Snake Pit Pasta headlines this Indiana Jones-themed Disney dinner party

ROCKWALL, TX (May 8, 2023) For my latest episode of Disney Dinners, I hosted an Indiana Jones party to celebrate the new movie coming out this summer. I transformed my dining room into an Egyptian temple for Indy to explore, complete with a boulder, cobwebs, snake decals, a hieroglyphic table runner, ancient map napkins, and Indy’s iconic hat as the centerpiece.

Enchanted Farmhouse made spectacular custom Indy signs for me that are now available on her Etsy store, and local Dallas artisan Marbleized Ceramics handcrafted holy grails for the occasion that stole the show when I served Last Crusade Sangria.

The menu has some of the most thematic dishes to date! I served delicious stuffed “good dates” and “bad dates” as an homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Then I made quick and easy Snake Pit Pasta with burrata boulders hidden inside.


For dessert, I made adorable Chocolate Boulders filled with ”dirt” no-bake cheesecake. It’s just like having dinner in Adventureland!

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Snake Pit Pasta

Serves 4
1 pound bucatini pasta

1 jar homemade pesto (recipe follows)
4 medium-sized burrata balls
1/4 cup pine nuts

  1. Make pesto and set aside.
  2. Cook bucatini according to package directions, drain, and toss well with pesto.
  3. Set a burrata ball in each bowl, then plate bucatini “snakes” around the burrata. Sprinkle pine nuts on top and enjoy!


Homemade Pesto

2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pecorino cheese
Salt, pepper

  1. Process basil, pine nuts, and cloves in a food processor. Stream in olive oil. Season to your liking, then stir in cheese and serve immediately or freeze for later!



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