Long live our dreams! The Big Friendly Giant tells us, by the pen of Roald Dahl, that “Dreams is full of mystery and magic…do not try to understand them”. Disney’s The BFG movie captures our imagination in the most heartwarming way when tow lonely soul’s find each other in and adventure that brings forth their strength and good nature. I love the idea of letting ourselves get lost in our dreams to enjoy them and see where they take us. And so, on that note, we continue with our The BFG inspired culinary excursions with the kids. After making delicious The BFG inspired drinks, the kids looked to their dreams and imagination for the perfect complement. The result is our The BFG Dream Catching Snozzcumber Salad, a nod to the job of smallest giant in Giant country.
Our Dreamy Snozzcumber Salad
Once “The Mommy Snozzcumber Water” and “The Upward Frobscottle Fizz” were done, we needed somethinging to munch on as we enjoyed our drink creations. While the Snozzcumber are nobody’s favorite in the movie, outside of Giant Country, the cucumbers at hand got put into use for a refreshing salad with a kick of spice. The little chefs claim that the spicyness of the salad is an important reminder to keep the dreams coming, or alternatively to keep reaching for them. Which ever your interpretation, this refreshing salad is the perfect dish for any The BFG celebration as well as as every summer get together. Here is our recipe for The BFG Dream Catching Snozzcumber Salad :
- Thinly sliced cucumbers
- Pepper flakes to taste
- 1/2 cup of diced cilantro
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 lemons or lime for their juice
- In a bowl mix the olive oil lime or lemon juice salt and pepper with a spoon
- Once thoroughly mixed (watch the kids, they might read that as “vigorously”) add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and toss
- Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge and serve
We are ready for our The BFG snack time with drinks and salad at hand! Are you ready to get creative with cucumbers in honor of Disney’s film The BFG?
Your Chance to Win!
Don’t let The BFG fun stop in the kitchen or around the dinner table discussing the fun parts of the movie, how about entering for a chance to win THE BFG Dream Sweepstakes trip for four to England & France from Adventures by Disney! There are a couple ways to enter:
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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 of the 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 the giants once and for all.