Welcome back friends! We took a little break from creating Disney recipes, but I’ve missed this, so we’re picking things back up again! This month we’ll be roasting the peanuts from the WDP Circus in Disney’s Dumbo.
This recipe is featured twice in the film. Timothy mouse is snacking on them when he first meets Dumbo, and when Dumbo stretches his ears to fly, he sucks them up and sprays over all the rude elephants.
I love salted peanuts! These are brined to get the salted flavor within the the shell, then tossed with peanut oil and salt before roasting. These are a healthy and delicious snack, I hope you enjoy them!
WDP CIRCUS’S ROASTED PEANUTS
1 1/2 pounds in-shell raw dried peanuts
2 quarts of water
1/2 cup of kosher salt
2 tablespoons of peanut oil
2 tablespoons of kosher salt
Thoroughly rinse the peanuts under cool water to remove any excess dirt.
In a large bowl or pot, dissolve the 1/2 cup of salt in the water, then add the peanuts.
Place a plate over the water’s surface to ensure the peanuts are submerged and brine for 24 hours.
Drain the water, and spread the peanuts on baking sheets in a single layer to dry (this may take several days).
Once the peanuts are dry, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the peanuts in a large bowl and toss them with the peanut oil and salt until well coated.
Spread the peanuts back out onto baking sheets in a single layer.
Roast in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, rotating the pan(s) after 20 minutes. Everyone’s oven is different, so keep an eye on them so they won’t burn!
Remove the peanuts from the oven. They will continue to “cook” and become crunchy as they cool.
Welcome to the spooky month of October my friends!
My family and I have created a playlist of family friendly Halloween music for you and yours! Halloween may be celebrated a little differently this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t kindle a little Halloween spirit!
This year we’ve decided to focus more on jazzy halloween inspired music with a few other songs sprinkled in that fit the mood. The Disney and Danny Elfman presence in this list is strong and I found myself wishing I could find more jazz covers of the Disney Villains songs.
Please let us know if we missed or left out any of your family friendly halloween favorites you feel should be included! We’d love to hear from you!
Family Friendly Halloween Playlist 2020
Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi Trio
Monsters, Inc. | Randy Newman
Charlie Brown Theme | Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Scare Floor | Randy Newman
Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Piano Duet (The Corpse Bride) | Danny Elfman
Overture (The Nightmare Before Christmas) | Danny Elfman
This is Halloween | The Citizens of Halloweentown
Grim, Grinning Ghosts | The Haunted Mansion Happy Haunts
Sally’s Song | Catherine O’hara
Jack and Sally Montage | Danny Elfman
Jack’s Lament | Danny Elfman
Ball & Socket Lounge Music #1 | Danny Elfman
Remains of the Day | Danny Elfman
They Don’t Scare Me | Mickey Mouse
Monster Mash | Bobby “Boris” Pickett
The Munsters | Jack Marshall
Trust in Me | Scarlett Johansson
Snuff Out the Light | Eartha Kitt
Witchy Woman | The Eagles
I Put a Spell On You | Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Friends on the Other Side | Keith David
Man with the Hex | The Atomic Fireballs
The Headless Horseman | Thurl Ravenscroft
Superstition | Stevie Wonder
Remains of the Day (Combo Lounge Version) | Danny Elfman
Cruella De Vil | Dr. John
Ball & Socket Lounge Music #2 | Danny Elfman
Little Birdie (Instrumental) | Vince Guaraldi Trio