It’s time for another round of Around the World in 12 Dishes, and this month it’s Portugal for kids. Portugal was a fun place to study about, but our library didn’t really have any good books on it. This is the first time our library has failed me.
Portugal Recipe: Quejidas
Quejidas ingredients: 3 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup flour, 2 cups milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1. Crack eggs, add sugar, and butter. Cream those ingredients together (this takes FOREVER).
2. Add the milk and vanilla and blend some more (maybe add a bit extra vanilla because it tastes good).
3. Slowly add the flour, or maybe we added the flour first and then the milk…..
4. Pour into muffin tins until about 2/3 full. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or so. Grumble about the silicon muffin pans and vow never to use them again.
5. Make the kids clean the counter.
I would just like to point out that for once I actually had ALL of the ingredients, ALL OF THEM. Did you see that? It never happens.
These disappeared really fast. They also reminded me a little bit of the Finnish oven pancakes. Which also disappeared really fast.
We also made, but have no good pictures of:
Portugal Kale soup
Which goes like this. Brown the onion and some other stuff. Then brown half a pound of turkey and some sausage. Add in a can of diced tomatoes and a whole bunch of chicken broth. Then add in 4 LARGE diced potatoes. Look at the amount of potato to broth ratio and think they said to add in way too many potatoes. Now let it simmer until the potatoes are all done. Yep, that’s it. Oh wait, tear up kale and add it in at the very last minute.
Yeah, that’s it. I may also be trying to write fast because I still have packing to do, and think the flowers are conspiring to kill me. Stupid pollen allergens. In my mind I have a quite hilarious visual of flowers marching around with pollen guns.
Portugal learning fun
The kids completed their Portugal lapbook (notebook?) on the last day of woman’s Bible Study, only for me to find out they lied to me about completing it, so they got to sit at the dining room table until they finished it. Here’s the country lapbook pieces.
This was followed up by large amounts of extra chores for not doing their schoolwork. So, the pictures didn’t happen because I was not happy with said children.
So, what books would you recommend for Portugal?
All the ones I thought of were obviously for Spain, and there are differences between the two. I had a craft planned, but between all the illness this month it just didn’t happen.
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