The portuguese Christmas Meeting took place on December 7th and 8th in Palmela and other places of the region. This year I had to skip it due to my work.
Zé and Gracinha sent me these cards also signed by Ninocas, Paula, Rita Oliveira and Joana.
Papyrus - edição de postais - www.papyrus.com * Design: João Nogueira
Aletria, is a portuguese sweet dessert made with fine egg noddles which is mostly served at Christmas, not my Christmas though. I think we have never had it here at home, the only place i eat it is at work. If you want to try it, this is the recipe:
- 7 cups of full cream milk
- 6 eggs
- 1 + 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 2 pieces of lemon peel
- 1 12 oz package of very fine egg noodles
Pour the milk, sugar, salt and cinnamon stick into a large pan. Bring it to a boil while stirring constantly. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a small bowl and slowly blend some heated milk into the eggs and stir. Set aside.
Break up the noodles and add them to the boiling milk. Stir constantly until the noodles are cooked and remove from the heat. Slowly add the egg mixture into the cooked noodles and stir to incorporate. Turn off heat. Do not let the noodles boil. Remove from heat. Remove the lemon peel and cinnamon stick. Pour the mixture into a large serving platter at least 1 inch depth.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve. - in: http://www.allaboutcuisines.com/recipe/portuguese-aletria-sweet-egg-noodle-christmas-dessert
Mª da Graça Mendes
Gracinha sent this card with the comemorative stamps of the Centenary of the Implantation of the Republic in Portugal.
Although the Republic has been deployed in 1910, at the end of 1908 the Lisbon City Council was already in charge of the Portuguese Republican party, which had won the municipal elections of November 1, turning the Portuguese capital in one of the first Republican capital of Europe.
These stamps are dedicated to the Republican School, to industrialization, housing, modernization of the State, civil registry, public health and civic participation.