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Gametime Treats for Au Pairs

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Au pairs are you gathering for the big game? Even if you’re not a sports enthusiast it’s a great opportunity to experience some of American pop culture! Also a fun part event is the food, so whether you’re hanging out with friends, your host family, or your host kids – here are some delicious treats you can makes, straight from the AuPairCare staff.  

Delicious Guacamole

The fun part of this recipe is you can customize it to your liking. Add more or less of the ingredients!

Ingredients

4 Avocados

1 Lime

Garlic Salt to taste

3 Green Onions (Scallions)

Cilantro (to taste)

1 Tomato

Directions: Cut up your cilantro, green onions and tomatoes and then add them in a bowl with your peeled avocado. Then take a potato masher (or a fork) and smash everything together. We bet one of your host kids would love to help you with this part!  Squeeze some of the lime on top and add some garlic salt as well. Taste and keep adding and mixing until you have the flavor and consistency you want!

Cut up as much (or as little) of the green onions, tomatoes and cilantro as you like. Guacamole is so versatile, we’ve heard of everything from crab, goat cheese, to traditional. Do what you feel!

 

Tasty German Späetzle

We love this recipe! And although it’s not a traditional football party food, it is delicious and easy to eat – which is all you need.

Ingredients

1 Cup All Purpose Flour

¼ Cup Milk

2 Eggs

½ Tsp Nutmeg

3 Tbs Unsalted Butter

2 Tbs Chives

Minced 1 Tsp Salt

½ Tsp Black Pepper

Directions: Making the dough - In a large bowl combine flour salt pepper and nutmeg. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Gradually add the flour mix to the egg and milk mixing until dough is formed, allow to rest 15 minutes. Cooking the dough - In a large pan, bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. To create the spaetzle, hold a large slotted spoon over the water and push batches of the dough through holes Cook for about 3 minutes or until spaetzle floats. Drain the spaetzle and shock it with cold water to prevent sticking. Finishing the spaetzle - Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add spaetzli allowing it to brown about 2 minutes. Finish with chives salt and pepper

Brazilian Brigadeiros

Ok we love brigadeiros, many times someone on our team has brought them into the office for everyone to enjoy! These are tasty bite sized Brazilian treats that are easy for even the smallest partygoers to make.

Ingredients

2 tbs Tablespoon Butter

1 can sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa

Directions: Combine ingredients in a sauce pan and stir over medium heat until mix thickens. Flatten the mixture on a plate, then refrigerate 2 hours or freeze 1 hour. Once chilled roll into balls and cover in sprinkles

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