Friday 15 August 2014

Food 'n' Flix: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

This month's Food 'n' Flix food blog challenge is Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, chosen by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.

I've seen the film before and thought it was fun; a story that would appeal to both adults and children. The central character, a young man named Flint, lives with his dad and pet monkey, and when his town suffers a shortage of food, he invents a machine that transforms water into food. However, things get out of hand and the machine starts producing food that is bigger and bigger and finally a large tornado of spaghetti and meatballs threatens the town, and the world. Do they save the day? What do you think?

This film is full of food - at one point it rains cheeseburgers - but as the title is so memorable I wanted to make something with meatballs. I've featured meatball recipes on my blog before, like these cheese-stuffed meatballs:

cheese stuffed meatballs

So instead, this is more of a serving suggestion than a recipe. I give you: cloudy with a chance of meatballs!

The clouds are of course mashed potato and the trees are broccoli. This would be a good way to let children have fun with their food and perhaps try something they haven't eaten before!

I'm sending this to Food 'n' Flix,  hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.


  1. How FUN! Thanks for playing along. I'll round everything up at the end of the month.

  2. I love this challenge, I must play along one day... and I LOVE cheese-on-the-inside anything, so these are a must!

  3. How do you not love a cheesy meatball?! ;-) I love your movie-inspired plate with the mashed potato clouds--too cute!

  4. G'day and how fun! And double yum re the cheesy meatballs!
    This month was a fun film with food to share too!
    Cheers! Joanne


Thank you for your comment, all feedback is appreciated - even the negative! However due to a lot of spam comments on this blog I have had to turn on captcha. If you have problems leaving a comment please email me at