Thursday, December 9, 2010

good morning to all

good morning to all...

It's evening here on the other side of the world and we are off to bed. Sickness has hit full force I'm taking a sick day. It's 10pm here and my 12 year old informed me at 9pm that he has homework due tomorrow that he needs help with...make a Brazilian dish for his project. Excuse me...make a dish? No...just we just need to make one thing Brazilian...easy  huh? Thanks to my sweet neighbor who answers her phone at 9pm, we made Brazilian Bark. {chocolate, raisins, Brazilian nuts {that look and taste a lot like almonds :)}

Hope you have a wonderful day. I sure did~ we opened our homes today to the sweetest group of Japanese women for a Holiday House tour. They loved seeing how we decorate for Christmas...and we loved having them! I took pictures but don't feel up to posting right now...will do soon.


  1. Wish I had see this beforehand. I could have helped. I lived in Brazil for a year in high school. One of the dishes that is so unbelievably easy and equally delicious is Brigadeiro. It's a little chocolately, caramely truffle type thing...YUM!! Here is the recipe just in case you ever have that assignment again. It's also something your kiddos will love to make.


    By Candy C on May 15, 2003

    Prep Time: 5 minsTotal Time: 20 minsServes: 40, Yield: 40 candies
    About This Recipe
    "A traditional candy from Brazil that is typically served at parties. It tastes like chocolate-caramel and is very easy to make!"
    1 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
    1 tablespoon butter
    3 tablespoons cocoa
    chocolate sprinkles
    Over medium-low heat, stir vigorously the three ingredients.
    Cook the mixture until it thickens enough to show the pan bottom during stirring (it will be firm enough to stay together and not spread) Pour into a greased dish and let cool to room temperature (or chill a few minutes in the fridge) Grease your hands with butter and take small amounts of candy and form into 1 1/2 inch balls.
    Roll the balls in chocolate jimmies to decorate.
    If the balls don't hold their shape, cook an additional 5 minutes until it thickens up more.
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size: 1 (10 g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 40
    Amount Per Serving% Daily ValueCalories 35.9 Calories from Fat 1029%Amount Per Serving% Daily ValueTotal Fat 1.1g1%Saturated Fat 0.7g3%Cholesterol 4.1mg1%Sugars 5.4 gSodium 14.6mg0%Total Carbohydrate 5.6g1%Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%Sugars 5.4 g21%Protein 0.8g

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