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Disneyland 2015

I had an incredible weekend in Disneyland with my sister in law, her husband, their two daughters and 2 more nieces and a nephew. Traveling along side this family while in Disneyland is fairly familiar to me because I went with them last year as well. The clan keeps growing every year because it’s a ton of fun.

 

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Here is a pic of my sister in law Kathleen and me with The Aladdin Princess Jasmine.

I had an incredible weekend in Disneyland with my sister in law, her husband, their two daughters and 2 more nieces and a nephew. Traveling along side this family while in Disneyland is fairly familiar to me because I went with them last year as well. The clan keeps growing every year because it’s a ton of fun.


These people are Disney experts when it comes to making the most of your time and getting to go on the best rides without waiting in line for hours. It’s remarkable tagging along and observing their strategies in getting to the park early at 6:30AM so we are the first people In the park when the gates open.

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Here’s my niece Keri and her boyfriend Sam mugging it with Snow White.
The fun starts when I try to keep up with my 16 year old niece Jamie, who insists on being in the first car on the cars ride and who runs as fast as she can trying to avoid the “no running!” And “walk!” comments all along the way. I’ve never laughed so hard keeping up with her skinny and fit legs. I pride myself on being in fairly good shape and love a good competition, but this run always leaves me sore and out of breath. Seeing her smile when she sits down in that first car is something I don’t ever want to miss. Of course, we all have to go along with her silly facial expressions during the photo shoot so we all look alike. It’s crazy, exciting and fun and nothing like my everyday life back at home.

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Here are my nieces Jamie, Laura and Michelle pausing for a quick pic
The food was expensive and nothing to rave about, but we did have a few good meals that sustained our energy levels to keep up with the rigorous challenges of 3 days at the park. I couldn’t wait to come home and prepare a nice home cooked meal. One of my favorite side dishes is my twice baked potato recipe. These warm from the oven cheesy treats are perfect served along side a baked ham or prime rib roast and would be the perfect recipe for a weekend dinner party.
This recipe is a family favorite that will feed a crowd. I hope it becomes your go to meal when entertaining your loved ones too, especially when you are back from a long and fun family vacation.

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Twice Baked Cheesy Potatoes

Ingredients

10 Russet Potatoes

¼ C. Softened Butter

¾ C. Sour Cream

2 ½ oz Garlic flavored Boursin Cheese

4 oz softened cream cheese

¼ C. Milk

¾ lb. shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

2 Tbs Fresh Chopped Parsley

 

Directions

10 Russet Potatoes (coat w olive oil) bake 400degree oven for 1 hr, cut in half

Scoop out inside of potatoes and put into large bowl

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Add remaining ingredients and mix w electric hand mixer until combined.

Place potato skins onto a foil covered sheet pan. Use large spoon or ice cream scoop and fill each skin generously with cheesy mixture.

Sprinkle w parsley. Bake again in 400 degree oven for @ 30 minutes.

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And in case you don’t believe me, here is a quick YouTube video of our weekend.

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Feel free to comment, ask questions, follow me or all of the above.

Teri:)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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