Sunday Dinner...Brazilian Food

For this past Sunday's dinner, I made Brazilian food.  Though my DIL was raised in America, she is Brazilian through and through and has introduced us to so many things Brazilian. The Blog Tech is getting pretty good at speaking Portuguese!  We love the food!  The main dish was Feijoada, a bean and meat stew.  Almost every nationality has a signature bean dish and this is Brazil's.  In fact, it is their national dish.

 It is served with an assortment of side dishes....vinaigrette being one of them.  This was especially delicious because I used my fresh garden tomatoes and herbs. It is much like a mild salsa.

 Collards are always served on the side but my DIL loves kale so I made it instead.

 And farofa!  Farofa is fried manioc flour.  It can be made many ways; I made mine with sauteed onions and garlic in butter and added crumbled cooked bacon, parsley and salt and pepper.

 Of course, I made more pao de queijo.

 The feijoada is always served with Brazilian rice.  Brazil consumes more rice than anywhere other than Asia.

 I served a salad just to lighten things up...haha!

Oh, and I almost forget, I made Bolo con Carne Alemao.  These are small meatloaves made with ground beef and chorizo and formed around a hard boiled egg. 
They are excellent served with chimichurri sauce.  Chimichurri sauce makes everything better.

So, like most bean dishes, it is not very attractive but the flavor overrides it's appearance.

I forgot to take a pic of the dessert (this is from the internet) but my daughter made pecan blondies and we served them with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

I did remember to take a pic of the sauce I made.  Now I am trying to decide what to make for next Sunday!


Betty said…
WOW, everything looks good. How do you make your kale? I am always looking for new ways to cook it.
jaz@octoberfarm said…
this kale was sliced in thin strips and sauteed in olive oil with garlic, salt and pepper. really simple and really good!
Christer. said…
The food looks delicious!

Portuguese is so hard to learn so I admire him for lerning it!

Have a great day!

Bee Haven Bev said…
I envisioned me making those meatloafs and forgetting to peel the egg!! HA!
Guillaume said…
It all looks so delicious. We had Brazilian food at the local food festival back in July. We really enjoyed it.
Rain said…
The food looks great, especially the pao de queijos. I'm sure your daughter in law is extremely thankful that you took the time to make her the food she grew up with! The caramel sauce looks so good!!!