"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~

Saturday, June 29, 2013

South America

 The last continent we have been studying is South America. Did you know South America is named after the same Italian explorer as North America? His name is Amerigo Vespucci. Do you know the name of the largest country in South America? The largest country is Brazil. Do you know the name of the largest river on this continent? It’s the Amazon River. One of the most memorable things we’ll never forget is that South America is the only continent with pink dolphins. We decided to end our study with a dinner that represents some popular foods from Brazil and Argentina.

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This is our Argentina/Brazilian meal. Continue reading to learn more about this wonderful tasting meal we had.

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For an appetizer we had empanadas. These are meat pies/turnovers. They are popular in Argentina. We cheated by using can biscuits for the dough to wrap our meat filling in. That was the only thing about the recipe we did different. It was still delicious especially served with green olives on the side.

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We prepared some Salpicon. This is a meat salad made of leftover meat, cooked and diced potatoes, thinly sliced onions, a chopped boiled egg, just a little lettuce, and sliced tomatoes on top. For the dressing all you need is oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

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We really loved the Chimichurri sauce from Argentina. It is best made ahead of time so you can use some of it to marinate the steaks you will be serving. After you grill them you will serve them with some additional Chimichurri on top. I can see myself using this sauce for chicken and even baked fish. It’s that delicious!

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The Arroz Brasileiro is a rice from Brazil made with chopped tomatoes, onion, and garlic. We served this with Brazilian black beans which are made with bacon, onion, lots of garlic, and bay leaves.

Now can you see why I say it was a wonderful tasting meal? We have made it to the end of our 7 Continents of the World Unit Study. It has been a fun learning experience. If you have followed us on this journey I hope you have learned something new and enjoyed it too. For those who are reading for the first time be sure to go back and read what we learned about the other continents to see all the fun things we learned. As always thanks for reading and be blessed.

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