I found someone who likes to cook as much as I do — Vovo Maura (Josue’s grandma Maura). She lives in Brazil but is here in Oklahoma for a couple months and is staying with us all weekend.
Here she is with Natalie, who didn’t want to smile for the picture.
Vovo is going to be teaching me how to make Josue’s favorite dishes. She’s an excellent cook, so I can’t wait to learn from her. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:
Carequinhas (a name that means “little faces”) are one of Josue’s favorite Brazilian snacks. Made with butter, flour and parmesan cheese, they melt in your mouth.
Brazilian Stroganoff is made with mustard, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, garlic, onions, chicken and table cream and served over rice or pasta.
We will also be making Brazilian beans and rice, Rocambole (a Brazilian jelly roll), kibbeh (a Middle Eastern snack that’s popular in Brazil), and brigadeiros (a chocolate candy).
I will post pictures and recipes of what we make throughout the weekend. Make sure to come back to try out Vovo’s cooking. One thing’s for sure — she won’t let you go hungry!