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.