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#Microblog Mondays 102: Brigadeiro

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Happy Olympics!

I’m on an eternally-going group chat.  It started out for talking about game development, and while it sometimes is still about game development, it’s more just talking about our day.  A while back, someone from Brazil posted about a brigadeiro-flavoured ice cream treat.  Everyone else seemed to know what brigadeiro was, but I had to Google it.

It is the national truffle of Brazil.

So we obviously must make some in honour of the Olympics.  Wish us luck.  We’re using this recipe.

Did you make anything good to eat for Olympic watching?  Do you tend to make something special for television watching events (like the Super Bowl) or just grab whatever you were going to eat anyway?


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1 JustHeather { 08.08.16 at 6:39 am }

Count me in as another who had to look up brigadeiro. I think I’m going to make some too! We don’t have tv and I haven’t even thought about watching the Olympics online…so no thoughts of food in that regards. However, hubby and I quite often have a little something to eat while watching a show, even if only some bread with cheese. I think I should look up when Taekwon-do matches will be going on.

2 Cristy { 08.08.16 at 7:33 am }

Like you and Heather, I had no idea was brigadeiro was. But I think I’ve had something like this before and it’s delicious.

I like experimenting with new foods. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but other times they become immediate favorites. It tends to be more random for me as I’ve had one too many disasters around special events (like story worthy ones).

Looking forward to hearing about the outcome of the experiment!

3 Lavonne @ the OCD infertile { 08.08.16 at 7:49 am }

We usually always make a certain cheese dip for the Super Bowl. Other than that, we don’t really do a whole lot for events like that…

4 Traci York { 08.08.16 at 8:02 am }

That looks AMAZING! Best of luck making it – hope it turns out as delish as the ingredients would imply. We usually do something for Superbowl, but there’s no real food tradition – just extra special munchie things that happen to strike our fancy.

5 Middle Girl { 08.08.16 at 8:15 am }

My daughter will get a a hankering to prep special food for particular events, but it isn’t a routiine or tradition.

Good luck with the ice cream treat.

6 Lori Shandle-Fox { 08.08.16 at 9:05 am }

I’m a huge sports fan and am watching every single Olympic event I can get my hands on. But I’m not big on cooking or recipes. For Thanksgiving, in addition to our traditional meal, we do put together all of the fixings that they have at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (buttered toast, popcorn, jelly beans etc) and eat it along with the Peanuts gang while we watch.

7 Journeywoman { 08.08.16 at 12:20 pm }

Because D was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and yet somehow isn’t a huge football fan, I do a lot of cooking for the super bowl. What I generally do is make new appetizers and try out the recipes. I have had some amazing wins and stunning bad choices. But we like it. This year I made spinach dip in bread bowls for watching the olympics.

8 Cyn K { 08.08.16 at 1:00 pm }

I haven’t watched any of the Olympics yet. We don’t have broadcast TV, so I’m not sure we’ll catch any of the coverage.
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a truffle. Also, I didn’t realize that countries picked a national truffle. Who knew?

9 Isabelle { 08.08.16 at 1:04 pm }

No we usually don’t make anything for watching a movie, a show, or a sports event. I have been watching the Olympics on and off and haven’t thought about making any food! Maybe I will tonight.

10 chris { 08.08.16 at 2:08 pm }

I have never heard of this! Growing up we always had special snack food for the Super bowl, but not for other things. I am watching as much of the Olympics as I can. My husband has no interest, but I love it- although I hate the tape delay of the coverage and knowing the outcomes before it’s aired. Still, I have the daytime coverage on while I work as background noise instead of music, and I even recorded the overnight coverage to not miss any gymnastics. No special treats coming though…..

11 Mali { 08.08.16 at 3:37 pm }

I’m trying not to eat anything special when watching Olympics, though I might try these now that you’ve tempted me. Time zones aren’t conducive to food consumption. Except breakfast.

12 Sharon { 08.08.16 at 4:18 pm }

It never occurred to me to make anything to eat during the Olympics. The broadcast of the events I want to see doesn’t generally start until 7 p.m. or later where I live, and I rarely eat that late.

13 Dubliner in Deutschland { 08.08.16 at 4:20 pm }

What a fun idea! No, personally I don’t have any special foods that go with an event like watching the olympics. Oh wait, maybe strawberries and cream for wimbledon but that’s the only one I can think of. Mainly I just grab whatever is in the house.

14 JeanMarie { 08.08.16 at 5:35 pm }

Yup, had to look it up too.

I traveled to Rio for work in 1987 and loved being able to say “Yes, it’s that beautiful” every time one of my friends asked “is it really that beautiful?” while we were watching the opening ceremony.

I taught the local kids how to ride the waves with our cheap styrofoam surf boards and gave them our boards when we came home. The kids were so poor they had no concept of generosity and where confused by our gift. We had to find a local to explain the whole process. One kid cried he was so overcome.

I watched the surfers in San Francisco today as a way of bringing those kids close again. Happy Monday.

15 Amber { 08.08.16 at 5:44 pm }

I haven’t even turned on the Olympics yet. I usually really enjoy watching them, but I just don’t watch much tv anymore unless it’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

16 Virginia { 08.08.16 at 6:07 pm }

Well, as a portuguese I had to know what brigadeiro is. We have it here as well. Can’ t eat it anymore though, being diabetic. Só I just grab some healthy snacks, fruit, low fat cheese, a handful of nuts…

17 Mary Francis { 08.08.16 at 7:35 pm }

I love the idea of a national truffle!

I sat down to watch the amazing synchronised diving this evening with a single chocolate and a cup of tea.

18 Jess { 08.08.16 at 7:35 pm }

Oh wow, you are so going to love those! I didn’t recognize it at first, but when I followed your link I realized I’ve eaten those! I had a student last year who was from Brazil, and he brought in both chocolate and vanilla brigadeiros, and they were AMAZING. I am doing a terrible job at watching the Olympics, probably because we don’t have cable in part. I do make stuff for the Superbowl, because the food and the commercials are the parts I follow the most… 🙂

19 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 08.08.16 at 10:31 pm }

Nope, I didn’t know what that was either. But the fact that they have an official truffle is now one more reason to visit Brazil! How did your recipe turn out?

Phillip and I have always watched the Olympics in the past (without specific snacks), but it’s been weird this time with him scrambling to finish classes and me traveling, plus currently no tv. We haven’t even looked into if/how to watch it online yet!

20 Mom PharmD { 08.08.16 at 11:19 pm }

Haven’t watched much only pics yet aside from extended family gathering where we watched some swimming together, but truffles sound like a great idea. Was it delicious?

21 swati Bassi { 08.09.16 at 1:37 am }

I am not at all a sports fan. Just like to catch up the glimpse of whats going on through news channels or reading newspaper.

22 loribeth { 08.15.16 at 7:35 pm }

Re: snacks, generally nothing special — but a big bowl of popcorn & a tall glass of Coke (not Pepsi, Coke!!) is de rigeur for Oscar night!!

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