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There’s Just Something About It






Practically everyone that I know who has seen the movie Frozen absolutely loved it. My kids love it and have seen it many times. My daughters were singing the songs before I finally watched the movie when my kids wanted for my parents to see it on a visit. The songs made me cringe before I finally saw the film, and even after watching it I just can’t convince myself to like it. I can’t put my finger on exactly why I dislike it so much either, but maybe through the course of writing this I will figure it out.

The first thing that comes to mind, because my parents noticed it just like I did, is that the blonde princess is stacked. Man, when she sings her whole solo and then changes her dress her hips are moving like nobody’s business. So that’s not really appropriate for children, but it certainly can’t be the reason that I dislike the whole movie. I definitely have a problem with the fact that every single female character has a one-inch waste. Disney has such an enormous influence on children. When in the hell are they going to step up and take some responsibility for portraying reasonable female body types? I also dislike the fact that the film never actually addresses the point that the two little girls were actually emotionally abused by their extremely mislead (and not too savvy) parents.

Then there is the whole fact that the princess with the powers seems like a really selfish bitch to me. I mean, I know that for a period of time she is unaware that she is freezing all of her people to death, but then in the end her way of making it up to them is by throwing them an ice skating party…gee, sorry guys. And lastly, although the movie did get me to laugh several times, I did not think that it even held a candle to the really funny Disney films. I have heard over and over how damn hysterical the little snowman is, but I don’t think that he even holds a candle to the little dragon that Eddie Murphy played in Mulan.

Maybe it is all because I feel like this film is a step backwards for Disney. Mulan is my favorite Disney film for obvious reasons. I also adore Ratatouille, and I found some really good messages in The Princess and the Frog as well. This one just really did not do it for me. I don’t like to be a mean critic, but I am giving myself a pass on this one because the movie is so damn popular and everyone seems to love it so much anyways. I don’t think that little me is going to hurt the feelings of any Disney writers. Of course, if it were up to me they would already be putting out an animated film with gay characters, but I think that it will take some time before that much progress happens. In the meantime, we wait.


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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

This sophisticated version of pumpkin pie is amazingly smooth & rich. It is also Gluten-Free & free of Refined Sugar. 


Ingredients:

29oz pumpkin puree - 1 lg. can
1 stick unsalted butter - softened
8oz cream cheese - softened
5 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. honey
1 c. GF flour 






Whipped cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract




Honey to drizzle on top.





Making it Happen:

Combine all of the ingredients for the pie in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined. When the batter is smooth, pour it into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for one hour.





Allow the pie to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.




To make the whipped cream, blend the chilled heavy cream in a chilled bowl on high speed until it begins to thicken, add the vanilla and continue blending until the cream is thick. 





Plate pie with whipped cream & drizzle with honey. Enjoy!