I love Greek food. Luckily my husband enjoys tzatziki, hummus and lamb almost more than I do. Its easily become a staple menu item in our house, but until now we’ve never tried to make the Gyro meat from scratch.
I find that some of my best dishes are unplanned. When the fridge is full of food that needs to be eaten quickly I get creative and make up the meal as a I go. So this makes its hard to write down a recipe, but it also a fun experiment that I hope others can learn to appreciate in their kitchen.
Do you have a dish that within one bite you are taken to another place? I love dishes that remind you of a great trip, a favorite restaurant, or a childhood memory. This beef recipe make me feel at home.
I often just cook “free-style” and don’t use recipes so I had to re-create the shrimp a few more times and take note at what I was using to share with others.
Taking after my dad, I’m a fan of food that stacks. Anything in layers seems to enhance flavor and make for great food presentation. My dad often makes a lasagna stack or tortilla breakfast stack using leftovers from dinner.
After years of making the chicken the Mexican style I decided to switch is up and try make shredded Jerk Chicken using jerk chicken rub, marinade, pineapple, green peppers and onions.
If I’m making ribs at home- they are usually pan seared then cooked in a slow cooker or oven for 6 hours smothered in a BBQ sauce, onion and beer. The result is a tender meat that falls right off the bone.
Both were great but the tuna burger had the most unique flavor that has kept me craving it for weeks. Tonight I made my own version of this burger using what I had in my fridge, to hold me over until next time I can visit Hop Doddy.
This year I planned the menu about a week in advance and stared shopping for groceries 6 days before. With the threat of major snowstorms the week of Thanksgiving I knew it was best to get as much in advance as possible.
Entertaining could be my middle name. I love cooking and having friends and family over to my place. Even when I was little I got excited when my parents had dinner parties. I always wanted to play waitress and help serve the guests. There is something so special about cooking a meal and sharing it …
Hands down my go-to meal is tacos. No matter the time of day, or day of the week, I am always craving tacos. I never get sick of them because they can vary so greatly. They are the perfect way to use leftovers in your fridge.
One of my favorites cuisines is Greek. It doesn’t get better than Tzatziki, hummus and feta. If you haven’t seen “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” its a hilarious movie that dives into a Greek’s families crazy fun lives when their daughter is married.