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post #1 of 11
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Hello !

 

I'm a scout leader. It'll be soon our summer camp. We chose as theme the festivities around the world. Every day, we'll change the country and holiday. For 10 days, we'll celebrate Christmas day, Chinese New year, the Epiphany, their birthday, the Halloween party, the carnival of Rio, Saint Patrick's day, April Fools, Easter. My dream is having a meal related with every party. But it has to be cheap and easy to cook. We are about thirty people, we don't have a big budget nor much time. Do you have any idea for a meal related with any of our parties ?

 

Thanks !

post #2 of 11

For Carnival, you can make Acaraji, beef or pork stew. serve over rice or make pao de queijo. You can use biscuit dough with cheese inside. Of course, non alcoholic capifruta. Just a thought

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post #3 of 11

If you might think Indian food, use Patak's curry paste and follow the directions. Mostly frying onions, adding poultry or meat, frying more, adding water and in some cases tomatoes, simmering a bit. Served with rice, or what they don't say is that they are great with noodles too. I suggest fettucine. There are a lot of curry pastes available with very different tastes. Patak's makes it easy. They are much better than "curry powder".

 

I grew up in India, and have been in the USA 36 years.

post #4 of 11

Thick ribeye steak with a dry rub of Penzey's mild and aromatic rogan josh spices is the bomb too. Paprika, coriander, garlic, ginger, saffron, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cayenne.

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post #6 of 11
You can make an Italian cake..."TIRAMISÙ" (translate in "LET ME UP") smile.gif

INGREDIENTS for 6:

6 eggs
500g of cheese soft and creamy ( mascarpone in Italy)
150g sugar
300g butter cookies
¾ of the coffee (about 8 coffee)
Cocoa

Here's how a real tiramisù original:
In a bowl whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until creamy and frothy swells. Add the cheese and mix well. Whip the egg whites and add them gently. In a small bowl mix the coffee slightly sweetened. In a small baking dish and spread a layer of cream on top of this formed a layer of biscuits dipped in coffee.
Cover with another layer of cream then continue with cookies until finishing with the cream. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Just before serving, sprinkle the surface of the tiramisu with cocoa powder.
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Originally Posted by Cuoco Italiano View Post

You can make an Italian cake..."TIRAMISÙ" (translate in "LET ME UP") smile.gif

INGREDIENTS for 6:

6 eggs
500g of cheese soft and creamy ( mascarpone in Italy)
150g sugar
300g butter cookies
¾ of the coffee (about 8 coffee)
Cocoa

Here's how a real tiramisù original:
In a bowl whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until creamy and frothy swells. Add the cheese and mix well. Whip the egg whites and add them gently. In a small bowl mix the coffee slightly sweetened. In a small baking dish and spread a layer of cream on top of this formed a layer of biscuits dipped in coffee.
Cover with another layer of cream then continue with cookies until finishing with the cream. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Just before serving, sprinkle the surface of the tiramisu with cocoa powder.


original recipe don't use butter cookies but savoiardi :D

sometimes we made it also using Pandoro leftovers XD

post #8 of 11
But Savoiardi are abroad?
post #9 of 11
I think so, but if ccan't be found ..anyone could easily cook them by itself :-D
post #10 of 11

Emma, you say festivities from around the world, but your list is very US centric and Christian centric  Personally, I would drop Halloween, Easter, April Fool's day, and St. Patrick's day.  Instead look to cultures that haven't been bastardized into US holidays.  Look to India, like Oregon Yeti mentioned, or Africa, or delve deeper into Asian and or Middle Eastern holidays.  One of the pros of doing this is that the foods from many of these cultures tend to be less meat centric and thus much easier on the wallet.  This would be a great chance to explore some festivals and holidays that don't get any press in the US.

post #11 of 11

Yes. There are much more interesting holidays with very inexpensive traditional foods on the menus.

 

Passover:

 

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/856603/jewish/Passover-Recipes.htm

 

Cinco de Mayo:

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/cinco-de-mayo.html

 

Diwali--Indian Festival of Lights:

 

http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/diwali-recipes-diwali-snacks-sweets/

 

Nowruz--Persian New Year

 

http://www.whats4eats.com/holidays/nowruz-recipes-traditions

 

Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan feast--Middle Eastern style);

 

http://www.food.com/topic/ramadan-middle-eastern

 

Lunar New Year (menus from Vietnam and Korea)

 

http://www.epicurious.com/archive/holidays/lunarnewyear/asian

 

Mardi Gras--USA

 

http://www.southernliving.com/food/holidays-occasions/new-orleans-mardi-gras-recipes

 

And, here's a site with holiday menus and recipes from traditions all around the world:

 

http://www.whats4eats.com/holidays

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