Welcome to Simply Inspired Meals!

This is a new blog that will focus on food and meals inspired by the things I love. There are many places you can find recipes from places such as Disney, Harry Potter or other well loved books and movies. So, what makes this site any different? I want to bring the whole experience to your home; the smells, the sights, and the sounds. I have found that when I’m eating Pommes Frites with Cajun Remoulade while listening to Dixieland Jazz and sitting by the water or just outdoors, I start to feel a little like I’m sitting outside on the patio at Cafe Orleans in Disneyland. It builds my excitement for returning there someday as well as brings back happy memories from the times I’ve been able to visit in the past.

I also want to integrate these recipes into meal planning. I have discovered that if I utilize the work that has already been done to pull together a menu full of wonderful food, that it makes meal planning a little easier. I realized┬áthat restaurants are smart with their planning and will often have similar ingredients that run through multiple of their menu items, thus resulting is less food that isn’t used in my weekly shopping trip and a smaller shopping list to start with, which helps me save money every week.

I found that as I’ve been searching for some of these wonderful recipes that it is either challenging to find them or they are in many, many places, which is time consuming for me to search and experiment until I find what I like. My goal here is to fill in the gaps of the recipes I found missing. In some cases, that will mean I request the original recipe from the source, but in many cases I will come up with something on my own.

I hope you will enjoy the inspiration found here. I would love to hear what you think. Please feel free to leave comments and if you have any ideas of things you would like to see, let me know about that as well.

Bon Appetit!

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