Greek Orthodox Easter Feast…Xristos Anesti!

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!   On this blessed day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with good food, good company and great thankfulness that Jesus Christ laid down His life for us, his unworthy people.  And by His death, He conquered our death and gave us all a chance at life eternal.  I am humbled. Our family had a small gathering in D.C. with two of our three children.  A wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all. Greek Salad..    Roast leg of lamb and potatoes..    Skordalia and  Greek wines….      Spanikotiropita,, … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter Feast…Xristos Anesti!

Pascha, Part II…

I like to cook my holiday meals all throughout the week prior so I can have a little fun on the big day too!  it’s especially important for Greek Easter as we often roast a whole lamb on a spit in our backyard!  Alas, this year no whole roast Pascha lamb, just a small semi-boneless leg.  But my prep work for the big day continues on this week before Eastern Orthodox Easter.   Today, I made my pites, or pies.  Tiropita  (cheese pies), and Spanikotiropita (spinach and cheese pies) are my children’s favorites.  My tiropitas are made with ricotta, shredded … Continue reading Pascha, Part II…