Friday, June 13, 2014

World Cup Fun!

Yesterday was the opening of the 2014 World Cup. This is a big thing in our house, my husband and son are big soccer fans, as I have mentioned before. 

While watching the 2010 World Cup, the kids liked it but they were still too young to really get in to it. This one is different, for Xander anyway.

For Easter I got Joe and Xander World Cup t-shirts from World Soccer Shop and Joe got a poster to keep track of the scores and games. We even have done brackets on Yahoo! just like March Madness!!

It's so big that it won't fit on the fridge!
For opening night I decided to make some traditional Brazilian food. My people are extremely picky, including myself, so finding things posed difficult. I ended up finding: Bolinho de Chuva (cinnamon and sugar donut holes), fresh fruit, and Misto Quente (grilled ham and cheese sandwich).

To make the Bolinho de Chuva I cheated, the recipe called for homemade dough and I don't really have the time or inclination to do that. So, I made them the way that my dad used to make donuts for us when I was little: buttermilk biscuits in the can. I bought the 8 count tube of biscuits at Meijer and tore them into about 1 inch sized balls. I then dropped them in oil that was hot on the stove a few at a time. When both sides were brown, I took them out. After I cooked all of them I rolled them all in cinnamon and sugar. When I was a child we rolled them in powdered sugar, but these were just as good.

As for the Misto Quente, I used multi-grain bread, Kraft sliced swiss cheese, Kraft shredded triple cheddar cheese, and Hillshire Farms brown sugar ham. I grilled them just like a grilled cheese sandwich. They grilled up beautifully and were nice and gooey. 

Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for Portugal to play so I can watch this hottie: 

Hater's gonna hate and I don't care!!
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