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Dinner and a Movie: The Little Prince

Dinner and a Movie: The Little Prince includes recipes for Cinnamon Pancakes, Baked Bacon, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs, and Apple Cinnamon Popcorn

Oh me. Oh my.  Have you seen the Netflix production of The Little Prince yet?  Because it’s my new favorite.

Of course the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is amazeballs, too, so I wouldn’t expect any less.

And the film is oh, so perfect for a family movie night.  I’m not kidding, I belly laughed at Jeff Bridges’ Aviator and cried alligator tears at the end.  I think you will, too.

Because what could be better than a story about a story?

The Little Prince

This film isn’t taken directly from the book.  Rather, it’s about a little girl living in a Very Grown Up world (the news reports cracked me up) who meets the Aviator (the pilot) when he’s old.  He brings her childhood back to life by telling her the story of how he met the Little Prince and the tales of the prince’s travels.    All kinds of hot names voice this film.  James Franco plays the fox; Benicio del Toro plays the snake.  The Conceited Man is voiced by Ricky Gervais and Rachel McAdams voices the little girl’s mother.  Also, my man Paul Rudd plays Mr. Prince, the grown up version of the Little Prince (and you’ll have to watch the movie to find out what That’s about).

I’m not kidding when I say this film is my new favorite. It’s so magical just by paying homage to childhood.  I wish the Aviator was my next-door neighbor.

The best part?  The Aviator takes The Little Girl to get pancakes.  So us?  We’re having Breakfast For Dinner!

Dinner

Recipes for Cinnamon Pancakes, Baked Bacon, and Cheesy Scrambled Eggs--Breakfast for dinner for Dinner and a Movie: The Little Prince

Cinnamon Pancakes

What you need:

  • 1 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp oil

What you do:

  • In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients
  • Add the beaten egg and melted butter and stir until blended
  • add 1/2 cup milk and blend, adding more if necessary to make the batter just thin enough to pour
  • Heat oil over medium heat on griddle or skillet
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto heated  griddle or skillet
  • When full of bubbles and the underside is browned, turn and brown the other side
  • Serve with maple syrup and additional butter.

Baked Bacon

If that sounds weird to you, let me tell you–it did to me, too, when my beautiful husband first suggested it.  But baking the bacon on a slotted pan means all the grease drips down away from the bacon and you get perfect, crisp yummy good stuff every time.  So now I don’t cook bacon any other way.  Hey, he’s right occasionally.

What you need:

  • 1 lb bacon
  • That’s all (I mean, what else would you need?  It’s bacon.)

What you do:

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Arrange bacon on a slotted broiling pan (if you don’t have one, set a metal cooling rack atop a bacon pan with enough of an edge to catch the grease)
  • Bake 20 minutes

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

For my family, I have to double this recipe.  My boys are still growing, and they’re already giants.  Which is why I have hens.  So I can keep them in eggs.

What you need:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheese of choice (we prefer American)
  • 1/2 tsp oil

What you do:

  • Heat oil in deep skillet over medium heat
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk together
  • Pour mixture into skillet
  • Stir constantly until eggs are set (they should resemble medium-soft curds)
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.

Dessert

Apple Cinnamon Popcorn recipe for Dinner and a Movie: The Little Prince

Like you need more sweets on top of that, right? But The Little Girl enjoys an apple for breakfast one morning, so we’re going to have some yummy apple (and not too sweet) goodness.

Apple Cinnamon Popcorn

What you need:

  • 2 cups chopped dried apples (you can dry them yourself by coring and cutting an apple into 1/8 inch slices, arrange them on an oiled cookie sheet and bake at 200F for 2-3 hours until dry but not soft)
  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract

What you do:

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, spices, brown sugar, and vanilla
  • Place apples in a large shallow baking pan (the popcorn’s going in there, too, so make it Large
  • Bake 20 minutes. (If you dried them yourself, just chop the warm, dried apples once they’ve cooled enough to handle)
  • Remove pan from oven and stir in popcorn
  • Drizzle butter mixture over popcorn mixture, stirring well.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Pour onto wax paper to cool.
  • Try not to gorge yourself.  Just try.

Your kiddos will love getting breakfast for dinner, and the whole family will love this gorgeous version of The Little Prince.  I mean, I can’t even.  This is the good stuff.

Have fun!

Love wins,

KT

 

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.

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13 Comments

  1. I need to both read and watch this one! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina
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  2. I loved this movie! We’ve watched it quite a few times, but now I want to go and watch it again. And breakfast for dinner is always a fun treat. Thanks for sharing on the Love to Learn hop.
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  3. I love having breakfast at dinner time. It’s like comfort food all over again.

    • Yeah yeah. I feel like I should pick a day and have breakfast for every meal. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast, omelet for lunch, pancakes for dinner. Sounds happy-making.

  4. I love Breakfast for Dinner! What a fun idea 🙂

  5. I love baking bacon; though lately we have been using a griddle with a drip pan because my husband swears that baked bacon tastes different. LOL. Those cinnamon pancakes sound wonderful and this sounds like a really cute story.
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  6. All these recipes sound so yummy that I can’t wait to try them out.As for the movie I haven’t seen it or read the book with my son so we will check into them this week. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. Have a nice day.

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