We’d been tossing around the idea of visiting Disney World again soon, so my family and I had been wanting to look through our Disney World vacation photos–you know, to help convince ourselves (as if we needed a reminder of how great of a time we had!).  I saw our resort mugs in the cabinet and decided it would be fun to surprise everyone with a little themed meal.

Inspired by Making a Home, I made Mickey heads on pizzas, with 1 pepperoni and 2 black olive slices for ears.

Mickey PizzasI cut a little bow out of a pepperoni slice to make one into Minnie Mouse.  Instead of making one, big pizza, I made mini English Muffin pizzas.

Minnie Pizza

If you’ve never made these before, they’re so easy.  All you need is:

  • Sliced English Muffins
  • 1 can of pizza sauce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza toppings (Pepperoni and Black Olive slices to make Mickeys!)

Put them on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the muffin is a little bit toasted.  They could also be frozen individually for a quick lunch later!

I wanted something to go with them, so I thought I’d create Mickey-shaped breadsticks.

Mickey Breadstick

These Mickey Mouse Breadsticks are so simple, but I know sometimes we all just need a little bit of inspiration, so I thought I’d share them.

  • Refrigerated tube of breadstick dough
  • Melted butter (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic salt

Breadstick dough peels apart into 8 long pieces.  Each strip will make 2 Mickeys.

Mickey Breadstick step 1

Pull off one strip of the breadstick dough and split it in half.

Mickey Breadsticks step 2

Working with one half at a time, tear off two 1-inch pieces, so you have one long piece and two short ones.

Mickey Breadstick

Then–you guessed it–roll each piece into balls and stick them together in the shape of Mickey’s head.  I thought it may take a little longer to bake since the balls of dough are thicker than a stick, but the bake time turned out to be the same as the package instructions for regular breadsticks.

Bake these little cuties for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

When they come out, brush them with melted butter and sprinkle on garlic salt and grated Parmesan.  Carefully remove them with a spatula.  (The ears come off easily.)  They make bite-sized pull-apart breadsticks!  So cute and yummy!  And simple!

For dessert, I replicated The “Plaza” Ice Cream Sundae from Main Street USA.  Delicious (and also easy!) 

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

As it turns out, by the time we had our Disney night, we’d made a decision already (the news of free dining had become official!), so the meal became our time to announce the big vacation news to our kids.  Yay!!  Let the countdown begin soon!

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