Saturday, September 10, 2011

Food , Food, Everywhere!

Europe is well known around the world for their food. The people take their food VERY seriously and enjoy eating. Most places in Portugal close for 2 to 3 hours for lunch! Wouldn't that be great to have a 3 hour lunch break each day? What you may not know about Europe though, is that the portions they serve are absolutely gigantic! When you order a lunch for one, it is really a serving for two people. 
What we end up doing usually, is just ordering one for every two people in our family. This works out much better.
Portuguese enjoy their seafood, bread, and LOTS of pastries, as you can see from the first picture. Just walking past those glass windows makes my jeans feel tighter, ha ha!
We all have our favorite foods here: our oldest enjoys the kale soup, our middle girl loves any soup with bread, and our little guy really likes the fruit and fresh veggies- especially the peppers. 
It is so relaxing, going to a cafe each day for lunch and just taking our time! We have had some really good dinners, but I would have to say my favorite (and my husband's) is the chicken- so delicious!

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