Planes, Trains, and Automobiles #foodnflix Roundup

It's time to share all the awesome recipes inspired by this month's Food n Flix showing: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

I just love this group because there is always so much creativity!  

It is so fun to see everyone's inspiration!

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla thought outside the box and testing out some amazing candy/bourbon pairings in her Travel by Mini Bar Plus Candy-Bourbon Pairings!  Here's what she had to say:
 I was inspired to post by the scene in the motel where they are drinking bottles from the mini bar and tearing into a bunch of candy and junk food.

Kelly from Simply Inspired Meals brought Ambroisa Salad to the Thanksgiving table!  Here's what she had to say:
I thought it was a great idea to have a Thanksgiving salad that is simple and easy to prepare amongst all the other menu items that require so much prep or the oven. I know we never seem to have enough oven space for all the things included in our dinner menu.

Kimberly from Coffee and Casseroles was inspired by Thanksgiving and cranberry sauce, making Cranberry Figgy Duff and Sauce.  She says:
 I've always been intrigued with the fact cranberry sauce seems to be a massive thing in other areas, but not in the area I live. So I knew I wanted to make something with cranberries. What I ended up with, was a cranberry figgy duff and sauce.  This is a boiled pudding done in a draw string bag.

Debra from Eliot's Eats realized that sometimes Thanksgiving meals have to travel and made a Moveable Thanksgiving Feast. She says:
Ironically (or not), Candy and Martin put me in the holiday spirit.  There’s not a lot of food per se in the film.  There’s diner and road food. And, there are wistful images of holiday meals.  In honor of this film and the season of sharing, here is our early Thanksgiving celebration

Michael from Reviews, Chews, & How-To's was inspired by the diner scene and made a classic Diner Steak & Eggs.  He says:
Because our reluctant buddies have breakfast in a Wichita diner, I decided to go for a typical diner breakfast. As the scene is filmed, you really cannot see much of what they’re actually eating other than country style potatoes, so I chose a diner breakfast staple—steak and eggs with country style potatoes.

Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm made Homemade Cracker Jacks.  Wendy says:
I decided to make up some homemade cracker jacks that I shared with Frank but NOT in bed...on the couch in our living room while watching another movie.

Ali from Fix Me a Little Lunch brought homemade Rosemary Garlic Crescent Rolls to the Thanksgiving table!  She says:
The crescent rolls sparked a full out search on Pinterest for what makes a crescent roll a crescent roll.  When I finally figured out that the crescent roll has to do with the shape of the roll, I decided  I needed to add home-made crescent rolls to our holiday menu.

Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen brought Beer Brat Stuffing (Dressing) to the Thanksgiving table. She says:
I wanted to make a Thanksgiving dish with a nod to the journey the guys took, so I went back to the beginning of the movie. I mentioned that Del accidentally stole Neal's, when Neal brings it up, Del apologizes and offers to make it up to him with "a nice hotdog and a beer". That hotdog turned into a brat (because I really didn't want hotdogs in my stuffing, and what's a brat if not a really nice hotdog)...and the brat and the beer went into a dish that no Thanksgiving table would be complete without—stuffing! Okay, technically it's dressing, but we've always called it stuffing whether it was inside the bird or cooked separately.

Deb from Kahakai Kitchen combined two ideas from the movie to make Ambrosia Overnight Oats!  She says:
For my movie inspired dish, I decided to do a mash-up of two inspirations--first the ambrosia mentioned on the phone call that the car rental agent (Edie McClurg) is talking about on the phone and then the diner breakfast where it looked like Neal was stirring a bowl of cream of wheat or oatmeal. I thought I would be fun to take the ingredients and flavors of a classic ambrosia salad (tangerine, pineapple and coconut) and add them to oatmeal.

Sarah from Chef Sarah Elizabeth made a whole Thanksgiving leftovers menu including Thanksgiving Leftovers Muffins.  She says:
I can never get enough Thanksgiving foods, so I am happy to eat the leftovers over the course of the next week ... You can top these muffins with extra gravy, or dip them in cranberry relish.

And lastly, I was inspired by the various breakfast scenes and made Twisted Turkey Cinnamon Rolls!

Be sure to join us in December as we watch Clueless, hosted by All Roads Lead to the Kitchen!


  1. Thanks so much for being our hostess and for the great pick - love seeing what everybody made, and the inspiration behind it! :)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting and getting us into the Thanksgiving spirit.

  3. This was such a fun round up! Thanks so much for hosting it, Amy!


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