Thoughts on Cinderella

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Highlights:  I like this move because it makes me happy.  There is some action and some suspense (will she get locked up in her room after the ball or will the mice be able to free her?).  But ultimately it’s all about the cheesy romance, and good overcoming evil.  People now may complain that Cinderella is a softie, and a bad role model for females because she always does what she is told.  But I’m not sure I completely agree.  I like the fact that kindness and good heartedness is rewarded, rather than rebelliousness (though that has its own place too).

Low points:  My husband really doesn’t like this film.  His argument is that “nothing happens.”  As he says, it’s just a bunch of mice running around for the majority of the movie… which is somewhat true.  The actual events really concerning Cinderella and the ball and all of that take place relatively quickly, and if you cut out all of the fuss with the mice and the cat and the dog and whatnot, the movie would probably only be about half an hour.  But they’re cute little mice!  And they wear clothes!

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Recipe: Strawberry Soup from 1900 Park Fare

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Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve been able to find a number of Disney recipes that I hope to make at home one day.  I finally got around to trying one of these, and decided to go with the Strawberry Soup from 1900 Park Fare!  The recipe I used was originally found on the DIS Boards, but I’ve adapted it slightly to what I found made the best soup for me.  The major alterations I made were that I used fresh strawberries instead of frozen, and I added a little more sugar than the original recipe called for (it tasted too “yogurt-y” to me at first, plus I like things sweet!)  If you’re interested in making it yourself I’m here to share the recipe with you!

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