I was digging though my recipe box for some Mama Socha themed meals and settled on Greek. I made meatballs, tzatziki, hummus to go with a bunch of olives and pita I had to use up. After making everything I soon realized I would be eating the majority of the feast. Nate's not a huge fan of olives, he's watching his carb intake, the meatballs heavily feature dill and there's no way I can hide all the cucumber in the tzatziki. More for me!
While coming up with the title for the post I goggled "Greek sayings" I didn't choose to use one because they were mostly too long and there were too many funny ones. Here are a few of my favs.
- A Greek doesn’t say “I have no idea what’s going on”…she says “I’ve lost my eggs and baskets” (ἐχω χἀσει τα αυγἀ και τα καλἀθια).
-In Greece, a situation doesn’t just “get out of hand”…it turns into “a whore’s fencepost” (της πουτἀνας το κἀγκελο).
-A Greek isn’t just “doing nothing”…he’s “swatting flies” (βαρἀει μὐγες).
-A Greek house isn’t just “messy”…it’s a “brothel” (μπουρδἐλο).
-Greeks aren’t just “exhausted”…they are “in pieces” (κομμἀτια).
-A Greek person isn’t just “high and mighty” or a “diva”…she is “astride a reed” (ἐχει καβαλἠσει καλἀμι).
-A Greek person doesn’t just “cheat on you”…he “puts horns on you” (σε κερατὠνει).
-A Greek is not told to “go jump in a lake”…he is told to “go see if the boats are moving” (πἠγαινε να δεἰς αν κουνιοὐντε οι βἀρκες).
-Greeks don’t just “get into a fight”…they “become yarn balls” (γἰναμε μαλλιἀ κουβἀρια).
-A Greek isn’t just “fit”…she is “slices” (φἐτες).
-A Greek doesn’t get “beat up”…he “eats wood” (τρὠει ξὐλο).
Greek Meatballs and tzatziki
1 lb of ground beef (I used turkey, you could use pork, go crazy)
1/2 finely chopped onion
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
Mix together, it will be a wet, shaggy mess. Roll them out and stick them in a 350 degree oven for 30 mins.
pint of greek yogurt
1/4 c. EVOO
2 cloves garlic minced
1 peeled cucumber diced
Mix and eat