This was called 'Orange Salad'. It was orange slices with salt and sugar sprinkled on them. It called for pepper too, but that was a little too out there for me. They were funny tasting to say the least...
Heres the table! The 2 pots in the middle hold Feijoada (Meat Stew) which apparently is a very common dish down there. The pot next to it is Peppered Rice, but I left out the chili pepper, it was actually a little bland for our taste. Flanking the pots is fried polenta on the left (some ate it w/ honey on it, some had it with just a little salt). The two plates at the top hold sliced avacado (which grows in the rainforest) and next to that is Corn Cake (which didnt cook all the way thru so I had to scrape out the good parts, they all loved it though! )
The bottom 2 plates are brownies (they DO have cocoa bean trees down there, so I had to represent that somehow!) and then the white things are Cocadas which is basically just sugar, water and shredded coconut. I do NOT like shredded coconut so I didnt even try these. The girls didnt seem to care for them very much either.
Recipes came from HERE and HERE.
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Here are a few of the books they read this last week and some pictures they colored
These were their vocab cards for this week: Swamp and Marsh.
After we cleaned up after lunch (I think I did 3 loads of dishes!!), we went for a walk over to the pond. We got to feed the 8 geese who were loitering around. We ACTUALLY took bread over there to see if we could feed the fish (sometimes they are near the surface and will eat, othertimes not), and saw these geese. I was a little leary so we started to throw bread in the water about 30 feet away from them (they were on land, not in the water) and they immediately started heading towards us. So I had the girls stay behind me while we fed them just incase one of them decided to go bully on us.
One goose keeping nipping the behind of another when he would try to get a piece of bread-poor thing! So I was sure to throw THAT goose (the poor outcast) the bigger and best pieces. I LOATHE bullies.
See you all in Europe next week!