Saturday, February 5, 2011

No wonder Americans (USA) are so fat

It's so-called Super Bowl Sunday weekend back in the States.  Time for a giant pan of aunt Tracy's famous 7 layer taco dip (with extra sour cream).  Or your brother-in-law Paul's famous double bacon and cheese sliders (with extra mayonnaise mixed right in the meat!)  Or better yet: food blogger Amanda's double stuff Oreos baked inside chocolate chip cookies (no kidding).

I was doing some TasteSpotting this morning (nibbling on real Triscuits, compliments a care package from Rachel -- shout out!)  And what to my wondering eyes should appear but a chocolate, sugar, fat bomb disguised as a cookie.

In all honesty, I could see myself eating one of these - but just one, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Count me among the fat Americans, unfortunately.

It's important to remember that there are very few Big and Tall clothing stores here in Brazil.  Style and selection are narrow.  Better that I stick to the banana mango sorbet.

[Photos and the recipe are from here. No offense intended Amanda.]


Anonymous said...

Hello Jim:

Thinking about going back to Brazil, I came across your blog. I met Luiz when I was living in California through Sonia and Manuel in Pacific Grove. Probably he won’t remember. How small is the world?! Anyway, he has always been a great person and I’m very happy for you guys! I loved your blog and the down to earth perspective you bring about Brazil. My wife is American and my biggest concern if I decide to return is our kids. Anyway, I hope to meeting you guys when I’m in town. I live in Niteroi too.
Say hi to Luiz and God bless you, always! Um abração!

Marcelo Da Silva

Jim said...

Marcelo - let us know when you want to get together.

Danielle said...

I´ve lost weight in Brazil only because things like Oreos and Taco Bell are not available-- not as a result of any willpower of my own.

Rachel said...

I am so imagining those with ice cream right now. mmmmmm

Glad you like the Triscuits. A little taste of home :)

Anita said...

I love preparing desserts for others - luckily I do not enjoy sugar and chocolate. Hey, there are many fattening desserts/cookies in BRazil also. But I think it is not common to add ice cream plus/or chantilly plus caramel sauce etc. to desserts.