Today In Disney History ~ August 5th

Today In Disney History ~ August 5th


Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, diced
  • 7-8 pieces basil, chopped
  • All-purpose flour for dredging the eggplant slices
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Slice eggplant, skin on, thinly.
  2. Dredge it in the flour on both sides to evenly coat each slice, shaking off the excess.
  3. Over medium-low heat, warm enough extra virgin olive oil to cover the bottom of a sauté pan.
  4. In a few separate batches, gently sauté the slices in a single layer, until they are a light golden brown on each side.
  5. Lay them out to cool and rest.
  6. Put a layer of marinara sauce in a baking pan.
  7. Top with a layer of eggplant slices.
  8. Cover this with another layer of marinara.
  9. Add a layer of mozzarella, Parmesan and basil.
  10. Repeat this pattern three more times over in the pan.
  11. Bake in an oven at 350 degrees, remove and let stand, then serve.


Zeppole di Ricotta

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2¼ cup ricotta
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • confectioner sugar, for dusting
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and combine. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until completely blended. Slowly pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, then whisk until just combined and ingredients thoroughly moistened.
  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a large stockpot or deep fryer. Drop batter a few spoonfuls at a time, and fry about 5 minutes, turning once, or until both sides if fritters are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack over paper towels to drain about 1 minute. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve immediately.

Via Napoli’s Tiramisu Martini – Official Recipe

  • 1 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Baileys
  • 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz half and half cream
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup


  1. Mix all ingredients in a shaker and pour into glass.
  2. Garnish with chocolate powder and a chocolate stick in a martini glass.
  3. Enjoy responsibly

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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