Have you been so excited to see the new movie that released this weekend, My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I have. I loved the first movie for so many reasons, not the least of which is the huge lineup of hysterical women comedians, the second of which is the storyline of a crazy and loving family, and the third, well. I just do. Isn’t that reason enough to like something? I just do.
Well, for the Sunday Supper lineup this week, we are themed out in all things Greek. Now, I always joke to my friends, that ethnically I am a mutt. A total mix of lots of different nationalities and cultures collide inside my body, sometimes will crazy results, but the best of which is the love of all food cultures and especially the food-centric ones! Problem is…I am not Greek. Not even a little bit. Oh well! I can still appreciate the food and the culture and here you have it: the drinks!
So as I understand it, Ouzo is usually chilled and then served in little shot-type glasses after dinner to sip on. Or it can be served with a splash of club soda. There are lots of other Ouzo drink ideas at the Visit Greece site, or on this Greek Reporter Newspaper, that explain that Ouzo “is more of an after food drink, rather than a drink to accompany your food.” It has an anise or black-licorice taste. You either love it or like it…and maybe even hate it (like my husband!), but if you like it even a little, you will certainly enjoy the Ouzito!
To make an Ouzo-Mojito, I made a mojito, but with Ouzo, and then added some strawberries, which tones down the licorice taste and makes it look really pretty and smell amazing: mint, strawberry, and licorice! It doesn’t get much better!
So here you are:
And here are the many, many awesome Greek Inspired Recipes to enjoy this week:
- Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata) by Angels Home Sweet Homestead
- Greek-Style Sliders with Feta Aioli by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Kalamata Phyllo Cigars with Whipped Feta by Pook’s Pantry
- Rosemary and Olive Grissini by What Smells So Good?
- Socca Pizza with Spinach, Roasted Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, and Feta by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Spanakopita Bites by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Tiropitas (Greek Cheese Triangles ) by Moore or Less Cooking
- Tyropita Appetizer Bites by The Freshman Cook
- Avgolemono Chicken Zoodle Soup by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Quick and Easy Greek Avgolemono Soup by Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Shrimp Avgolemono with Spinach by Monica’s Table
- Vegetarian Magiritsa (Greek Easter Soup) by Palatable Pastime
- Baklava French Toast with Cinnamon Honey Syrup by A Mind Full Mom
Greek Main Dishes:
- Brizola (Greek-style Pork Chops) by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chicken Greek Salad Flatbread by Family Foodie
- Greek Chirashi Sushi by NinjaBaker
- Greek Breakfast Wraps by Brunch-n-Bites
- Greek Meatball Salad by Magnolia Days
- Gyro Meatballs with Lemon Rice by Casa de Crews
- Kotopita (Greek Chicken Pie) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Mediterranean Meatball Gyro Sandwich by Life Tastes Good
- Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Roasted Vegetables by Food Lust People Love
- Souvlaki Chicken Wraps with Homemade Tzatziki by The Crumby Cupcake
- Youvetsi (Greek beef or lamb and orzo stew) by Caroline’s Cooking
Greek Side Dishes:
- Greek-style rice salad by Pine Needles In My Salad
- Greek Zucchini Fritters by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Homemade Tzatziki Sauce by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Spanakorizo by Feeding Big and More
- Chocolate Baklava by The Chef Next Door
- Greek Lemon Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Greek Spice Cake by Our Good Life
- Greek Walnut Cake by Pies and Plots
- Greek Wedding Cookies – Kourabiethes/Kourabiedes by La Bella Vita Cucina
- Loukoumades – Greek Donuts by The TipToe Fairy
- Loukoumades (Greek honey fritters) by The Redhead Baker
- Ouzito: The Greek Mojito by Hardly A Goddess
Plus Baked Shrimp with Feta plus More Greek Cuisine from Sunday Supper Movement
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