“Reflection” Lyric Page from Disney’s Mulan

Reflection Lyrics

I love singing to Baby Zoey and she loves being sung to!

I mean who can blame her? Her mom is communicating to her in singsong; making eye contact, smiling, and dancing or making funny movements. I haven’t sung so much in years (harsh comments in high school broke my confidence) and it feels good! I am opening back up and throwing myself into showing her my love through music and I think it’s having a positive affect on her and me.

I used to know all the songs from Disney movies by heart, but I’m a little rusty. I’ve started making lyric pages to refresh my memory or teach me new songs I’ve never known! Feel free to save them to your phone for a quick reference, and please let me know if there are any songs you would like to see lyric pages for!

The Hua Family Pork Dumpling Recipe (Mulan)

The Faa Family and Mushu's Pork Dumpling or Potsticker Recipe from Disney's Mulan.INTRODUCTION

Welcome back friends! This week we’ll be cooking up the dumplings or potstickers featured in Disney’s Mulan.

Mushu's Happy Porridge and Faa Family Dumpling Recipe from Disney's Mulan.This recipe is featured twice, once when the Hua family is eating dinner before Mulan departs for training, and again when Mushu pulls one out to roast towards the end of the film.

The Faa Family and Mushu's Pork Dumpling or Potsticker Recipe from Disney's Mulan. The Faa Family and Mushu's Pork Dumpling or Potsticker Recipe from Disney's Mulan.Dumplings, in this case potstickers, are delicious! This recipe would have been (and could be) easier if I had used store-bought wonton wrappers, but I was looking in the wrong place and couldn’t find them. It’s a happy accident though, now the whole recipe has been made from scratch!

The Faa Family and Mushu's Pork Dumpling or Potsticker Recipe from Disney's Mulan. The Faa Family and Mushu's Pork Dumpling or Potsticker Recipe from Disney's Mulan. The Faa Family and Mushu's Pork Dumpling or Potsticker Recipe from Disney's Mulan.DUMPLING DOUGH
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (plus a little extra for kneading)
  • 1 egg
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1⁄2 cup of water
  • Cornstarch (for rolling out the dough)
INSTRUCTIONS (DUMPLING DOUGH)
  1. Place the flour into a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, salt, and water.
  3. Create a well in the center of the flour and pour in the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix everything together with a spoon (or your hands), until the mixture begins to come together.
  5. Turn the dough onto a hard surface, dusted with flour and knead for about 3 to 5 minutes. The dough should be firm, but smooth when you are done. If your dough is too tacky, add a little extra flour to your counter.
  6. Place the dough back in a floured bowl, cover it with a damp towel, and let it rest for 1 hour.
  7. Divide the dough in half. Cover one half of the dough with your towel.
  8. Lightly dust your counter-top with cornstarch (NOT flour), and roll half of the dough as thin as you can. Mine came out a little thick. but it worked out just fine!
  9. Cut the sheet into 3 inch circles (you can use a cookie cutter, I used a cup).
  10. Repeat with the remaining dough until you’ve cut the maximum number of circles.
PORK DUMPLINGS (POTSTICKERS)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped head cabbage
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon of sesame oil (or more to taste)
  • 1 lightly beaten egg white
  • 6 Tablespoon vegetable oil (for light frying)
INSTRUCTIONS (PORK DUMPLINGS)
  1. Season the ground pork to your preference and cook it In a skillet on medium high heat until it’s golden brown.
  2. Add the chopped cabbage and green onion to the skillet midway through so they can cook and get soft as the ground pork finishes.
  3. Place the individual dumpling wrappers on a clean, dry surface and scoop about a tablespoon of filling in the center of each one.
  4. Moisten the edge of each wrapper with the beaten egg white before folding.
  5. Pull the edge of each wrapper over the filling and use your fingers to crimp the edge into a folded fan pattern (see images above).
  6. Add 3 to 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a wok or deep skillet on medium heat.
  7. Place the dumplings in single layer on the bottom of pan and fry them on each surface until browned (about 2 to 3 minutes each side).
  8. Remove from the heat and enjoy!

Mushu’s Happy Porridge Recipe (Mulan)

Mushu's Happy Porridge Recipe from Disney's Mulan.INTRODUCTION

Welcome back friends! This week we’ll be cooking the happy porridge Mushu serves to Mulan in Disney’s Mulan.

Mushu's Happy Porridge and Faa Family Dumpling Recipe from Disney's Mulan.This recipe is featured when Mulan is about to start her training. Mushu wakes her up the first morning with this happy breakfast to get her day started!

Mushu's Happy Porridge Recipe from Disney's Mulan.You can see little grains of rice in the porridge Mushu holds out to Mulan so to stay as true to the recipe from the film as I could I made congee. Congee is a type of porridge created with rice and enjoyed in China. It’s super easy to make and super delicious! I also chose to make the eggs in a muffin tin and the bacon on a baking sheet so I could cook them all at once and it was easier to keep them in the correct shape for the happy face on the porridge.

Mushu's Happy Porridge Recipe from Disney's Mulan.MUSHU’S HAPPY PORRIDGE
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of jasmine rice
  • Salt to taste
INSTRUCTIONS (PORRIDGE)
  1. Bring the 4 cups of water and 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil in a medium to large pot.
  2. Add the rice and bring the combination back to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and let it gently simmer with a partially closed lid, stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. The longer the porridge cooks the thicker it will get, keep in mind it also gets thicker after it’s cooled off. Once you are happy with the consistency, remove your porridge from the heat.
  5. Season with salt to your taste.
  6. Serve Mushu’s happy porridge in a bowl, arranging 2 cooked eggs and a bacon slice (see below) to look like a happy face on top.
  7. Enjoy!
BACON AND EGGS
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 slices of bacon
INSTRUCTIONS (BACON AND EGGS)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grease 8 cups of a muffin or cupcake tin.
  3. Gently crack and place an uncooked egg into each greased cup of the muffin or cupcake tin. I personally only used the yolk and half of the white of each egg, but you can use the whole egg if preferred!
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon in half and line the pieces out on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Place the eggs and bacon in the preheated oven to cook. The eggs will take about 15 minutes and the bacon will take about 25 minutes, but keep an eye on them as every oven is different!
  7. Carefully (because they’re hot) remove the eggs and bacon from the pans and arrange them on the porridge (see above).
  8. Enjoy!