Disney Dinners: FROZEN

A Norwegian menu served amongst a winter wonderland, because the bold never bothered me anyway Welcome to my Disney Dinner Party series! I’m hosting a different Disney-themed dinner party every month of 2018 and am kicking things off with the 2013 phenomenon Frozen. It’s such an atmospheric film that I thought I could have some…

Smoked Salmon Crostini

A quick and easy Norwegian appetizer This was the very first Disney dinner dish I thought of. I researched Norwegian food for countless hours and found that smoked salmon is a really big deal in Norway. Apparently Norwegians happily eat smoked salmon morning, noon, and night and to that I say, sign me up! I…

Pork Tenderloin

Garlic, ginger, and rosemary make this easy pork tenderloin sing! I really ought to make pork tenderloin more often. It’s easy, inexpensive, requires little work, and feeds a crowd. What’s not to love? Whisk together this quick marinade, pour it over the pork, and let it hang out in the fridge for a couple of…

Mustard Sauce

The French know what’t they’re doing when it comes to sauces! This very French mustard cream sauce is a go-to of mine for any and every pork dish. I often deglaze a pan with it when making pork chops – it’s even more delicious with the brown bits from searing pork! I whipped this up…

Garlic and Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside In general, I don’t love potato recipes that start with boiling water and end with a second process. It just seems like a ton of work compared to rosemary roasted potatoes or grilled potatoes. One bite of these changed my mind. They’re out of this world. They’re…

Rainbow Roasted Carrots

I knew I wanted to serve carrots at my Frozen dinner party early on as an homage to both Olaf, the snowman with a carrot nose, and Sven, the carrot-loving reindeer. If there’s one great entertaining tip I learned from watching Barefoot Contessa all these years, it’s that not every dish at a dinner party…

Amaretto Whipped Cream

Disaronno is my favorite alcohol of all time, so it’s an absolute wonder why I never talk about it here on The Rose Table. Amaretto is almond-flavored, which is the perfect complement to so many desserts. This would be delicious with a brownie, a chocolate tart, or so many different ice creams. I made this…

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge

Some sundaes are worth melting for! This deep, dark hot fudge sauce keeps for ages and heats up perfectly each and every time, making it a great make-ahead dessert when you’re serving ice cream sundaes. I served this with vanilla bean gelato, amaretto whipped cream, slivered almonds, Ice Queen sprinkles, and a white chocolate snowflake…

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway Hot Fudge Sundae

Some desserts are worth melting for! You forget how great a hot fudge sundae can be. This is anything but ordinary. When I saw Ice Queen sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles, I knew I had to serve an ice cream sundae at my Frozen dinner party. I added slivered almonds and amaretto whipped cream as an…