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With two boys and five nephews and a husband who still loves to act like a kid, MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron is high on the priority list for early viewing. Plans to check out the sequel this week are on the agenda and the
hotness heroic nature of this superhero team is not lost on me. We’ve assembled our gear and have plans for a theater takeover, but first I wanted to share a bit about which Avenger I think best represents each member of our family. After all, I think our crew is pretty super.
Daddy as Iron Man
The brains behind our family operation is definitely my husband. He’s got the brains and know-how of Iron Man, but also the smoldering good looks of Robert Downey Jr. He’s basically the complete package without the red suit. We’re working on that.
Charlie as Thor
Much like Thor’s many occupations, Charlie is a boy-of-all-trades and his affinity for the daily weather mirrors that of this god of thunder. He enjoys helping others and when he hasn’t recently shaved his head, his hair mimics that of Thor’s glorious locks. He’s working on his muscles, but in the meantime, he knows how to throw down the Mjolnir (that big hammer looking thing).
Jack as the Incredible Hulk
From the time Jack was in the womb, he’s been pretty incredible. Since his birth, he’s been lovingly referred to as the Hulk – ready to explode into a fit of rage and destruction at any moment. He also shows a strong resistance to the damage he creates around him and his intelligence is not to be underestimated when he reverts back to a typical Bruce Banner posture. We have yet to see him turn green, but he does love the color purple (the shade, not the movie).
Mommy as ALL of The Avengers
As a mom, you’ll probably understand me when I say that at any given time, I have to channel each of the Avengers for a different purpose. When the toys are left scattered, I’m prone to become pretty Incredible. Looking to create something extra special for the classroom? I can channel Iron Man’s bag of tricks. The flowing mane that I work so hard to coiff on the daily? Just call me Chris Hemsworth. Trying to raise the kiddos to be good citizens? Just call me Captain America. Who could forget Black Widow? I hate spiders, so I would probably just aim to one day look as killer as Scarlett does in that bodysuit. For now, I’ll settle for the fiercely patterned leggings.
So with a family full of Avengers, how are we prepping for the new movie?
At the end of the first movie, when the credits are rolling and things are finally settling down from a day of fighting and saving the world, the Avengers grab a bite to eat at a local shawarma restaurant – a running joke throughout the first movie. In anticipation of the second film, MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the boys and I decided to focus on a lesser known part of the first movie, The Avengers, and share that extra special treat with you today.
Presenting Superhero Shawarma – even our Disney Infinity characters got in on the action
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ c. olive oil
- 2 tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. allspice
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Cut chicken into larger chunks.
- Whisk together dry ingredients and ¼ c. olive oil.
- Marinate chicken in oil and dry ingredients mixture for approximately one hour.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees and cook chicken on oiled or tin-foil pan for 15 minutes, turning half-way.
- Let chicken cool and slice thin (like traditional shawarma).
- Pan fry in 1 tbsp. olive oil and additional sprinkling of salt and pepper until ends turn crisp.
We do not typically branch out and try new foods, but this recipe was a HUGE hit and will definitely make it into our regular rotation. The flavors were incredible and I felt sort of like a superhero after my hubby loved it so much.
A quick sauce for shawarma is tahini sauce made simply out of 1 cup of roasted sesame seeds and two tablespoons of sesame seed oil (possibly more depend on the texture you desire). Roast sesame seeds and blend well with sesame seed oil until combined.
Voila! The perfect topper to this superhero meal!
After enjoying our chicken shawarma, my hubby and I prepped the kids for a sleepover at Momma and Poppy’s. We made sure to pack all The Avengers essentials, including their Incredible Hulk and Thor action figures.
The boys were all ready to get their adventure started!
We can’t forget the snack, so we made sure to send along specially marked The Avengers Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks and Cheez-It baked snack crackers. These snacks are the perfect addition to a movie night featuring the first flick in anticipation of MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting theaters this weekend. Assemble all your Avengers gear and treats at your local Walmart.
Amplifying your Super Hero experience by downloading the Super Heroes Assemble app – available in both Google Play and iTunes stores. You can keep up to date with the latest movie and behind-the-scenes action. You also have the opportunity to scan displays at Walmart to become your favorite avenger and bring Marvel’s The Avengers Age of Ultron characters to life with your phone! Once you are in the app, scan in store signage from Kellogg’s, Dr. Pepper or Marvel to reveal even more secret content! You can also scan the specially marked Avengers packaging of these brands to unlock even more secret content!
BONUS: Starting April 30th, scan any 12 packs of Dr. Pepper’s specially marked Avengers or scan in-store signage to unlock a digital comic book!
Which of The Avengers do you most identify with? Are you planning to see MARVEL’S The Avengers: Age of Ultron?