I will never tire of hearing my children’s angelic voices asking me “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Just kidding, it got old as soon as they learned the phrase.Continue reading Creamy Tuna Pasta
One might think of church bingo nights as an “old people” activity. I’ve been bingo-ing since childhood. Not just any bingo, mind you. Pasta bingo.Continue reading Makaronia me Kima (Greek Spaghetti with Meat Sauce)
This may not be one of the most well known (if at all) Greek dishes to those who are not Greek, but ask any kid who grew up with traditional Greek food and this will likely be one of their favorites.
Greeks have mastered the all-in-one dish, and it’s really no surprise. Up until recently, having your own oven was somewhat uncommon. Instead you had to share space at the local bakery. No one likes a space-hog.
I don’t make this dish enough. Nowhere nearly enough. My medium boy reminds of this on a regular basis.
One of the side-effects of trying to create a new recipe is that I don’t know how much of an ingredient I might need, and then am left with extra that I need to figure out how to use. It’s a rough life.
A while ago, I had purchased a rather large quantity of spinach. Even though I often grow my own, spinach is pretty picky about not liking my hot summer temperatures and I don’t always get around to growing it when it will thrive. Thank goodness for grocery stores!
Each year around Christmas I’ll buy a ham. Ironically, we never eat it for Christmas dinner. I just get it because I want ham and that’s usually the best time to find a good one.
I have noticed time and again that the best combinations of flavors happen to be with foods that are in season together. It’s not that other combos don’t work, they just don’t work as well.