Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Party in Your PJs! #250: Get Ready for Spring!

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Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the Party in Your PJs Link Party, where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.


  Meet the Co-Hosts


Nina @ Grandma Ideas 

Lynda @ Reviews, Chews & How-Tos 

Lynda's Features!

 Make sure you head over to the other hosts of Party in Your PJs
 to see their features - we each pick our own!




All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiration to be found there.

Ok...let's party!

Rules -Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Party in Your PJs! #249: Irish Delights

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Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the Party in Your PJs Link Party, where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.


  Meet the Co-Hosts


Nina @ Grandma Ideas 

Lynda @ Reviews, Chews & How-Tos 

Lynda's Features!

 Make sure you head over to the other members of Party in Your PJs
 to see their features - we each pick our own!




All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiration to be found there.

Ok...let's party!

Rules -Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment.



Monday, March 11, 2019

Keftedes (Greek Meatballs) and Tzatziki

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Although I visited Greece a few years ago, I mostly enjoyed pasta dishes, so  I never really experienced the unique seasonings that go into Greek style meats. Even still, I have missed the flavors and spices of Greece, and decided to concoct a meal reminiscent of my travels.

You can read all about my trip to Greece here:


This post is about my attempt at Greek style meatballs with tzatziki sauce.

Traditionally these would be made with lamb but I was unable to find that in my area so I settled for a mix of pork and beef with specific seasoning.  In spite of the simplicity of the dish, it reminds me of my time in Santorini.

Greek Meatballs
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 lg red onion grated
3 cloves garlic grated
¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
Juice from one lemon
¼ cup fresh mint
1 egg
¼ cup bread crumbs
Salt
Pepper

Mix all ingredients together, then refrigerate for 2 hours to stiffen (this will help make the meatballs easier to roll and give the flavors time to meld together.
Roll into golf ball size balls.

Cook in pan with olive oil at medium to high heat until crispy outer edge. (You could also bake these, but I prefer the crispier texture of a panfried meatball.)

Serve with Tzatziki for dipping.

Tzatziki
Makes 3 cups

Ingredients
3 cups full fat Greek yogurt
4 garlic cloves minced
1 cup cucumber seeded and grated
1 tbs FRESH dill, chopped
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and serve or refrigerate for up to 2 days.  This is wonderful as a dip, or drizzled into a pita sandwich.

Eat, while dreaming of  sunny Santorini!