I bet many of you haven’t seen this heartwarming Disney classic. ‘So Dear To My Heart’ tells the endearing tale of a country boy who adopts a mischievous black lamb named Danny. The story is set around the 1900’s, back when life was simple. Jeremiah wants to enter his rambunctious lamb in the county fair and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication. The movie was produced during Disney’s golden days, providing an entertaining, wonderful movie with an unashamed view of a Christian America.
I grew up watching all of the old Disney classics. ‘Swiss Family Robinson’, ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’, ‘Davy Crockett’, the original b&w ‘Shaggy Dog’, etc… ‘So Dear To My Heart, was one of my favorites. I could watch it over and over again! The movie includes several delightful tunes “Billy Boy”, “Stick-To-It-Ivity” which features an animated book owl who comes alive to make moral points, and my favorite “Lavender Blue”. I fell in love with Burl Ives distinctive voice singing the century old classic, which was nominated for a Academy Award.
Jeremiah spends the movie saving and preparing for the local county fair. So, we decided to make our favorite Fair food of our movie night. We roasted Turkey Legs, corn on the cob, ate Funnel Cakes, and made a Cherry Pie to win the prize. The kids loved it, and I can’t wait to take them to an actual fair later this month. And I can’t believe how easy some of these recipes were! I don’t think I’ll be able to buy them at the fair after figuring out how much they mark up the food prices too! The 4 turkey legs I bought, cost only $7!! That’s even cheaper than ONE turkey leg at the Fair!
If you plan on having your own movie night to watch this movie, there is so many fun foods to choose from! You could make corn dogs, caramel apples, cotton candy, pie on a stick, cinnamon roasted almonds, etc… sky’s the limit!
We had such a magical evening watching ‘So Dear To My Heart’ and eating the fun treats! I highly recommend this movie! It’s beautifully produced and suitable for all ages.
Have you seen this old Classic? What is your favorite thing to eat at the fair? Leave your comment below. And don’t forget to tag @amagicalkingdomcalledhome on Facebook or Instagram to share your movie night with us! Thanks for following along!