Each couple in our group generally brings a lot of food and snacks to share. We are together for 10 hours or so. As a group we meet at an ice and beverage storefront near the Sambadromo and pack our thermal bag coolers.
This time around I think I over-shot the taste comfort zone of our friends. My sandwiches were not the crowd favorite.
Earlier in the day I roasted a couple red peppers on the stove. I mixed in some spices and a little creamy ricotta cheese and produced a sandwich spread. I did the same with carrots, and I made some egg salad. After trimming the crusts, I made little sandwiches and individually wrapped them. Ready to go!
But alas, the popular item was (and always is) mini salgadinhos.
Although, I brought a suprise box of chocolates that went over well.
If I had it all to do over again -- I would just bring more ice to keep our beer nice and cold through the night.