Sunday, June 13, 2010

What We Ate with links and recipes…

So I posted a teaser the other day of all f the food that we ate over the Memorial Day weekend but right after that my computer developed a virus and it took me until Friday of last week to get everything figured back out.  I was so lucky and ended up not losing anything but some of the files are different and I had to reinstall some things.  Anyway as promised…

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Starting from the upper right hand corner and going clock wise and finishing up in the middle:

 DSC_0182 Tzatziki sauce – this is typically used with souvlaki and gyros but we used the leftovers all weekend sometimes even as a salad dressing!!!

DSC_0185 Greek Salad – Really simple dressing that is fresh and quick to make.

DSC_0264 Marinated Shrimp Salad – So simple and the best thing is you make it the night before and allow it to marinate all night.  Then just take it with you the day of the party.


Watermelon infused with watermelon Vodka:  Simply take a whole water melon and cut a hole in the skin just large enough for a funnel to fit in.  Do this about 12 hrs before serving.  Fill the funnel with watermelon vodka and allow the watermelon to absorb it.  Keep doing this until the desired amount is in the watermelon.  Chill and slice immediately before serving.  Place a cork in the whole for transporting to the party!

DSC_0189 Pork Souvlaki:  This is the souvlaki recipe that I got from my friend Peter over at Kalofagas.  It is the best I have ever tasted and made by me at home!

DSC_0188 Bread – We bought it from our favorite German bakery and brushed it with garlic infused olive oil and grilled it…

Michelob Ultra – Yummmmmm!

DSC_0194Summer Berries with berry reduction and whipped cream (recipe to follow in a day or so)

Happy Summer!!!



Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This is a Greek-inspired feast for the gods Judy. I remember making watermelon bombs in my younger days, but am always a kid at heart:D

Danni said...

Mmmm....I can attest to the yummy-goodness of Peter's souvlaki. It has become a family favorite around here. I've even taken to making extra and feezing the meat, marinade and all, in a feezer bag so I always have some at hand.
Looking forward to your berry recipe!

Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle said...

Everything sounds great but what did I love the best? Watermelon Vodka and I love the cork in the top!

Peter M said...

Judy, is your family trying to gain Greek citizenship with all this Greek food? lol

Thanks for the link-luv and if if were up to me, I'd give ya Greek citizenship.

Thistlemoon said...

Lots of fabulous summer recipes!!!!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, I'll have some of the salad, baguette, watermelon and beer please, oh ad some sunshine to enjoy it in :)