow can take the time, so can you!
Phineas from Phineas and Ferb 5 of 8
Phineas is an incurable dreamer who is a bit naive but always happy and helpful. He brings stuffed mushrooms because he really wants to remind everyone that he is, in fact, a fun guy. (Get it? Fungi! Heh.)
Anna from Frozen 6 of 8
Anna from Frozen is a free spirit; her optimistic and warm traits are counterbalanced by her fun-loving and occasionally reckless tendencies. Anna brings extra turkey to the Thanksgiving dinner; at her heart she's a traditionalist and loves to bring the family together. Don't forget the rule of fours for your turkey...four days to defrost, no more than four hours on the table, and only keep leftovers for four days after Thanksgiving.
Sulley from Monsters Inc. 7 of 8
Sulley is extremely devoted with a strong moral compass; he will risk everything for those he cares about. This is, of course, in contrast to his occupation as a Scarer. Sully brings candied yams with marshmallows. Of course, he really prefers to just eat the marshmallow.
Woody from Toy Story 8 of 8
Woody is loyal, determined, and prone to bouts of nervousness about his place in life and in the hearts of those he loves. Sweet Woody's favorite Thanksgiving meal is classic stuffing. Comfort food makes Woody a happy camper. Remember you can make extra stuffing outside of the turkey; and if you do cook stuffing inside your bird, make sure it is cooked thoroughly.
Classic Stuffing Recipe
Nothing fancy here…no nuts or raisins or pomegranate or kale or whatever. Some recipes are best kept simple.
- 4 loaves of bread- this is the one time of year to buy cheap white bread. Only now.
- 3 sticks of butter. Or 4. Seriously, you can use a lot of butter.
- 2 Tablespoons Poultry seasoning
- 4 stalks of diced celery
- 2 large white onions, diced
- salt to taste
- In the day or two before Thanksgiving, rip up the bread in bite-sized chunks. Just keep it in a big, loosely covered bowl. It’s OK if it gets a bit dried out.
- Melt butter in a big pot on low heat. Add celery and onion and stir until they are translucent.
- Add in a couple of handfuls of bread and stir until they are saturated with butter.
- Add in the poultry seasoning and salt at this point and stir thoroughly.
- Gradually add handfuls of the bread until butter is distributed throughout.
- When all of the bread is folded in, transfer to deep baking dish, cover with aluminum foil and place in 350 F oven for 30 minutes.
So what’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish to serve or share?