IT’S NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY!
Remember Psy? Whatever happened to that guy?
We’re not sure about you, but only one thing comes to mind when we think about pistachios. Not ice cream… not mustaches… but good old Mickey and the Beanstalk. It, along with Bongo, was a shorter-than-feature-length animated film released by Disney in 1947 as a sort of double-feature package thing called Fun and Fancy Free. They did a bunch of those anthologies in the 1940s, such as Make Mine Music, Saludos Amigos, the Three Caballeros… not to mention Fantasia! Sometime in the late 1980s when SP was a lil babe and AK was a work in progress, Mickey and the Beanstalk was a standalone VHS release and we both went on to watch the crap out of it during our respective toddlerhoods. The important part:
Because the internet is a wondrous place and everyone has already thought of everything, we stumbled upon a pretty sweet blog called Disney Meals that shares recipes inspired by foods in Disney movies. Lucky for us, they already did chocolate pot roast with stispashio… with spismashmi… with green gravy!
AK followed the recipe pretty closely, with only a couple adjustments:
The veggiewine had to simmer for quite a long time before the liquid was reduced enough. Meanwhile…
Just before dinnertime we worked together to make some pistachio gravy! The recipe from Disney Meal mentions that it doesn’t come out very green, so we put food coloring in it to make it fun. YAY.
We were super impressed with how delicious this turned out. As AK put it, the flavor profile was exactly what she imagines when using the term “savory.” The rosemary made everything smell and taste even more amazing. It would be really great in a pot pie, too… although we’d likely avoid that because of calories. Overall, a definite do-over! Thanks, Disney Meals!
Tomorrow is Strawberry Day/Kahlua Day.