Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
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.]
We arrived in Brazil in January, 2008 to start up a new chapter in our life together. Luiz has returned to his hometown and I've jumped into the deep end of the pool ready for anything. Let the fun begin!