Beyond the Kitchen

Baker’s Day Off- At Disneyland

It’s hard to remember why my family went to Disneyland this past weekend.  It could have been because my sister was in Los Angeles from San Francisco.  It could have been because my aunt and uncle were generous enough to share their free tickets.  But in all honesty, I think the real reason for our Disneyland excursion was the hot apple fritters, churros, and hot fudge sundaes.

I don’t know anyone else who goes to Disneyland for the food.  Just admitting that feels kinda gross and perverse.  Gross or not, it’s the truth of my family.  Forget pictures with Mickey, we want a picture at the churro stand.  So silly, and strangely true.


My gorgeous sister eating a warm apple fritter in New Orleans Square.  They also have heavenly funnel cake and mint juleps.  Below, I’m trying to look as though I didn’t just eat the last bite of communal fritter.

I also learned a fantastic fact about Disneyland on this trip.  In Tomorrowland, where they house all of the futuristic themed rides, all of the surrounding plants and greens are edible.  What!?  I know!  It’s true.  See, Walt Disney, the big guy in charge, had a vision for the future when he created Tomorrowland.  He thought that sustainability would be important in the future, so he made all of the plants in Tomorrowland not only decorative, but edible.  There were lemon trees, cabbage, sage, strawberry plants, and rhubarb.  What a visionary!  I’ve been to Disneyland so many times, but I’d never before noticed the produce.  How cool is that!?


That was my day out of the kitchen.  Thanks to Dan and Judy for the lovely day!  I’ll be back with more kitchen adventures tomorrow!  That’s a promise.