If you like lasagna then you are going to love this 3 layered Greek casserole. The layers include eggplant, meat (lamb or beef), bechamel (a white sauce made with milk). Sometimes there might be zucchini or potato added to the recipe. Any way you make it, you are going to have a nice comforting meal. Add a Greek salad and you are all set. Continue reading
You may have heard of “GREEK WEEK” on many college and university campuses which basically is a blitz on fun, frivolity, and food among the sororities and fraternities. For me, it’s Greek week too- an energetic and concerted effort to cook a lot of Greek foods in my last week of January.
Here’s the down low- get all my food items made (and blog about it), listen to awesome Greek songs, offer prayers for the Greek people, and try to get some Greek reading in. It is going to be a busy week and I look forward sharing what will be coming down the pike as I attempt Greek Week- fun, frivolity and food!
Menu for the next 7 days:
Shrimp with Feta and Tomato, Greek Salad
Macedonian Rice Stuffing with whole Chicken
Moussaka, Once A Year Bread
Roast Lemon Potatoes, Honey Cakes
Cabbage Rolls, Fried Tomato Fritters
Baked Lamb with Rice Shaped Pasta
Spinach Rice, Olive bread
Fisherman’s Soup, Sesame Pistachio Snack
OPA!!! and don’t forget to check back as I reveal the 16th country that I plan to cook and learn about in February.
Actually there is a saying “when Greek meets Greek, they start a restaurant.” Well, maybe not so true, but it is true that when a Greek meets a friend, they sit down to eat. I tested this out just last week. (see end for bar joke)….
There’s this local Greek restaurant right down the road from where we live, and it is not unusual for the owner to serve you the food himself. There is an immediate sense of family the minute you walk in -bound together by the love of food. As we were dining, the owner came to the different tables to greet the guests and on more than one occasion he brought the food out himself. Nothing stuffy here, just friendly people eating in a family-like restaurant. Continue reading
I am excited for 2017! It means a new month and new cooking adventures. I really love international cooking and learning new things about countries that I might get to visit or not.
In December, I gathered all the family for January’s country culinary pick. Greece won and here we go- cooking all things Greek in January. Not only do I like to cook, I also like to get to know the country. I do that by reading about Greece. In the news right now is about refugees from Syria, Iraq and Aleppeo currently coming in and finding safe haven from dire home situations. Continue reading