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Introducing our newest member spotlight......Macdamron

First Name: Mackenzie
Birthplace: Utah
Birthday: 02.25.1988
Age: 24
Current Location: North Salt Lake, Utah
Hometown: Syracuse, Utah
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Depends on the month really Today: Red
Height: 5'3" (at least that's what I tell everyone)
Your career: At the moment I am admin asst at a special needs clinic
What kind of car do you drive: 2011 Toyota Corolla, she's a pretty silver car
Name of spouse or significant other: Jon
Number of children if any, names and ages: Stepson: Skyler, 8
Glasses or contacts: Neither!
Piercings or tattoos: Just ears, my grandma scared me out of getting a tattoo saying she would skin it off with a knife! And though she's been gone for almost 10 years, that still haunts me!
Right Handed or Left Handed: Most things: right, but I do use my left as dominant for other things such as: batting (softball), cartwheels, and a few other things
What kind of pets do you have and what are their names: 2 cats, Jinx and Booger (there is a story behind that name, his first name was Mittens)
Favorite color: PINK!!!!
5 favorite movies: The Notebook, Tangled, Little Mermaid, The Holiday, Hunger Games
Favorite holiday: Christmas, I love decorating!
Your favorite pizza toppings: Pepperoni and sausage
Favorite beverage: Diet Pepsi most days, but I do get minor cravings for Mountain Dew
Favorite season: Summer!
Your favorite food: Macadamia nut crusted chicken from Wolfgang Puck. We found the recipe and make it every month!
Favorite Ice cream flavor: Vanilla with random toppings
Favorite Candy: Twix
Favorite breakfast cereal: Honey bunches of Oats
Favorite book: Harry Potter Series
What country do you want to visit: Italy
How many pillows do you sleep with: 1, but I'm pretty sure at some point I probably steal my husband's or use him as a pillow
What's one thing that not many people know about you: I have an irrational fear of being alone.
Favorite song: No laughing: Wannabe by Spice Girls
Your favorite sport to watch: Football, it's the only sport I understand
Favorite TV show (Still running or ended): How I met your mother
Your Favorite number: I don't really have one
Favorite restaurant: Cheesecake Factory
WHICH DO YOU PREFER
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla (weird I know)
Scary movies or comedies: Comedies
Beach or lake: Beach
Pepsi or Coke: PEPSI! Coke is downright disgusting! Also, my grandpa worked for the Pepsi company, so I might be biased
Starbucks or Tim Hortons: Starbucks, I love their white hot chocolate
Dogs or cats: Cats are easier to take care of, but I would love a dog!
DISNEY RELATED:
What's your favorite Disney Resort: POP, but that could change this fall
What's your favorite Disney Restaurant: Les Chefs de France
What's your favorite Disney Snack: DOLE WHIP FLOATS
What's your favorite Disney ride: The Little Mermaid at DCA
Who's your favorite Disney Character: Minnie Mouse but only the Minnie Mouse with the flower in her hat
Who's your favorite Disney Princess: Ariel

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Let's see your three favorite pics from Disney World

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My 3 fave pics. The first one my hubby took in the Japanese pavillion. It's actually framed and hanging in two spots in our apartment, i love it so much!

The second: My first ever picture with Ariel. I couldn't have been more excited!

The third: My perfect score on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. I beat my husband horribly! His was only in the 300,000's. Best part: They announced the score in the store and I got a pin to celebrate!

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hahaha! He "only" got in the 300,000s. That made me laugh!

Will you share your macadamia nut crusted chicken recipe? Sounds delish!

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can you tell the story about your cats name?

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What is your favorite WDW restaurant?

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Lizzy_B wrote:
hahaha! He "only" got in the 300,000s. That made me laugh!

Will you share your macadamia nut crusted chicken recipe? Sounds delish!

Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken with Papaya Marmalade and Sho Yu Cream Sauce
Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Downtown Disney, WDW
serves 4

4 each Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast, (see recipe)
4 TBSP Olive oil
2 lb's Mashed Potatoes
1 cup Papaya Marmalade, (see recipe)
1 cup Sho Yu Cream Sauce, (see recipe)
2 TBSP Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 ounce Micro Greens, (to garnish)

Preheat oven to 400 degree's. For four servings divide and heat Olive oil in two separate saute pans over moderate heat. For one or two orders use only one pan and only half the recipe amount of oil. It is important when sauteing not to overload your pan with too much of a cold product or the cooking medium, ( oil or butter ), will cool and you won't sear the sauteed item.
When the oil begins to lightly smoke, carefully place prepared chicken in pan. Cook 2-3 minutes each side, occasionally taking a look at the bottom side making sure it isn't getting too dark. When both sides are golden brown place in the oven for 6-7 minutes.
When the chicken is finished, remove from the oven and place on a cutting board. Cut in half on an angle.
Place a 6-8 ounce portion of prepared mashed potatoes in center of plate. Place a teaspoon of papaya marmalade at 12, 4 and 8 O'Clock around the outer perimeter of your plate. Sprinkle marmalade with toasted sesame seeds. Place a piece of cooked cut chicken atop potatoes and press into potatoes slightly, just enough to hold. Place second half of chicken atop first piece.
Ladle 2 ounce portion of sho yu cream sauce directly over stacked chicken. Garnish top with a micro green of choice. Repeat for each serving.

Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken
4 each Chicken Breast, sknls / bnls ( 6 ounce portions )
taste Salt, kosher
taste Pepper, Black " fresh cracked
1 cup Flour, all-purpose
6 each Eggs, extra large - beaten
1 cup Panko Bread Crumb ( Japanese Bread Crumb)
2 oz Macadamia Nuts, finely chopped

Place flour in a cake pan. Place beaten eggs in a cake pan. Place bread crumb and finely chopped macadamia nuts in a third cake pan.
Place a 2 foot piece of plastic wrap on counter top. Place all four chicken breasts atop the plastic. Top chicken with another piece of plastic wrap. With a flat meat tenderizer, gently pound chicken to even thickness. Remove top plastic and season chicken with salt & pepper.
One piece of chicken at a time place place in flour and gently press to coat. Shake off excess flour and place in eggs, turn to coat completely with egg. Pick up and let drip of excess egg, then place in panko-macadamia nut mixture. Gently press to coat both sides. Remove and place on a cookie sheet or large platter until your ready to cook. When completing the steps to coat the chicken use only one hand, keeping the other clean of dredge.

Papaya Marmalade
1 each Papaya, Hawaiian ( peeled, seeded & chopped )
1 cup Pineapple, fresh ( peeled & chopped )
3 TBSP Sugar, granulated
6 TBSP Water

Place all prepared ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook one more minute and remove from heat. Using an electric immersion blender, puree ingredients to an applesauce consistency. Completely chill before using.

Sho Yu Cream Sauce
12 oz Heavy Cream
4 TBSP Soy Sauce, Kikkoman brand

Sho Yu is Japanese for soy sauce. Place heavy cream in a 1 quart saucepan and gently reduce over moderate heat. Reduce to a sauce consistency, about a 25-30% reduction. Place a wooden spoon into the cream, the reduced cream should lightly coat the back of the spoon. Try wiping your finger across the back of the spoon, it should leave a streak where your finger was. At this point, add the soy sauce and lightly reduce back to the consistency of the spoon experiment. When using cream in a sauce or soup you must use it once it's been brought to a simmer. You cannot cool a sauce or soup that has fresh cream in it and then reheat it, it will break / separate.

Except I use mango instead of pineapple as we don't usually have papayas here in Utah!

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Sammy Bizzle wrote:
can you tell the story about your cats name?

Well when we brought him home from the shelter, he was only 10 weeks old and petrified! He was a terror, who hissed and hid under the bed. But he came with a bit of a cold and had boogers in his eyes. So he was renamed based on his personality and appearance. But he also only acknowledged us when he was called booger and not mittens!

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Kris1971 wrote:
What is your favorite WDW restaurant?

As of right now, Tusker House! It was delicious and the juice to die for!

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Which football team do you cheer for and what's your favorite ride at WDW (at least until the LM opens) biggrin
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Love the pictures... I don't think I've ever seen an Ariel character in the park...

Why is only the minnie with the flower in her hat your favorite Minnie?

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If you could go to WDW with only one person on this forum, who would you take, and what would be the first thing you would do together?

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Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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Time for you Disney Confession. What was it you loved that most others do not seem to care for and what did you not like that most others do?

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DisneyDee27 wrote:
Which football team do you cheer for and what's your favorite ride at WDW (at least until the LM opens) biggrin
Dee mickey

Well I don't really have a NFL team (i only watch cause my hubby is hooked on fantasy football), But I do like to watch college football and I'm a Utah Utes girl all the way!

My favorite ride at WDW is Kilimanjaro safari. Best way to see the animals hands down!

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Jess wrote:
Love the pictures... I don't think I've ever seen an Ariel character in the park...

Why is only the minnie with the flower in her hat your favorite Minnie?

I saw Ariel in EPCOT at Akershus, for a princess lunch! But I do know she hangs out in Adventureland with Prince Eric...line was way too long when we were there.

I think my draw to the minnie with the flower has to do with the vintage aspect. She's classic and all of my minnie souvenirs oddly enough without trying (there are a few exceptions) are the minnie with the flower.

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Mase wrote:
If you could go to WDW with only one person on this forum, who would you take, and what would be the first thing you would do together?

I think Ollie. So she could show me all the wonderful places to eat around the world! Her food reports made me salivate!

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macdamron wrote:
Mase wrote:
If you could go to WDW with only one person on this forum, who would you take, and what would be the first thing you would do together?

I think Ollie. So she could show me all the wonderful places to eat around the world! Her food reports made me salivate!

And I would hook you up with a feast! Or two!!

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scrappy wrote:
Time for you Disney Confession. What was it you loved that most others do not seem to care for and what did you not like that most others do?

I love it's a small world! But as for the second half of the question, there isn't much I don't like. I hated Stitch's escape and Narnia, but I think that's the general concensus!

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Ok macdamron, if I may I would like to ask a question?

Not sure if that is the idea of this thread so apologies if it's not.

Which one disney ride/attraction of the past would you like to bring back?

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cadac wrote:
Ok macdamron, if I may I would like to ask a question?

Not sure if that is the idea of this thread so apologies if it's not.

Which one disney ride/attraction of the past would you like to bring back?

I've really only ever been to WDW once and that was last May! So sadly, I have no answer for this question!

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