We have been reading The BFG by Roald Dahl in anticipations of the latest Movie The BFG directed by steven Speilberg hitting the big screen on Friday July 1rst. The book copy we are reading was part of the swag at the awesome and magical Disney Social MEdia Moms Celebrations. As we have been enjoying the book as a family, we have come across a couple of words that only belong to “The BFG dictionary”. As we discovered its meaning, we set out to get busy in the kitchen with our versions of Snozzcumber and Frobscottle recipes. Here are our favorite The BFG Inspired Drinks .
The BFG Inspired Cucumber Drinks
Becuase we have been reading the book, I didn’t have to twist anyone’s arm into using cucumbers for our recipes. That put me ahead of the game #ComiendoConBFG 🙂 I think our South Florida very hot summer days is what made the kids decide on creating The BFG Inspired Drinks. Like everything around here, these recipes are fun, easy and quick to make. As a matter of fact the “The Mommy Snozzcumber Water” as the kids call it, only requires come chopping! The Upward Frobscottle Fizz which is kid designed and approved. Here are our recipes:
The Mommy Snozzcumber Water
I love how the kids always think of me when they come up with their ideas. While the book so far does not mention moms, the kids said adults should have their own recipe. From the different infused waters they see me drink, they came up with “The Mommy Snozzcumber Water”
- a pitcher of water
- a sliced cucumber
- sliced strawberries
- mint leaves
- Add the sliced cucumber, strawberries and mint leaves to the pitcher of water
- Place the pitcher in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so its refreshing and allows some time for the flavors of the ingredients to intermingle
- You can add some ice for a more refreshing sensation
The Upward Frobscottle Fizz
There was a big discussion about how to make the bubbles flow downward as it happens with The BFG’s Frobscottle. Nevertheless, after many exchanges, the crowd grew thirsty and decided they should just work with the ingredients they had at hand for “The Upward Frobscottle Fizz”
- coconut water
- seltzer water
- 1 chopped cucumber
- a few mint leaves
- Put in the blender cup the coconut water, chopped cucumber and mint leaves and puree them in the blender.
- Add two tablespoons of honey and blend again
- Add 2 cups of seltzer water to the mix and serve
Tip: this weekend we discovered a fizzy coconut water drink which will now replace the seltzer water.
We also have a delicious The BFG Dream Catching Snozzcumber Salad that you must take a look at.
About The BFG
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened ofthe mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince theQueen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of thegiants once and for all.