Planning is well under way for lunch in Greece this coming Sunday 27 August. The hardest part so far has been what not to include on the menu – there is so much yummy Greek food to be had.
I went to Oakleigh yesterday, which is a mecca of Melbourne-Greek food, and got some kefalotyri cheese for the saganki and vine leaves for the dolmades. Making dolmades from scratch is a little intimidating, but I guess that’s the whole point of this trip around the world.
We’re also having lamb koftas (courtesy of Jan), baklava (courtesy of Helen), chicken gyros (courtesy of Will) and Greek salad (courtesy of Nick). I’m expecting great things of that Greek salad, given that Nick has Greek heritage.
We’ll also have moussaka, spanakopita, skordalia and roast lamb.
The fact sheet is attached, as is the place mat. Will is the quiz master this time, so here’s hoping he doesn’t make Elysia cry again.
And it’s Lili’s third birthday on Tuesday 29 August, so we might have to have a birthday cake, even if she won’t be there to blow the candles out.