Indeed the "consoada" bit would ask for something like Fast Break meal (it meaning for religious purposes). It would be a light meal to break the fast.
The ones above aren´t not as "light" but a Christmas tradition as well.
In Brazil the "consoada" word and meaning is known by people of Portuguese descent, I myself didn´t know of it before. Even if we have a lively community of people of Portuguese descent in Rio. And in other states, for that matter.http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/ ... a.2549709/https://www.priberam.pt/dlpo/consoada