Above: 2 hard rolls with butter and a cheese spread, and apple juice. This was breakfast every day. I don't drink coffee, so they started bringing me an apple juice box instead when my coffee kept going untouched. I also got bottled water often. Room temp, though, not cold. A lot of the drinks are not served cold here. Thankfully, the apple juice was cold- it was nice to have something cold to drink since the hospital was hot with no AC. (I had to give birth during the hottest month of the year here- darn it!)
Maria cookies. I was almost asleep when they brought the evening snack, but I got up and snatched the Maria cookies to eat later. :)
Above is a picture of my lunch.... actually, I got this for lunch two days in a row! Not sure if that was a fluke or what, lol. It's a steak with an egg over top, and rice and french fries on the side. They love steak with an egg on it over here in the Azores..... it's on every restaurant menu, sometimes prepared a few different ways. I looked it up online and according to this, it's called bife com um ovo a cavalo, or "Steak with an egg on horseback."
There was a different kind of veggie soup every day for both lunch and dinner. A friend had warned me that the hospital soup needed salt, so I brought a salt-shaker with me to the hospital. It's in the upper right-hand corner of the photo above. :) I ended up sharing it with my Portuguese roomate and we bonded over salt. Good times!
PS: I prefer the Portuguese hospital food to the hospital food I've had in the US! :)
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