Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I am finding that I don't have as much time as I used to... well, I do have time, but my hands seem to be full of a big baby! It happens that when Naomi goes down for a quiet time in the morning, when I used to blog, Titus wakes up to eat and then by the time he goes down Naomi is ready to get up. And as for the afternoon... It happens much the same way, though if there is any free time in there I try to nap or clean or start dinner, and the time I am on the computer- I'm checking email or playing a quick game on facebook. There's my whole day. :-) I have been cooking and taking pictures- just not alot of time to post it to the blog.
I love gyros, though I don't make them often. I just had a craving for them a couple weeks ago, so I made them.
If you have a recipe for the meat that is different than this, please share! This one is good, but I think it could be better. The tzatziki sauce is really delicious- and I like alot on mine. You can't tell that by the bottom picture here... because it was leftovers the next day and this is all the sauce I had left. But normally, I would have put alot more sauce on it.

Gyros Meat
1 lb ground meat
2 TB water
1 TB lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
Shape into thin patties and fry until cooked through.

Tzatziki Sauce
1 c. plain yogurt
1/4 cucumber diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
Mix together

Pita bread
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped onion
Feta Cheese (optional)

To make a gyro, traditionally, lay the pita bread down and layer everything on the side of it- meat, sauce, feta, tomatoes and onion. Fold it like a taco.
Or you can open the pita and stuff it all in the pocket- a little easier for little kids that way.

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