Tonight, at Lilliana’s elementary school, we are having an International Festival with food, crafts, music and entertainment from around the world. It’s going to be a blast. I am going to LOVE eating all the food, especially the Spanish, Indian, Italian and Portuguese and everything else for that matter! 🙂 Today is officially my last day of the cleanse and I will begin eating again. Well, I already did eat a couple of those pasteis de nata that I made, fresh out of the oven but who can resist those?
I made Pasteis de Bacalhau (fish and potato fritters) and Pasteis de Nata (custard cups) to represent Portugal. These two items are a staple in Portuguese cuisine and so very, very, very delicious. (I’m not biased, of course) Made with all natural/organic ingredients, no preservatives in these pasteis!
This was my first time making Pasteis de Nata. I made the dough from scratch and the filling and they were both fairly easy but a lot of work! I’ve been in the kitchen making these two dishes from 9am and it’s now almost 2pm! But, I have to admit, it was a lot of fun and quite an accomplishment to make the Pasteis de Nata. I’m looking forward to watching everyone enjoying them tonight. That will make me very happy!
Lucas was my official taste tester for both dishes and he LOVED them so I’m hoping they will be a hit with the kids tonight. No pizza for any of the kids at Lilliana’s school tonight, they need to eat all of this delicious food that parents spent time, energy and money making for them! After all, it is an INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL!
Now, it’s time to go outside and enjoy this beautiful day with Lucas. One question for all of you, what am I going to do with the leftover custard?