Thursday, July 21, 2016

Food Glorious Food #4- S'mores Pastries

This recipe just came to me one day when my mom was using pastry dough for a lemon square recipe and had some left over. We happened to have chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in the pantry, so it all just clicked in my head.

Shannon's S'mores Pastries

Any pastry dough, homemade or store bought
Semi sweet chocolate chips (I recommend Nestle's Toll House)
Mini marshmallows

Prepare the dough as directed. Shape in a cupcake tin, with or without paper cups. (Just be sure to spray the pan is you go without!)

Fill the dough with marshmallows and chocolate.

If you have any leftover dough, shape it into little strips and lay across the top of the pastries, sprinkling the top with sugar.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees F until golden brown, about 15 minutes. The marshmallows should be toasted a golden brown and the chocolate melting.

I haven't tried this, but for a real s'mores atmosphere, add in graham cracker crumbs.

It's sure to be a perfect summertime treat!

Let it Go

Frozen ain't happening. My initial audition went well, but I guess even with stage shows at Disney they have height regulations. Oh well. At least there's more for me to look forward to...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Love is An Open Door

The audition for Palm Springs didn't go so well...

I'm getting ready for the next one though- FROZEN at Disney's California Adventure is looking for new talent. This time I'm going for it!!!

Turns out they're holding them at the same venue the Palm Springs one was at, so that makes it easy for my mom who will be accompanying me once again.

I was one of the millions of people who caught the Frozen bug when it first came out, and started teaching myself "Let it Go" as soon as I could get my hands on audio of it.

I have rehearsed with my voice teacher to make sure I will be ready. This is a job I really want a shot at!

Elsa is the ultimate role model for girls, the only Disney female whose storyline isn't defined by finding true love. Plus she's almost identical to another character I love, who was originated by her voice actress Idina Menzel...

From the footage I've seen of the show, it's pretty damn awesome! The sets, costumes, puppets all bring the story alive straight from the movie. But even just to work for Disney playing one of their characters, and mesmerize kids and their families alike would be an amazing experience.

Let's see if luck and faith joins my side!