Our family is huge on movies, and our collection is pretty diverse if you ask me. Of course the boys have their go to favorites, and so do we. But for the most part they always give different movies a chance. We were so excited when we found out about Pup Star World Tour! I mean who wouldn’t love a movie with a bunch of super cute pups going around the world! An all-new movie that takes the popular singing dogs on trip around the world from Africa to India and beyond, where Tiny and friends find fantastic new songs and meet exciting new canine singers like Julio is the new dog on the scene, a Mexican heartthrob who is not all he appears to be, but ultimately helps them discover that music really is the universal language that brings us all together! Pup Star World Tour is produced by Air Bud Entertainment. Available on Netflix and digital HD today! Watch the Trailer : Click Here To Watch
We were sent a pretty awesome package, with lots of Official PSWT cooking utensils, PSWT aprons, doggy treats from Old Mother Hubbards Natural Dog Treats, One coupon for a free box of Dogsters Ice Cream Style Treats for Dogs, a VCA Animals Hospital's KONG Squeaky Ball, and a Hope Bear created with Extended Stay America, which is given to children battling cancer in hospitals nationwide as part of ESA's partnership with the American Cancer Society. The boys were so excited to see all the cool stuff we got in this huge boxed luggage, which by the way I believe we will be keeping it forever, as they love playing "Vacation" with it every day. All of these awesome companies came together in partnership to create a "One Pack, One Voice" Campaign. The campaign includes Extended Stay America hotels Pawsome Pup Pet Photo Contest. A perfect partner for Air Bud Entertainment since the hotel allows guests to bring their pets with them on vacation. Also VCA Hospitals Healthy Pup Star Photo Contest. VCA Animal Hospitals is the largest family of animal care providers nationwide, operating over 750 hospitals in the U.S and Canada. You can also head over to Braum's, the high quality family owned restaurant to get a character based toy in a Kids Meal bag. Plus many other different partnerships to help spread the word on this super awesome, family friendly movie! In our box was also a recipe book, and information on this contest that we were chosen to be a part of!
Now ---- On to the Cuisine Contest! Since the pups went on an epic adventure around the world we were able to choose a dish from one of the places they visited. We decided to choose the Mexican Street Corn. One - because we absolutely enjoyed Julio's scenes in the movie, and Two- because my boys love absolutely anything that has to do with corn. Its a go to in our home. Sweet corn topped with crumbly cotija cheese and just the right amount of spice. The best corn you will ever have.
Here is what you will need:
- 6 ears of fresh sweet corn
- 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 cup of crumbled cotija cheese
- 6 tablespoons of rough chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder
- 2 quartered limes
Cook time: Approx 45 minutes!!!
When it comes to cooking with kids you should always prep all the ingredients in advanced, so of course I took everything out, measured it all and put them in reaching distance so they could see everything in front of them, and ready to use. I put the oven to preheat to 350, and placed the corn husks directly on the oven rack. I let them bake for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender. While the corn was cooking I got a small bowl for them to combine the garlic powder and mayonnaise. They love anything that has to do with mixing different ingredients together, so they had a blast just mixing away. Jace is a pure perfectionist so he made sure all the garlic powder was fully blended into the mayonnaise!
Once the corn was done I let it sit for a bit so it would not be too hot when the boys were ready to get messy with it. When it was at a perfect touch temperature they brushed the mayonnaise onto each one. I think this must have been there most favorite part. They said it was just like painting with a art brush. They loved coating them all up, and made sure all of them had a pretty good amount all around.
We then got a flat pan and threw in the cotija cheese so we could roll the corn around in it. Jace really loved this part, but Caleb said it was too messy for him. So dad helped Jace make sure he got cheese all around each corn husk. We are cheese loving people in this household so we had to fully coat it with a whole bunch of it. The flavor of the cotija cheese is just perfection to collaborate with sweet corn. It gives you the perfect taste of sweet and salty!
We then added the cilantro and chili powder. My boys are not huge fans of anything green or spicy, as most children these days. But if the super awesome Pup stars were eating it, then they figured they would give it a shot. Plus it was going on their most favorite food in the whole world, so they knew it couldn't be that bad.
Now this last part Caleb kept asking to do, and was very impatiently waiting to squeeze the limes onto the corn. He said he wanted to show his strong! It was the cutest thing ever seeing them try their very best at squeezing out that lime juice onto the corn. But it for sure would not have tasted the same without it. It was adding the sour taste to the salty sweet and spicy. So many flavors in just one dish, but oh so delicious!We had such a fun time cooking as a family. It is something we rarely ever get a chance to do with our busy schedules of work, school, and extracurricular activities that happen through out the week. Once it hits the weekend we are so fried that we usually eat out a restaurant or order in. This was a perfect time to bond, and at the same time it allowed us to have some tasty authentic style Mexican food without having to leave the house. We sat at the table and tried our dish, and it was completely devoured in minutes. It was honestly the most tastiest corn I have ever had. I already know we will be making this dish over and over again! We couldn't believe how simple it was to make, and how great it came out. I will be allowing them to cook with us a bit more now that I have seen just how much fun they had doing so, and how proud they were at the end of it all.
So if you have not seen PUPSTAR WORLD TOUR, you need to get on it ASAP. Head on over to Netflix and give it a watch. I promise you and your kiddos will be laughing through out the whole movie! They also will most likely want to travel around the world after it too, because my kids have already started a list of all the places they want to travel to, and I love that it promotes different cultures and diversity. We are all in this beautiful world together, and we can join together and make this world more united! Thank you Air Bud Entertainment for allowing us to apart of this super special Cuisine Contest. We all found so much joy doing it together!