Disney movie night | The Princess & the Frog

I'm super excited about this month's Disney-themed dinner & a movie night!! I'm loving this series we've been doing. It was pretty obvious what we had to make for this one! :D Gumbo and beignets!! I wanted to take it up a notch so we decided to make mickey shaped beignets!!


My bestie did the majority of the research for the gumbo recipe. She has some friends that are Louisiana natives. They gave her their fave recipes and sent her some pre-made roux for us to use when making the gumbo. It saved us about 1 - 2 hours making the gumbo recipe!! I had no clue it was so involved. We ended up splicing together a couple of recipes to make ours and it turned out A M A Z I N G !!! I've had gumbo once before and it was just okay, but this recipe is sooooooo stinking good. Like 2nds & 3rds even when you are full good! haha!



I also made a fun little video showing some of the steps of making the gumbo and beignets for yall. It's over on my Instagram page and my TikTok if you wanna check it out! :)


Recipes:


Gumbo:

serves 6-8


• 1 green bell pepper, diced

• 1 large yellow onion, diced

• 3 -4 celery stalks, leaves & all, diced

• 7 -8 cups chicken broth (2 32 oz cartons)

• 4 heaping tablespoons of roux

Pre-made roux that we used

• 2 -3 cloves of garlic

• 2 Tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning

• 1 rotisserie chicken, meat picked off into bite-size pieces

• 12 oz package andouille chicken sausage, sliced

• 12 oz package raw or pre-cooked peeled & deveined shrimp, thawed

• 1 cup ice-cold water


• 2 cups of uncooked white rice or brown rice, cooked according to the package.


Directions:

1. Clean and dice up all the veggies. Pick off the meat on the rotisserie chicken making sure it's in bite-size pieces and place it into a bowl for later use. Slice the sausage into fairly thin rounds.


2. Brown sausage on each side in a saute pan and then set sausage aside in another bowl (or plate). Add about 1/2 a cup of chicken stock to the pan to deglaze it. Use a wooden spoon to scrape off all the flavor from the sausage at the bottom of the pan and add to pot with the roux.


3. If you bought raw shrimp go ahead and cook it in the same pan used for sausage and set it aside.


4. Start cooking the rice according to the package - we used a rice cooker.


5. Add 6 cups of chicken broth to a large pot. We used a 7-quart dutch oven, like this one.

and add in 4 heaping tablespoons of the pre-made roux, mix until fully incorporated, along with all of the diced veggies.


6. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let simmer for about 6-8 min, or until veggies are tender (poke with a fork to check). Stir in cajun seasoning and garlic.


7. Add in your meats: chicken, shrimp, and sausage.


8. Pour in a cup of ice-cold water and stir (apparently, it helps bring out the flavors).


9. Add more seasonings if needed to taste. (We didn't need to add anything to ours! :)

and more chicken stock if gumbo is too thick. Let heat through for a few minutes.


10. We forgot to buy some but, add in some Tobasco if you really wanna be like the movie!


11. Serve the gumbo over rice and enjoy!!



* Here are the recipes we used for reference!

video: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo by The Cajun Ninja

Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo - Tastes Better From Scratch


 

Easy beignets:


We followed this recipe:

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/biscuit-beignets/b4e20c05-b9ff-4e1c-aa61-05f01288d790


with these Mickey Mouse shaped cookie cutters


We used the 2nd largest and a couple of the smaller cookie cutters to make different sizes. :)



And that's it!!! :D If you recreate this please tag me or message me I'd love to see and hear about it!

We have already started planning out next month's movie night and I'm super excited!!



xo,

Mal