The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective has always been a favourite of mine. For our movie night we served crumpets and the cheddar cheese soup from a recipe from Le Cellier in Epcot at Disney. The recipe calls for Moosehead beer but we made half without for the kids.





For the activity we made a paper craft of Big Ben. It was a lot of cutting but worth it because the kids really enjoyed doing it and recognized it during the Olympics so it really made them eager to visit England with me one day. Here is the link to the paper craft, made by Canon. All you need to do is print out the pdf, cut out the pieces and glue with a glue stick so probably no shopping list necessary for this craft.


Below is the recipe for the soup (my daughter says it’s her new all time favourite).

Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup (Serves: 6)

113 g smoked bacon finely chopped
1 medium red onion cut into 1/4 in. pieces
125 mL finely sliced celery
125 mL finely chopped carrots
45 mL all-purpose flour
750 mL whole milk
500 mL chicken stock
360 mL grated white cheddar
3 dashes Tabasco
2.5 mL Worcestershire sauce
125 mL Moosehead Canadian Ale, room temperature
salt and pepper to taste
15 mL thinly sliced chives

1. Cook the bacon in a large heavy-bottomed, non-reactive soup pot over medium heat until wilted but not browned.
2. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook until the onion is translucent and bacon has crisped.
3. Sprinkle in flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and stock, a little at a time, blending well to ensure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese, Tabasco, Worcestershire and ale. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite bread and top with chopped chives.

4 thoughts on “The Great Mouse Detective

  1. Great blog! I’ll forward a few articles about blog etiquette, but number one rule is if you talk about something that came from someone else, link to it automatically. Not only is it good manners to give credit where credit is due, but that kind of “link love” can come back to you in turn. Plus, it saves your reader’s time not to have to ask, and every good hostess (as you always are) knows that anticipating her guests’ wants and needs is the key to a successful party. Good luck and happy blogging! 🙂

    • Hi Mamasmyth! Thanks for reading and thank you as well for offering to send the article! I know I have a lot to learn! I will make up the recipes, craft instructions and shopping list for the Treasure Planet movie night so people have them but everything came out of my head so no need to worry there about not giving credit where credit is due! 🙂

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