Recipe: Red Velvet Cookies

Hey lovelies! I'm back and this time it's with a super simple (and tasty) cookie recipe!

Seeing as I'm the "Sugar Mama" of the pavilion it's up to me to bake goodies for all our new Canadians. This means lots of time to experiment with new recipes and lots of hungry people to test it out on! (Everyone wins!)

This time I was searching for a recipe that used our patriotic colours and I happened to stumble across Duncan Hine's recipe for Red Velvet cookies. I swear these are the easiest cookies you will ever make because they only take 4 ingredients!

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What You Will Need:

♥ 1 box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
♥ 2 eggs
♥ 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
♥ 1/4 cup of icing sugar

Directions:

♥ Preheat your oven to 375°F

♥ Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl
♥ Once combined roll dough into 1 inch balls
♥ Place icing sugar in a bowl and roll the dough balls in it. (Hint: the thicker the coat of icing sugar the nicer they look when they have cooked)

♥ Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes (the tops will crack open which shows off their pretty red colour)

♥ Let the cookies cool on a wire rack then enjoy!

Not only would these cookies be great for any Canada Day celebration but I also think they would look super festive come Christmas time.

Happy baking everyone!
♥ Megan

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Making History

On Friday, August 31st I got to be a part of Disney history! Epcot is counting down 30 days until it's 30th anniversary and this photo marks the start. In this photo are cast members not only from current day Epcot but also from as far back as 30 years ago when it first opened. How cool is that!? Mickey and Minnie dropped by too!

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I've also included the following picture so you don't spend forever playing Where's Waldo trying to find me.

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After the giant group photo all the Canadians headed over to our home and native land (national anthem reference) and took another group photo of just us lumberjacks. Clearly this isn't everyone who works in the pavilion, but the picture required us to wake up at 5:45am so lots of people opted for sleep instead. Not us though!

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I love that I get to be a part of cool things like this! My job is so awesome!

♥ Megan

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The Best Day of My Disney Adventure

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Out of the past 7 months I can confidently say that last Monday was the best day of my entire contract. I don't know if I mentioned this on the blog before, but I have become a Disney Trainer which means I train all new Canadian Cast Members plus new coordinators and managers which is a pretty awesome job. Because of this our two Training Managers decided to organize an outing for all the trainers from World Showcase as a thank you for our hard work. (Oh and the best part is we were scheduled for this which meant we were getting paid the whole time! WIN!)

Anyways, first we met at Epcot where our managers surprised us with a ride on Soarin' which is Epcot's most popular ride. At times the line can be 2 hours long, but thanks to our Managers we got to come in the back VIP entrance (the one all the celebs use when visiting) and we skipped the line completely! It was amazing! I had done Soarin' a few times before so the ride itself was not the excitement for me, it was more the experience of hanging out with my friends from other countries all day and getting to skip lines. So I was a very happy gal.

Then the managers herded us on a bus without telling us where we were going. Of course being the nosey cast members that we are we avidly watched the road signs to try and figure it out. Turns out we ended up at Animal Kingdom. From there we hopped on our own private tour of Kilimanjaro Safaris where they told us lots of cool background information that most guests don't get to hear. Then when we thought we were done at the park the Managers lead us over to Expedition Everest which is the big roller coaster at DAK. We were all stoked because again, we got to take up an entire ride and hop on it straight away without having to wait. It was like we were VIPs all day!

After a thrilling ride with the Yeti, we jumped on the bus and our managers told us that we were headed to Magic Kingdom! (So awesome!!!) Once there we were told to grab some Sorcerers cards and run around the park playing Sorcerers for an hour. We played the game for a bit but decided to watch the 3oclock parade instead to try get all the characters to wave back at us (yes, Disney makes you feel and act like you are 5 again). To my surprise a lot of them did wave back and interact with us.

Once our hour was up (and the majority of us were starving) we headed back to Epcot where our managers had pizza and cookies waiting for us... in the VIP lounge at the Seas! WHAT?! That place was so awesome! All the conference rooms had windows into the aquarium and the big lounging area with a baby grand piano also had views into the aquarium. So while eating pizza we got to sit on fancy couches watching sharks and fish swim by. It couldn't have been any cooler! And to top it all off we took a trainer family photo which you can see above.

I've really been fortunate to have such a great experience like this and it's all thanks to my two managers and a group of amazing people.

What's been new and awesome in your lives lately?!
♥ Megan

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