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May 6th, 2010 at 02:08 pm

Greece may not be the most popular country right now due to the financial troubles and the fact it made the Dow drop big time, but ancient Greece has been considered quite the splendid civilization. Money aside, a lot of things we enjoy are from the Greek culture.

Tonight my dear husband and I are joining a friend to enjoy some Greek food at the local Greek church. The church does it once a year as a fund raiser and it is popular enough that the tickets are sold out in advance. They have a bake sale and I envy the baking skills of many of these Greek women. The intricate blending of Phyllo dough and honey that makes it sweet enough to enjoy and light enough to think you aren't eating a lot, but fills you up nonetheless.

Besides the delicious and mouthwatering food, they have a band from Greece and dancing. We enjoy dancing vicarously, especially after a big meal, but it is a lot of fun and nice to partake the gifts the Greeks have given us though the years. I'm not sure if other cities have such a privilege and delight, but I'm sure pleased we do. Opa!

9 Responses to “Go Greek!”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    In my area there will be many Greek festivals this weekend. Enjoy your night out!

  3. Miz Pat Says:

    Since I'm a convert to the Greek Orthodox Church, all I can say is Yasoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    The Greek dinner was wonderful and the dancing was a splendor to behold. It's nice to see a community come together for the good of their church.

    We had a beef and pasta dish, kind of like spaghetti, except it wasn't ground beef, but a very tender cut of beef chunks. Anyone know what the official name of the recipe is?

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Funny you mention that because a new Mediterranean restaurant just opened up near me recently. It had one of the best plate of fluffy rice I've ever had. But it was also too expensive for my taste, so I most likely won't be going back.

  6. Jerry Says:

    I am living next door to Greece right now, and the financial situation certainly has lead to a mess... but culturally and gastronomically, what a terrific place! I only wish that they were doing a better job with their economy, because this problem is offering no insurance that the rest of the poorer countries in the EU won't follow suit. Yikes...
    Jerry

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Hey, I found the menu listing so I now know what the Greek pasta dish was:

    The dinner menu leads with Kreas Me Ellinika Makaronia Kai Kokkini Saltsa -- beef with Greek macaroni and red sauce. Other goodies listed include Spanakopita (spinach pie), Greek salad, bread and baklava.

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