Disney World Recap and Italian Parmesan Chicken

So here are some quick highlights of our Disney World trip (besides the meals of course)… What a wonderfully fabulous trip it was.

Love getting to Magic Kingdom before the park opens and hardly anyone is on Main Street.

Megan on Tom Sawyer’s Island with her favorite ride in the background….Big Thunder Mountain. It was closed and she was so disappointed. But not as disappointed as she was the second day when we got to Epcot and found out that her 2nd favorite ride (Test Track) was closed too.

We got to go for a special behind the scenes photo shoot with Mickey and Pluto (thanks to our Disney Rewards card from Chase). There wasn’t a line and Mickey and Pluto danced with the girls. We got a free 5×7 too.

This was our dinner at Garden Grill at Epcot. When the waitress brought it too our table the girls had a look on their face like she had just served them a plate of worms. Taylor said “This is our dinner?? Are you serious??” They ate bread…

This was the family in line in front of us at Animal Kingdom.



Okay, so when the wonderful Disney World man approached me about being in the parade at Animal Kingdom he failed to mention that there was a “costume”. I would have preferred a tiara but this was a wonderful experience. Although waving for 27.3 minutes is a lot of hard work!

There was a lot of Vinylmation trading going on. Everyone ended up happy even though they never got their favorite one.

We saw a 4′ snake. From what I can tell, it was a Black Racer and Taylor will never stay at this hotel again.

This is what a $10 tip gets you. The girls couldn’t wait to see if the maids had done anything with their animals or made them towel animals. Every day we left $2 and got nothing. Finally on the last day we left $10 and they were happy to find Stitch hanging in the window.

We ate at Wolfgang Puck Express 3 nights at Downtown Disney. Wouldn’t recommend the sandwiches but the rest was great! The staff was awesome as well.

Still trying to get back into the swing of things at home so I had to use what I had…another Kraft Fresh Take. This time Italian Parmesan Chicken.

Italian Parmesan Chicken

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Line baking pan with foil

Mix Fresh Take together in package

Moisten chicken with water and dip into mixture

Place on foil covered pan

Bake for 28-30 minutes

Servings: 6
Calories: 208
Fat: 12
Fiber: 0

Today’s Leopard Find: Oven Mitt and Pot Holder …

Kraft Fresh Takes Cheddar Jack and Bacon Review

Kroger’s had a special on their chicken if you purchased the new Kraft Fresh Takes, so I decided to try it since this week has been so crazy. (Here’s a coupon for you too) It was really easy. Cleaning and preparing chicken is one of my least favorite things to do. I did find a video on how to prepare chicken breasts. I was hoping it had some new trick I didn’t know about but no such luck. A few weeks ago I bought a new meat tenderizer because the one we had was put in the dishwasher and was leaving black and grey stuff on everything it touched. The new one said “dishwasher safe”. Well guess what??…it did the same thing. So now I’m resorting to anything else…pan, wine bottle, fist (I’m open to any other suggestions). Cover it with parchment paper before attempting to tenderize.
The Fresh Takes was really good. Plus it was super easy and quick.
1 lb chicken
6oz package Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack & Bacon Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Tenderize chicken. Place chicken in mixture and place on baking sheet. (I would cover the baking sheet with foil)
Place any leftover mixture on top of chicken
Bake for 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
Fat: 9
Fiber: 0
Today’s Leopard Find: Mat for kitchen or your bathroom.