The Grey Stuff

The Grey StuffAs life goes on, I seem to be taking things a lot more seriously. That carefree attitude that carried me my whole life was fading. Some serious healing was in order. A trip to Disney World was in order. Is there any better way to revive your childhood?

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(Here is my failed attempt at being scary)

In our little adventure to the “happiest place on earth”, we stopped by “Be Our Guest” for lunch and experienced “The Grey Stuff” and can finally conclude that it is as the song suggests…”delicious.” My excessive use of quotations will all make sense if you watch this little video here.

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Pim and I live close to Orlando and as a result, visit Disney World more times than I care to admit. I was unable to secure a reservation to “Be Our Guest” in the last two, she on the other hand, made one in 20 minutes with a single bar of WiFi whilst rushing to hop on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Life can be so unfair at times. C’est la Vie (French for “that’s life”). Doesn’t matter though! I got to try the Grey Stuff! It was soooo good on more than a physical level; that dessert played to my heart strings. When lunch came to a close, I blurted out “I’m making this as soon as we get home!” She smiled and simply replied with “ok.” I was committed, there was no going back. So without further ado I present to you the words of Sir Lumière…

“Ma cherie Mademoiselle (or sir),
It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure
That we welcome you tonight (or today).
And now, we invite you to relax,
Let us pull up a chair
As the dining room proudly presents -“

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THE GREY STUFF!!!!!!!

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Beauty and the Beast teaches us to not judge others by their appearances but by who they are on the inside. For me, that lesson was eclipsed by the showmanship of a certain candelabra. A suave maître d’. That’s Right! Lumière!!

 

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I aspire to be Lumière. Always have. Always will. How can I not?!?! We are sincere in our actions, go beyond the call of duty for all things food, rebellious and irresistible to the ladies (upon further reflection, I have grudgingly decided that I am horrible with the opposite sex).

Ok, on with the Grey Stuff. It was an innocent song lyric that got fabricated into a dessert at the “Be Our Guest” restaurant which was then redone by Lisa from Thedisneydiner.com. I did not make any changes to her recipe (Lisa’s recipe can be found here). The Grey Stuff is an Oreo mousse topped off with edible pearls. In the restaurant, it is served on top of a chocolate cake but given my current inability to bake anything successfully…I served it with crushed up Oreos. You can also eat it the way it is. Life is too short to worry about something so trivial. Find the child in you and give this oddly colored concoction a try. Seriously, when was the last time you ate something grey?

 

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This experience was so nostalgic and enjoyable! Look out for more Disney inspired recipes, this will definitely not be the last!cooking

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The Grey Stuff
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Servings
6 People
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings
6 People
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
The Grey Stuff
Print Recipe
Servings
6 People
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings
6 People
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 2 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the instant vanilla pudding mix with the whole milk. Place the mixture in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to set.
  2. In the meantime, throw the Oreos in a food processor and blend until they are very fine.
  3. When the pudding mixture is set, mix it with the Oreo crumbs. Then fold in the cool whip followed by the instant chocolate pudding mix (mix 1 tbsp at a time until you reach your desired color).
  4. Allow the mixture to cool for another 1-2 hours. Place in a piping bag and serve.
Recipe Notes

I recommend chocolate pearls, the sugar ones didn't pair too well with the Grey Stuff.

Depending on how fine your Oreo crumbs are, the amount of instant chocolate pudding mix will vary.

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