Goofy’s Kitchen (Part 2)

Yesterday in Part 1 I explained why we were at Goofy’s Kitchen and the different characters we saw there. So, uh, go read it, okay?

Okay.

Goofy’s Kitchen is a buffet style restaurant, a fact that I completely forgot about when they seated us and failed to hand us a menu. I was like “Hm, where’s the menu” before looking directly to my right and seeing the buffet.

That I had just walked past.

I’m telling you, two kids have done this to me. I no longer have the brain I had like  years ago. But then again, who does?

The very first thing I saw was the dessert island.

Yummmmmmm!

Yummmmmmm!

Of course I had Theo with me and this is what he made a beeline for. I had to repeatedly remind him that we were eating dinner first, and I wanted to check everything else.

Like the salad bar.

I'll be honest, I'm not a salad kind of person most of the time.

I’ll be honest, I’m not a salad kind of person most of the time.

I’m not sure why these pictures turned out so yellow. The lighting? Who knows.

As a general rule, if you’re new to My Year With The Mouse, I take notoriously mediocre photography, so lower your expectations. This is for information and humor purposes only.

Anyway, there’s what I called the “kid food station” with things like mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and  mac and cheese.

3 guesses as to what my kid ate.

3 guesses as to what my kid ate.

There’s also pizza including Goofy’s Kitchen famous PB&J pizza. I actually really love this stuff. There’s something about melted peanut butter that gets me every time, and on a pizza? Genius. They have this at both the brunch and the dinner.

Brunch? Dinner? Go for it.

Brunch? Dinner? Go for it.

Oh, and mac and cheese pizza next to it, but my kid just went for the straight up mac and cheese, because that’s the way he rolls, yo.

There’s also a carving station and other adult foods for the non-mac and cheese crowd.

I had the NY Strip

I had the NY Strip

And then the desserts. Oh, the desserts. Almost as good as my favorite meal, breakfast.

In addition to this dessert bar

Molten lava cake, and this is just the front, people

Molten lava cake, and this is just the front, people

There’s also an ice cream and fruit bar

With LOTS of toppings.

With LOTS of toppings.

I opted for a delicious looking trio–the molten lava cake, a krispie treat, and a snickerdoodle.

Behold, the humble snickerdoodle.

I’m telling you people, it was the best dessert in the house.

Never count a good cookie out

Never count a good cookie out

Theo went for the pudding with oreos and gummy worms as well as some ice cream. Then he declared he only wanted the gummy worms from the pudding and just ate the ice cream.

But it LOOKS good!

But it LOOKS good!

Violet definitively proved the adage, “There’s always room for Jello.”

Attempting to spoon herself

Attempting to spoon herself

 

With a little help from Daddy

With a little help from Daddy

GIMME THE JELLO!!!

GIMME THE JELLO!!!

We had also mentioned when we arrived that we were celebrating an Adoption Day. The cast members were so excited for us. They brought us a cupcake with an “I’m Celebrating” button.

And Mickey sprinkles!

And Mickey sprinkles!

And here’s one thing I love about Disney–they never make any assumptions about your family. In our family, Kevin and I are white, Theo is our biological son and is basically a carbon copy of his father, like a total mini-me, and Violet is, obviously, Asian. So what did our server cheerfully say when he brought the cupcake?

“Which one of you is celebrating an Adoption Day today?”

Is that a “no, duh?” question? NO! As an adoptive family I can tell you–any one of us including the adults could have been the adoptee. I really, really appreciate the way that Disney doesn’t judge anyone based on appearances. It would have been really awkward if he’d just plunked it down in front of Violet and it had turned out we were celebrating Kevin’s day or whatever.

And another cool thing? As soon as he saw the cupcake, Theo said, “I want one too!” (yep, we’re at that jealousy age) and without batting an eye our server turned around and brought him one too, complete with button.

All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend our Violet Day dinner.  And I posted this before, but this was the best part of all.

Mwah!

Mwah!

11 responses to “Goofy’s Kitchen (Part 2)

  1. susan November 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Happy Adoption Day to your whole family!!!

  2. Anonypilgrim November 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

    That’s wonderful. Congratulations and thank you for the happy tears.

  3. Lyn Miller-Lachmann November 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Happy tears too! This is a lovely piece that shows the good that can come from awareness and sensitivity.

    • Shelby November 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Yes, the awareness is so important and means so much to anyone outside of the mainstream. I really appreciated it. Disney is so sensitive and inclusive! :)

  4. Denise November 14, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Violet’s look of adoration at Minnie brings it home big time, thanks for sharing.

  5. Carissa Pruett November 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    OMG, I totally want to go there now! My mom is an adoptee…so that counts as an adoption day, right? Technically, if it weren’t for adoption, I would not be. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa and thanks to everyone who adopts. Happy Violet day, Hogans!

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