So what do we do on national heart day? We both love to cook, albeit in very different ways, so of course we cook a Hearts Day meal for ourselves and enjoy it together. It's not a night all that different than a Sunday night or a random weeknight when we're both of early, but it is a lot of fun. Last year we tried our hand at Indian food, the year before it was Filipino food, then there was pizza making and the one that started it all off....sushi. This year we decided to try out some of our favorite Greek recipes.
|Spanakopita in the front and Moussaka |
in the rear....our perfect Greek meal
For desert, Jerome made baklava which also uses countless layers of phyllo dough and butter, but incorporates an almond nut mixture and is covered in a heavy syrup just before serving. It gave me the biggest sugar rush I've had in weeks but it was absolutely phenomenal. Big surprise....we used a Cook's Illustrated recipie for this one too.
All the recipes were very easy and could be made in stages, so we made most of the sauces on Sunday night. The phyllo dough layering process took about an half an hour and uses more butter than I'm usually comfortable consuming in a night but it was worth the taste and flavor. And, we have enough leftovers to feed an army of miniature baseball players (a.k.a. little league). So, I'll be enjoying our meal all week long.