This month’s Food n Flix selection is Wreck It Ralph and is hosted by Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
We watched this movie as a family a few years ago, and I remember thinking it was cute, but it didn’t become a family favorite. When we all sat down to watch it and pay closer attention to it this weekend, I loved it! It is a perfect movie for my generation; 80s kids who grew up at arcades. We get to go inside our favorite games and see what those characters do when they’re not being played. How cool is the Game Central Station that exists inside the cables?! I need to go to an arcade and figure out how to get inside those cables now.
A few days before watching Wreck it Ralph, when I had told the girls it was our movie of the month, Abby went through a whole list of ideas of what we could make for it! She remembered way more of the movie than I did, and had some great ideas about foods. She talked about how Ralph sneaks cherries out of the PacMan game, and said we should definitely do something with cherries. The girls also wanted me to buy every candy from the store so we could make our own Sugar Rush racers. We thought of something that would represent a gold medal, and the idea of a hero.
I did not buy every candy from the store, but I did come home with Skittles, Nerds, Sour Straws, Sour Watermelons, Hot Tamales, Mini Starburst, and Googley Eyes. I love the character Vanellope and the fact that she is a glitch! I know its a “bad thing” in the film, but I am attracted to funky, off the wall, rebel personalities. Instead of making Sugar Rush race cars, I decided to make Very Vanellope Cookies! I took my favorite sugar cookie recipe, cut it into funky shapes, and then we decorated with frosting and candy! I may have won stepmom of the year with this meal.
It is January, so cherries are not in season, and I’m not a fan of buying out of season. So I picked up some frozen cherries, maraschino cherries, cherry juice, and cherry lime La Croix not really knowing yet what direction I was headed. I decided on a cocktail, and it turned out to be a great idea! My main dish for this meal is a nod to the Hero aspect of this film, and so we have a Hero Sandwich! Badabing.
Wreck it Ralph
-mustard, mayo, pepperoncini, olives
Very Vanellope Cookies