Favorite Foods at Universal Studios while at #FamilyForward

Our summer vacation this year was to Universal Studios in Orlando as part of an event called Family Forward. We spent a lot of time at the different parks, and that means we ate at several places during our time there.

We tried a lot of different things, but these were the ones that stood out.

My five favorite foods at Universal Studios

Lard Lad Giant Pink Donut – You can get a box full of donuts and share them with your family, but it was a much better photo opportunity (and a lot more fun) to just share the giant donut between the five of us. It was surprisingly soft and fresh, making it a favorite of our whole family.

Chicken and waffle sandwich (Cletus’ Chicken Shack) – I’ve kind of got a thing for chicken and waffles. I’m not sure why, but then when you make it into a sandwich, it makes it even better. Oh, and the maple syrup mayo was delicious on it, too. The side of tator tots made the entire meal worth it for me.

Pizza from Luigi’s at the Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard – as the Dad who eats all things the kids don’t want (especially at amusement parks), I was pleasantly surprised that this pizza tasted as good as it did. They only like cheese pizza, so I didn’t try the “Meat Liker’s Pizza,” but I’m sure that one would have been pretty good, too.

Blue Cheese Chips at NBC Sports Grill and Brew – Outside the parks, at the NBC Sports Grill and Brew, my favorite dish was actually an appetizer. These Kettle Chips with blue cheese, white queso, and bacon bits were loved by our whole family. A close second was the large warm soft pretzel with the jalapeño cheese dip.

May Contain Nuts at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium – This is a dessert for the whole family! It is huge and has peanut butter ice cream, peanut brittle, Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate peanut butter pie, whipped cream, peanut butter sauce, and is topped with Reese’s Pieces. I didn’t even get a picture of this dessert because the kids started to gobble it up so fast (as they did with all the ice cream from Toothsome).

These five foods quickly became my favorite things we ate while on vacation. Be sure to try at least one of them the next time you’re at Universal Studios Florida.

BONUS: Butterbeer at Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley – This is a delicious butterscotch drink inspired by the Harry Potter movies. You can get it either frozen or cold. I liked the cold version the best.

What are your favorite foods at Universal Studios?

Solar Eclipse Jokes

Today, across America, people will be turning to the skies to watch the solar eclipse.

Any Dad who is thinking about watching it with his kids needs a list of jokes on hand.

Here are some of my favorite Eclipse Jokes:

How does the man in the moon cut his hair?
Eclipse it.

What did the sun say when it reappeared after an eclipse?
“Pleased to heat you again.”

What kind of underwear should you wear during an eclipse?
Fruit of the Moon!

How do you organize a solar eclipse party?
You planet.

What did the moon bring to the beach on Aug. 21?

Why did Lord Voldemort watch the eclipse?
To practice the dark arts.

Why were so many parents worried during the eclipse?
Because no one could find their sun.

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Foto: Ridwan Arifiandi; Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 2.0

Marvel’s Series “The Defenders” is OUT NOW!

A new miniseries from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, called The Defenders, was released today on Netflix. The team is made up of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, and they fight The Hand in New York City.

The eight episodes are out on Netflix starting today (August 18, 2017), and will be binge watched by comic book fans all weekend.

Game Over

I can’t remember the last game I “beat.” Maybe it was a Mario Brothers game. Probably Super Mario Brothers for the Wii U.

Maybe I’m getting old. Maybe I don’t have the patience to stick with it like I used to. Maybe I don’t have the time.

Or perhaps the games are getting harder. They feel harder. Remember when there was only one button to push? The other day I was playing an Xbox game with my son and had so many things to control it blew my mind. He beat me in no time.

I want my joystick back! 🕹