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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Disneyland Recipe: Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque Cole Slaw


This side dish is a good option as the temps climb as it has a non-mayo base. Plus, it's egg, gluten and dairy free. Don't feel like shredding cabbage? No problem! Simply grab two bags of the pre-shredded kind at the grocery store. Enjoy!

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue Cole Slaw
Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:
1/2 cup white-wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound shredded green cabbage (about 1/2 large cabbage)
1 pound shredded purple cabbage (about 1/2 large cabbage)
2 carrots, shredded

Instructions:
1.Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, celery seed, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne in a blender; blend on low speed until sugar is dissolved.
2.With blender running, slowly pour oil through top of lid, processing until dressing is combined. Set aside.
3.Combine shredded cabbage and shredded carrots in a separate large bowl. Add dressing, tossing to combine. Refrigerate for 2 hours, tossing occasionally, before serving.

Source: Disney Parks Blog
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/06/just-in-time-for-your-july-4th-picnic-big-thunder-ranch-barbecue-cole-slaw/

VIDEO: Disneyland Park Opens for One More Disney Day

Guests at Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida lined up for "One More Disney Day"--24 hours of fun and magic in celebration of Leap Day. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/xiii2W

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John Carter - Final Trailer


In Theaters March 9. Get tickets: http://di.sn/nP

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From Academy Award®--winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes "John Carter"—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). "John Carter" is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

The Avengers - Official Trailer #2 (HD)


Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures "Marvel's The Avengers"--the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012. In "Marvel's The Avengers," superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

Official Site: http://avengers.marvel.com

Director: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy

Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård , Samuel L. Jackson

Writers: Joss Whedon

In theaters: May 4th, 2012

Copyright © 2012 Marvel Studios

You Have Never Seen a Starbucks Like This


If you've been to one Starbucks, you've been to them all, right? No! You have not been to this Starbucks in Fukuoka, Japan.

Designed by Kengo Kuma, this Starbucks is near Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the country's most important shrines. Explained Kengo Kuma and Associates:
Established in 919 A.D., the shrine has been worshiped as 'the God for Examination,' and receives about 2 million visitors a year who wish their success. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. The project aimed to make a structure that harmonizes with such townscape, using a unique system of weaving thin woods diagonally.

The Starbucks is made from two thousand "stick-like" planks, and the design gives the Starbucks a "fluid, cave-like" motif. Unforgettable.

Source: http://www.homedsgn.com/2012/02/25/starbucks-interior-by-kengo-kuma-and-associates/

Subway: Free cookie with purchase


Today only, participating Subway locations will give each customer a free cookie with any purchase. (Limit one per customer.)

Arby's: Free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich with drink purchase


At participating Arby's locations, get a free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich with the purchase of a drink when you fill out this short form. Limit one per customer.

Upcoming Chick-fil-A Giveaway: Free breakfast entree


Participating Chick-fil-A locations are taking reservations for a free Chick-fil-A breakfast entree via this link. (The entrees will be available March 5 through 10.) Limit one per customer.

Currently this offer is only available in Denver, CO, Wilmington, NC, and Columbia, SC. Of note, the list of participating stores changes regularly.

Einstein Bros. Bagels printable coupon: Buy 1 lunch sandwich, get 1 free


Via Facebook, Einstein Bros. Bagels offers a free lunch sandwich when you purchase any lunch sandwich via a printable coupon. (Click "Get Offer" to receive this coupon.) Coupon expires March 4.

Splitscreen: A Tale of Two Disney Parks


Today, for the first time ever, both Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park are staying open for 24 hours for an extra day of magic called "One More Disney Day." And to kick things off, we've created a special splitscreen video for Disney Parks Blog readers called, "A Tale of Two Parks." It's 24 hours of memories at both parks for Leap Day. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/xgmhpW


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One More Disney Day! A look at the queue at 1216am Feb. 29th!

Already there are a thousand plus people waiting in line!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DISNEY AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS' EPIC ADVENTURE "THE LONE RANGER" BEGINS PRODUCTION

 
DISNEY AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS' EPIC ADVENTURE "THE LONE RANGER" BEGINS PRODUCTION

Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and International Cast Star in Thrilling Reinvention of Classic Tale Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Directed by Gore Verbinski

BURBANK, Calif. (February 28, 2012) — Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.” The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters—producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski—with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning “Rango.”

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” with Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,” “J. Edgar”) starring in the title role. Depp and Hammer are joined by a prestigious international cast which includes Tom Wilkinson, two-time Academy Award nominee (“Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom”) and Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner (“John Adams”); William Fichtner (Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions of “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down”); Emmy Award-winner Barry Pepper (TV’s “The Kennedys,” “True Grit,” “Saving Private Ryan”); James Badge Dale (“The Grey,” TV’s “The Pacific” and “Rubicon”); Ruth Wilson (television’s “Jane Eyre” and “Luther”); and two-time Academy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”). The film is slated to open on May 31, 2013.

“The Lone Ranger” is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” is written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Eric Ellenbogen and Eric McLeod.

Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski are joined by a remarkable team of behind-the-scenes artists, including director of photography Bojan Bazelli (Verbinski’s “The Ring,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”); visual consultant Mark “Crash” McCreery (production designer of Verbinski’s “Rango); costume designer Penny Rose (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films); film editor James Haygood (“Panic Room,” “Fight Club”); visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander (“Rango,” three “Harry Potter” films); Academy Award®-winning special effects supervisor John Frazier, a 10-time nominee whose previous collaborations with Jerry Bruckheimer have included “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and, with Verbinski as well, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”; and stunt coordinator Tommy Harper (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”).

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Gore Verbinski has enjoyed tremendous box office success as the innovative director of both character-driven franchises and thoughtful genre-bending fare.  Most recently, Verbinski released his first animated film, the smash hit “Rango,” starring Johnny Depp. Grossing over $240 million worldwide, the film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as BAFTA and Annie awards, and received Golden Globe® and PGA nominations. Verbinski previously helmed the hit franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean,” directing the first three films starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. The films have collectively grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide since release. He made his directorial debut with “Mouse Hunt,” starring Nathan Lane, followed by the road movie “The Mexican,” starring Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini. He also directed the smash horror film “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts.

Verbinski is also a successful award-winning commercial director, having been honored with four Clio Awards and a Cannes Silver Lion Award for his work on an assortment of memorable advertising spots. In addition, he directed music videos for bands including Bad Religion and Crystal Method.

First in partnership with Don Simpson, and then as the chief of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Bruckheimer has produced an unprecedented string of worldwide smashes, impacting not only the industry, but mass culture as well. Bruckheimer’s films include (producing with Don Simpson) “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Beverly Hills Cop 2,” “American Gigolo,” “Flashdance,” “Bad Boys,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Crimson Tide,” “The Rock,” and (producing solo) “Con Air,” “Armageddon,” “Enemy of the State,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Coyote Ugly,” “Remember the Titans,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Bad Boys II,” “Veronica Guerin,” “King Arthur,” “National Treasure,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” and the 2011 blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

On television, Bruckheimer had an unprecedented 10 television series airing in the 2005-6 season, a record in the medium for an individual producer. JBTV’s series include “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation” and its spinoffs “C.S.I.: Miami,” “C.S.I.: NY” and “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case” and the eight-time Emmy® Award-winner “The Amazing Race.”

Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Television have been honored with 41 Academy Award® nominations, six wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, five wins, 23 Golden Globe® nominations, four wins, 105 Emmy® Award nominations, 21 wins, 30 People’s Choice nominations, 15 wins, numerous MTV Awards, including one for Best Picture of the Decade for “Beverly Hills Cop.”

“The Lone Ranger” will film exteriors and studio work in New Mexico, followed by locations in Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

Yes, The Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar Is Real, But Not Yet Available

So, after lots of rumors and speculation, this candy bar is real!

Here is the official word from The Girl Scouts:

We are thrilled with the positive response to the Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar. The product photo is a retail sales sample and not available for sale at this time. Look forward to some very exciting news in June.

 The candy bar has dark chocolate cookie wafers and mint chocolate crème, topped with airy crispies.

Taking a look at some of the merchandise from Ramone's House of Body Art!

Here are some of the items that will be sold in Ramon's House of Body Art in Cars Land! Time to start saving my money!

Source: Disney Parks Blog
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/02/a-winning-combination-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

Behind the Wall: Matterhorn Bobsleds Refurbishment at Disneyland Park


The Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland park are undergoing refurbishment. Currently, the view of the snow-capped Matterhorn is covered in scaffolding for a 6-month-long, detailed face-lift. Check out what's been going on inside and out! Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/x27wQo


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Take a Look at the Merchandise for One More Disney Day!





They are offering special embroidery on a classic black ear hat to celebrate One More Disney Day. These embroidered hats will be offered for sale at The Chapeau, Curtain Call Collectibles, and Sir Mickey’s at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, and at the Mad Hatter shop in Disneyland park.
 Artist Jeff Granito designed a playful logo that will be used on shirts for women, men and kids. The logo will also be found on a zipper fleece jacket created only for Disneyland Resort. The nice part is that these apparel items will also be sold via the Disney Parks Online Store from February 29 through March 1.
 The Leap Day logo will also be found on an artisan watch that will be offered at New Century Jewelry in Disneyland park and Uptown Jewelers at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS - NEW ONE SHEET


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TUNE IN tomorrow at 9AM PST to see MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS new trailer on Apple: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/

Star Wars Toys They Should Have Made! Inflatable Emperor's Throne!


Source: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ottertorials/2012/02/26/rejected-star-wars-strikes-back/

Star Wars Toys They Should Have Made! Han In Carbonite Popsicle Mold!


Source: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ottertorials/2012/02/26/rejected-star-wars-strikes-back/

Star Wars Toys They Should Have Made! Pop-A-Shot Basketball Game!


Source: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ottertorials/2012/02/26/rejected-star-wars-strikes-back/

Star Wars Toys They Should Have Made! Death Star Basketball!


Source: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ottertorials/2012/02/26/rejected-star-wars-strikes-back/

iPhone 5 Concept


An Italian designer, Federico Ciccarese, created a mock-up of of a potential new design based off the latest wave of iPhone 5 rumors.

The design mock-ups illustrate a sleek, curved back- not too different from Apple’s current Magic Mouse. The front display is flat, of course, and the back appears to be blasted aluminum.. The headphone jack has been moved to the side to accomodate the tapered new design. The back features a snazzy glowing Apple logo.

DreamWorks Dragons: The Television Series - Commercial


Another commercial for DreamWorks Dragons: The Television Series (How To Train Your Dragon TV Series), which coming this fall to Cartoon Network.

Time Capsule Buried at Disney California Adventure Park


On Saturday, Walt Disney Imagineering and Cast Members at Disney California Adventure Park marked a very special occasion in the construction of Buena Vista Street. A time capsule containing items specific to the park was buried in Buena Vista Plaza, to be opened by Disneyland Resort cast members in 2037. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/yPiqh1

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Fort Wilderness Trail's End Malted Waffles Recipe

 
Yield: 6 waffles

Ingredients:

2 Cups All-purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Malt
2 Tablespoons Corn Meal
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 1/4 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Each Eggs, beaten
1/4 Cup Butter, melted
2 Cups Milk
1 Tbsp Vanilla

Method:

•  Preheat a waffle iron, grease lightly.
•  Sift together the Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, and Salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
•  Combine the Eggs, melted Butter, and Milk in a medium bowl.
•  Slowly stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened.
•  For each waffle, pour about 3/4 cup of batter into a waffle iron, close the lid and bake until the steaming stops.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/mywdw-recipes-malted-waffles?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebuster

Disney/Pixar Brave - Oscars TV Spot


The latest TV Spot for Brave! It is by far my favorite ad for Brave so far! The song is called Tha Mo Ghaol Air Aird A’ Chuain by Julie Fowlis! I do not know if this is part of the soundtrack or just for this ad.

Disneyland adds overnight entertainment for 24-hour party


Disneyland park guests can look forward to:
  • Dance party featuring KIIS DJs at Tomorrowland Terrace from 8:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.
  • Second showing of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade at 10 p.m.
  • Performances by Billy Hill & the Hillbillies at The Golden Horseshoe from 11:15 p.m. – 4:45 a.m.
  • Special showing of “Fantasmic!” at 1 a.m.
  • Character meet & greets throughout the night (subject to change):
    • Mickey Mouse and friends in pajamas at Carnation Plaza Gardens
    • Darth Vader and Stormtroopers in Tomorrowland
    • Country Bears in Frontierland

Kinect Star Wars - Pod Racing, Rancor Rampage and Leia Dancing?



A filmed demonstration of Kinect Star Wars in which you can see all the different modes of the game. Pod Racing, Jedi Mode, Rancor destruction and dancing are all present in this video.

Kinect Star Wars brings the Star Wars Universe to life like never before. Harnessing the controller-free power of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect Star Wars allows fans to physically experience training as a Jedi, using the Force and battling with a lightsaber. Using full body motions, players can live out the ultimate Star Wars fantasy, no controller required.

AT-AT Ice Sculpture!

Maybe it's time to take up ice carving!

Radiator Springs Racers Poster for Cars Land!

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Poster for Cars Land!

And the winner of The Incredibles and Pixar Shorts DVD's is...

Andrew!
andel15@hotmail.com

Congrats!
You have 48 hours to email me at sasakitime@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Luigi's Flying Tires Poster

I cannot wait to ride this! A classic throwback to the Flying Saucers attraction at Disneyland!

The Road to Cars Land opens Feb. 29th!

The Blue Sky Cellar opens back up on February 29th with "The Road to Cars Land!" I hope to check it out! I can't wait for the newest land in Disney California Adventure to open this summer!

FREE Chick-n-Minis at Chick-fil-A on 2/29


On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, many Chick-fil-A locations across USA will be offering a FREE 3 count of Chick-n-Minis! Stop by your local Chick-fil-A between 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to pick up your FREE Chick-n-Minis. Limit is one per customer and no purchase is necessary.

Before heading out make sure to call your local Chick-fil-A restaurant to find out if it is participating in this Leap Year promotion!

Find a Chick-fil-A near you.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tour Titanic Belfast - The World's Largest Titanic Visitor Experience


Tour of the world's largest Titanic visitor attraction - Titanic Belfast® - located in the heart of Belfast on the slipways where she was built. Launching March 2012. For ticketing information please visit http://www.titanicbelfast.com

'Man or Muppet' wins The Oscar for Best Original Song


Disney's The Muppets is available on Blu-ray™ & DVD Combo pack and Disney Digital March 20.

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Visit the Official Site: http://disney.com/muppets

When Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

Disneyland Famous Turkey Legs Recipe for your Grill

Ingredients:
6 lg turkey legs
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. kosher salt
6 tsp. liquid smoke
water, as needed to cover


Instructions:
Rinse turkey legs and place in a large pot or non-reactive bowl. In separate bowl, dissolve brown sugar in about three cups of water. Pour over drumsticks. In same bowl, dissolve salt in another three cups of water. Pour over drumsticks. Add water to pan, using just enough to cover drumsticks. Remove drumsticks. Add liquid smoke. Stir brine til well combined.

Return turkey legs to pan and cover. Let sit in brine overnight in refrigerator.

To grill, spray cold rack with vegetable oil spray (make sure rack is not over flame). Place used brine in grill-safe pan, and place pan on a rack between the charcoal (or the flame is using a gas grill) and the rack with the drumsticks. If you don't have an extra rack, place the pan with brine on the rack alongside the drumsticks. This will help to keep turkey moist while grilling. Grill drumsticks about seven minutes per side, til lightly browned. Turning often, grill about 1 hour more, or until tender. Add more water to brine pan as needed.

Disneyland Famous Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe for your Oven

Ingredients:
1 C. Morton Tender Quick salt
1/2 C. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. liquid smoke
1/2 gallon water (or as needed)
8 turkey legs


Instructions:
In large bowl or pan, combine the water, quick salt, brown sugar, and liquid smoke. When salt and sugar have dissolved, pour mixture over turkey legs.

Cover and refrigerate for 24 to 72 hours. Drain brine from turkey legs and discard used brine. Gently pat turkey dry with paper towels.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place drumsticks in lightly greased roasting pan and bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Turn oven temperature up to 500 degrees F and roast turkey legs until they reach a deep, dark brown color. Flip drumsticks and roast other side til equally browned.

Note: DO NOT substitute regular or kosher salt for the tender quick salt (which is a mix of salt, sugar, and other curing agents), or you will end up with a too-salty, inedible mess. If you can't find the tender quick salt, look for a curing salt. If in doubt, ask your butcher.

Disneyland Famous Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe for a Meat Smoker

This recipe is as close to getting a Turkey Leg at Disneyland without actually going to the park!


Ingredients:
8 turkey legs

Brine:
1 gallon water
1 C. kosher salt
1/2 C. sugar
2 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp ground pepper
1 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp ground cumin

Turkey Drumstick Spice Rub:
3 Tbsp onion powder
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
3 Tbsp vegetable or light olive oil

Instructions: Rinse turkey legs in cold water, pat dry. For brine, combine brine ingredients in large pan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let cool to room temperature. Pour into container (a large, clean bucket works well) and refrigerate brine until cold (approximately 35-40 degrees F).
Place the turkey legs into brine. Let soak four to six hours. Remove legs, rinse well, and discard brine. Dry drumsticks well with paper towels.
In small bowl, combine spice rub ingredients with fork til well mixed. Rub onto turkey legs. Let drumsticks sit out for about one hour. Place turkey legs into smoker at 225 degrees F. A light-flavored wood is best for turkey.
Smoke legs for four to six hours, til meat is nearly falling off the bone. Remove legs from smoker, and let rest for half an hour. Devour greedily.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

John Carter (2012) - White Apes Fight Scene



Here is an extended scene along with another trailer from the film!

John Carter: Making Of Featurette


In Theaters March 9. Get tickets: http://di.sn/lm

Facebook: http://facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie

Official Site: http://disney.com/JohnCarter

Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnCarter

From Academy Award®--winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes "John Carter"—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). "John Carter" is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

The Tower of Terror Poster for Disney California Adventure!

John Carter: Legacy Featurette


In Theaters March 9. Get tickets: http://di.sn/ll

Facebook: http://facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie

Official Site: http://disney.com/JohnCarter

Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnCarter

From Academy Award®--winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes "John Carter"—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). "John Carter" is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Review of Chapter One: The Modern Local (Sinatra Sunday Brunch)

Getting ready to try the Sinatra Sunday Brunch at Chapter One! Why is it called Sinatra Sunday? Well they only play music by Sinatra or from the era! Great way to spend a lazy Sunday!
Take a look at some of their other offerings throughout the week!
I love the look of this place!
Just a great look!
Here is the menu for Sinatra Sunday Brunch!
Sinatra Sunday Brunch features endless mimosas with your meal for $5! The carriers contain four different types of juices ranging from pomegranate, to guava, to pineapple to orange juice. As soon as you are done with your four juices, they quickly bring you another carrier! Plus, the champagne glass is constantly filled and then you can pour as much champagne into your juice glass as you would like!
I ordered the Elvis!Grand Marnier French Toast, caramelized grilled bananas, and coconut peanut butter spread! It was amazing and totally filling!
My friend Brian ordered the apple pancake which was seasonal apples and maple syrup. It was pretty darn amazing as well!

I will be taking more Sunday's off!

Chapter One: the Modern Local
227 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 352-2225
Hours:
Mon-Sat 11 am - 2 am
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Oscar Recipes: 'The Artist' Not So Silent Martini


The Artist Not-So-Silent Martinis : Makes 1
Equipment: one martini glass, one mixing glass, ice, spoon and a cocktail stick.

To crust the rim
1 tablespoon of popping candy
1 teaspoon of salt flakes
1 teaspoon of liquid glucose

For the martini
2 1/2 oz/ 70 ml gin
1 oz/ 30 ml Cointreau
3 black olives on a cocktail stick
Ice

Instructions
1. Gloss the rim of the glass with a thin stripe of liquid glucose.
2. Combine the popping candy and salt on a dry plate. Rotate the rim of the glass through the pebbles to create a crust on the rim of the glass.
3. Carefully pour the Cointreau into the center of the glass (so as not to touch the popping candy) and swirl around.
4. Combine the gin with ice in a separate glass and stir to ensure it's well chilled. Strain the gin and pour carefully into the center of the martini glass.
5. Garnish with three black olives on a stick.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victoria-haschka/martini-recipe_b_1281178.html

Late-Night and Early Morning Snacking at the Disneyland Resort During One More Disney Day


So, what sort of food options will there be at Disneyland during One More Disney Day during the late night and early morning hours?

From 11 a.m. to midnight, French Market Restaurant will be offering shrimp pasta and red beans and rice. From midnight to 3:30 a.m., the menu changes to chicken gumbo, corn chowder, French dip sandwich with N’Orleans chips, shrimp salad sandwich with carrot-citrus slaw and bananas Foster cheesecake.

Roasted Bourbon Shrimp from Blue Bayou, Exclusively for One More Disney Day

For a more serious dining adventure, at Blue Bayou from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. you can order a fancy roasted bourbon shrimp stuffed with Dungeness crab mousse served with angel hair pasta and spinach in a smoked tomato-habanero-artichoke sauce. Or prime eye of round with two quail eggs, roasted cauliflower and potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a cabernet sauce.

Lump Crab Quiche from Café Orleans, Exclusively for One More Disney Day

If you remember when Café Orleans used to serve breakfast (three-cheese Monte Cristo French toast, anyone?) you’ll want to be sure to head over any time between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for specials from their former breakfast menu: scrambled eggs, Creole eggs benedict, three-cheese Monte Cristo French toast, lump crab quiche, bananas Foster French toast and fresh fruit with yogurt and granola.
Other spots to find late-night snacks from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
  • Cherry pie at The Golden Horseshoe
  • Chili cheese corn dog, fries and cherry pie at Stage Door Café
  • Brownie and krispy skewers at Bengal Barbecue
  • Green chili cheese blue corn tamales at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
  • All-beef mac ‘n cheese hot dog with bacon bits at Refreshment Corner
  • Creamy lobster bisque at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
  • Pot roast and chicken sampler at Plaza Inn
  • Chorizo and egg breakfast pizza at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port
  • Spicy chipotle chile turkey burger and onion rings at Tomorrowland Terrace
You should also know about the chili cheeseburger with fries that will be available at Village Haus Restaurant – an homage to a longtime guest favorite known as “The Woodcarver,” which has been off the menu for many years.
Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

Also, guests visiting Disneyland park in the wee hours of the mornings of February 29 and March 1 for One More Disney Day will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee or some breakfast at select Downtown Disney District locations which will be opening early on those special days. Click here for a list of Downtown Disney District restaurants that will be opening their doors early on February 29 and March 1.

Source: Disney Parks Blog
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/02/late-night-and-early-morning-snacking-at-the-disneyland-resort-during-one-more-disney-day/
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