Greek Week

These are some pictures of the recipes I made. The pictures were not taken at my house since I made this elsewhere. My brother’s friend is Greek so he helped with the recipes that I made. He did not know all the recipes but he surely had eaten them before. For the Tzatziki, I peeled and grated a cucumber. Then I got all the water out of the cucumber. I then mixed the garlic and dill. I kept the mixture in the refrigerator for a few hours and then sprinkled it with some pepper, salt and chili flakes along with some more dill. Overall, it turned great and what I loved about it was that it was really refreshing almost like a lemonade. For the roasted potatoes, I peeled and cut them thin slices. Then I mixed all ingredients except chicken broth together in a cake pan until potatoes were coated. I added chicken broth until I covered all the potatoes till the top. I then baked them for about 30 minutes and waited for about 10 minutes before I put them back in for 20 minutes. I think this recipe is very common in my family and we cook it every other week. For the chicken souvlaki, I mixed all of the ingredients and put it in a air free zip lock bag and left it to marinate in the refrigerator overnight. The next day I cooked the chicken on the pan for about 10 minutes before serving. Out of all the recipes, this has to be my favorite and because I absolutely love chicken. The Greek salad was like any other salads except I made the dressing this time. I don’t really enjoy salads but I just eat them thinking that they are healthy so this was not a very good recipe for me. For the Pita Bread, I put warm water in the bowl of the stand mixer and sprinkled it with yeast. Then I mixed in the oil and salt. I, then, added the flour. I kneeded the dough for about 12 minutes. Coat the dough lightly with oil and place in a clean glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, poke a hole, label and put into fridge. After some time, I cut the dough into four pieces and kneeded them further. I then cooked them for about 3 minutes. I ate this with the chicken souvlaki actually and it tasted awesome. I loved the combination. For the last recipe, I basically made christmas cookies but with a little difference of ingredients. Overall, it turned out really good for a first time but I would add more sugar if and when I make it the next time. And those were all the dishes I made for the Greek week.


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