The Summer Blockbuster Movie Season keeps on rolling! In fact, that brings us to our latest recipe for Cars 3! We love creating recipes inspired by Disney and Pixar films. They have such deep levels of story telling to them which makes it easy to theme an item. The inspiration for our our Cars 3 inspired recipe, Flo’s Mashed Potatoes and Motor Oil Mushroom Gravy, came from Flo’s V-8 Diner and is sure to keep those motors going!
In Cars 3, “Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!”
The inspiration for Flo’s Mashed Potatoes and Motor Oil Gravy comes from a couple things. The first is of course Flo’s V-8 Diner in the original Cars film. Flo’s is an integral part of Radiator Springs and we wanted to acknowledge that. The gravy is a riff on the motor oil she’d serve her customers. The second is Flo’s V-8 Diner in Cars Land at Disneyland. The restaurant in Disney California Adventure serves classic diner favorites like our mashed potatoes.
In addition to our tasty Flo’s Mashed Potatoes and Motor Oil Mushroom Gravy recipe, we are giving away 5 family four packs of screening tickets for a sneak preview of Cars 3. The screening will be on Monday, June 12th at 7 pm at AMC Arizona Center. Winners should arrive at 6:30 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Saturday, June 11th. Good luck!