At Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy a couple of years ago, one of our themes for the week was Friendship Day (in fact, it really WAS Friendship Day). I thought it would be fun for each of the kids to choose a country and then learn about it (in a fun way). I was working without a net on this one (meaning nothing was prepared), as I had no idea which country they would pick. In fact, the kids even figured out the best way to choose their country. They threw Honey Nut Cheerios at a map until one landed in a country without touching any borders (if you want to know why it was Honey Nut Cheerios, click here)
Once their countries were “chosen” (R.J. picked Iceland, Ben picked Sumatra and Charlie picked Brazil) we all did a bit of desk research. We learned about the children, some of their games and we read folk tales from each of their countries (I had a couple of the books, and we found the others on line).
We also researched recipes from each country and found a recipe for each of the boys to make. I’ll highlight R.J. and Ben’s later (all three recipes were great), but am going to give you Charlie’s recipe as it is a perfect recipe for the grill….and it’s finally nice out!!!
We had friends over the other night, and we served Charlie’s Chicken. Everyone seemed to enjoy it (you really can’t believe how moist and tasty it is). Of course, they are really nice people and might have said they liked it even if they didn’t. But ….. there were no leftovers…….
As usual, I’ll take you through the process step by step but I’ll also include the recipe in pdf so you can download this to your computer if you wish.
Recipe: Charlie’s Churrasco Chicken
4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 Tbsp. olive oil
4 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups natural yogurt
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
4 each minced garlic clove
Combine the oil, lime juice and garlic.
Cut the chicken into 2 inch cubes. Rub the chicken thoroughly with salt and soak it in the oil, lime juice and garlic mixture. Let it marinate for 2 hours.
Place the chicken on a skewer.
Baste the skewered chicken with yogurt
and sprinkle parmesan cheese over all.
Serve with white rice (although I prefer Rice Pilaf – I’ll give you the recipe in a few days)