We had a blast with our Mulan night last night. First off, this is totally doable on vacation if you are a crazy lunatic like me and willing to microwave food in the cafeteria while people watch you! That said, I made it as easy as I could.
After a bit of research, I learned that cashews and oranges are very special to the Chinese culture. That, and the accessibility to ingredients helped me to form this menu:
- Aldi Chicken Lo Mein (we had 3 adults/ 3 kids. 3 bags worked perfectly)
- Mandarin orange lunch packs
- Crisp Rice cereal
- Butter (1/2 stick)
- Mini marshmallows (1/2 bag)
- Whipped topping, thawed
- Yellow m&ms or reese’s pieces
- Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, red candy melts (I thought I was being smart and planning ahead but putting them all in a bag together to save on space. DON’T DO THIS! Florida is hot. They will all melt together in a big nasty mess. If they do, it’s ok. Just break up the big chunky blobs by color as best as you can.)
I followed the directions for making the Lo Mein. Yummmm! We topped with cashews and ate with a side of oranges. Super easy!
You can see our craft in the back. If you scroll to the bottom, I included scanned copies of my original art work for you to print off for free if you would like to make Mushu and Cri-Kee fans. Just color, accordion fold, and tape/ staple the bottom.
This is when it got a bit crazy. I made crisp rice treats in the microwave at the quick service. There I am, microwaving butter and marshmallows in a lunch meat tub, melting chocolate on a leftover tray from the night prior’s chicken dinner.
Anyway, make your crisp rice treats according to the package recipe. Press into your already eaten mandarin orange plastic bowls. You should be able to make about 6 treats with that amount of butter/ marshmallow. Top with little whipped cream dollops for egg whites and yellow m&ms or reese’s pieces for yolks. Smear your melted chocolates to make bacon mouths. Enjoy once chocolate has set.
See, now you have Mushu Porridge for dessert! It’s a real thing.
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